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Air show braced for landing

    Aviation displays featuring a range of aircraft and gliders will fill the skies on January 30 as the Classics of the Sky Tauranga City Air Show takes flight.   Flying over the city's airport once again, the bi-annual event features static and flying aviation displays from classic,...


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(Closes: 25-01-2022)


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Brace for the landing of air show

  Aviation displays from a mix of classic, sports and military aircraft and gliders are filling the skies above Tauranga on January 30, as the Classics of the Sky Tauranga City Air Show takes flight.   Flying...


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Christmas Lights Drive 2021

    Dig out your inflatable Santa, your trees and your baubles and start untangling your strings of Christmas lights, because now is the time to plan for and enter The Weekend Sun Christmas...


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Spend a night with the swingers

    Golf – a game so annoying it was invented by God to punish people who retire early.   Ralph, Archie and George have been golf buddies for donkey's years and now they're retired,...


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Omega Plus offer local alternative

  Whlie a global pet food shortage is affecting large numbers of supermarkets, and a combination of shipping delays and supply issues are preventing several brands from reaching us, there is a New...


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Local rising stars

  Bay of Plenty Symphonia will once again present its biennial Rising Stars finals concert this month, featuring talented secondary level musicians.   Five finalists from around the region...


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Trombone spectacular!

    Tauranga Trombone Collective is a quartet presented by Tauranga Musica and made up of some of the region's best trombonists.   The group has been put together by Joe Thomas, a local...


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Magic at Trustpower Arena

  Award-winning magician and illusionist André Vegas is bringing his spellbinding family show to Trustpower Arena during the school holidays for one day only!   You won't want to miss...


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Take a break from the uphill battle

    It's hard travelling overseas presently, but Kiwis can still reach for the sky.   Skyline Rotorua is making that extra easy by offering two years for the price of one on all annual...


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Keeping an eye on the neighbourhood

    The next 16th Ave Theatre production will run from July 9-24.   Neighbourhood Watch is playwright Alan Ayckbourn's 75th play and is directed by well-known 16th Ave director Denis...


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Pianist set to wow Tauranga

  New Zealand born pianist Chris Greenslade was a student of Bruce Greenfield, completing his honours degree with Richard Mapp at the Wellington Conservatorium of Music and going on to do post-graduate...


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Tauranga Gala Dinner

  Do you know a local business still doing it tough due to Covid?   The Weekend Sun and Events Innovated are giving away a premium table of ten at The Tauranga Gala Dinner (worth almost $2000)...


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Jazzing up the Beatles

    There's funk, Latin, jazz and blues - and then there's jazz and blues meets The Beatles!   Jazz legend Rodger Fox blends the genres to create a distinctive sound at his upcoming...


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Fancy food on the menu

  Are you ready for the tastiest weekend in Tauranga?   If you're super serious about food, this is the must-see event for foodies. The Seriously Good Food Show will be helping you support...


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Devilskin ready for a Tauranga party

It's time for a party is the overriding message from Devilskin bassist Paul Martin ahead of the band's upcoming show in Mount Maunganui. The Axeman and the rest of the band, lead vocalist Jennie Skulander,...


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The inspirations behind the music

  Bay of Plenty Symphonia is pleased to present their June concert, Beethoven and Brass.   Featuring a slightly smaller orchestra than normal to fit the Holy Trinity Church stage, the programme...


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Get some training in

    This madcap comedy addresses an issue close to every woman's heart!   Does husband training sound impossible? Not when you have a legendary husband trainer living right next door....


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Jumping into the deep end

  After the extraordinary performances of 2020, the Scholars Baroque Aotearoa return with a special clutch of NZBarok friends to express their shared delight and joy in the music of Handel and Bach.   Throwing...


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Not too old to have fun

    When I hear the words adventure tourism, I don't think: “Oh, that's me”.   So, if you'd told me that I'd be climbing stairs, zipping through treetops, and experiencing...


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Updated local cafe

    They've gone modern, sleek and clean, and they've updated their look.   Robert Harris Café on Willow Street has recently had renovations and the café is now an inviting,...


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Beautiful music in Tauranga

The New Zealand Chamber Soloists was formed in 2006 by core members Katherine Austin, piano, Lara Hall, violin, and James Tennant, cello.   As one of New Zealand's premier chamber music ensembles...


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Win double passes to the Magic game

The Weekend Sun has a double pass to a Magic game up for grabs for the lucky reader who can tell us the name of the coach. Read the article here. Enter online at www.sunlive.co.nz under the competition...


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Get on board with conservation

    Tourism and conservation are starting to go hand-in-hand and this is a concept the team at Rotorua Canopy Tours knows better than most.   When you pay for your ziplining adventure...


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Win a trip to the pools!

  Bay Venues have a range of fun and affordable activities to keep your kids entertained during the April School Holidays! With full day drop and run sports programmes, aquatic fun at your local...


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