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A tale of three trios

There's been a lot of folk around town recently, and I mean that both ways. A bunch of tourists are still on the beaches and there have been frequent sightings of banjos, harps, fiddles and other accoutrements of the gigging folkie. Here in the Bay we've had more than our fair share of folk. That's...


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(Closes: 18-02-2020)


Competition Winners

Guilt-free goodness

Chantal Organics is bringing to the market a new guilt-free goodness, the Kallo Organic Rice and Corn Cake range. Kallo is ranked the number one branded UK range of organic wholegrain rice and corn...


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First concert of the year a hit

Audiences around the country are calling Operatunity's first concert of the year “wonderful”, “delightful” and “such fun!” Starring co-owner and 2020 MNZM honouree...


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More music in Katikati

The Katikati Twilight Concert season is nearing its end, but there's still one concert to go, so make sure you don't miss it. The third concert in the series will be held on February 8 and will be a...


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More concerts on the horizon

The second in the summer series of the Katikati Twilight Concerts is scheduled for January 25 at the beautiful Haiku Reserve where Paul Madsen and his team will transform themselves into The Jersey Boys. In...


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Love, wooing and disguises

Watching a Shakespearean play outdoors during summer is increasingly popular with Tauranga audiences. Now into its fifth year Summer Shakespeare Tauranga have turned out a top performance with ‘Love's...


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Caring for bleached hair this summer

Summer seems to have arrived early with a few November heat waves and spectacular sunsets, the latter due in part to the dust and smoke from Australian fires. When I was younger my hair was mousey blonde...


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Looks funny but still tastes Yummy

After the heaviest hail in more than 20 years in Hawkes Bay early October, the exterior of the much-loved Yummy Nectarines was slightly marked. With the fruits skin now appearing to ‘look funny'...


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Music under the sun

The 2020 Katikati Twilight Concert season will kick off on January 4 with a big show that pays homage to The Best of British. If you love The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Adele or...


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Making condensation a thing of the past

Steamed mirrors, condensation on walls and ceilings, slippery floors and mould are year-round annoying home issues caused by shower steam, which can add significant costs to house upkeep. Not to mention...


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Make your house twinkle and win!

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


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Nourish your body and soul

HempFarm products nourish your body from inside out. With the delicious, nutty, omega rich goodness found in the hemp hearts and oil, it's a raw superfood to nourish your body and soul. This high-quality...


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Chelsea Winter live at Baycourt

  I was quite excited to hear the news, now months ago, that best-selling New Zealand cookbook author Chelsea Winter had relocated from Auckland to Tauranga. Firstly because the herbs in my raised...


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A beanstalk of fun

Jack and the Beanstalk, presented at Baycourt on December 14-15, will be the Dance Education Centre's 40th end-of-year show and marks a major milestone for DEC owners and co-directors, Prue and Debbie...


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A musical masterpiece

Mark your calendar and gather your friends and family for what is fast becoming an annual tradition. Scholars Baroque Aotearoa are on form again with the brilliant NZ Baroque Orchestra and Soloists to...


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A real laugh fest

Called ‘the funniest farce ever written', Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing's On. The audience is treated to a hilarious behind-the-scenes...


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The odd couple

In this hilarious female version of The Odd Couple, Olive Madison, like her original male counterpart, is divorced and living in cheerful chaos in her city apartment. At Olive's invitation, the suicidal...


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Winning chutneys made the right way

NoShortcuts Gourmet Chutneys is a small, innovative family business making and distributing hand-crafted, batch-made, premium quality chutneys and relishes. Their delicious selection has received numerous...


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Love, beauty and the planet

Sunny days seem to prompt me to think more than usual about the whole concept of ‘saving the planet'. Partly it's seeing the tuis flutter into the olive tree, finding snails once again taking over,...


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The Bay's best little festival

The Bay is becoming a new home for music festivals in New Zealand. Spring Things - on at the Mount's Soper Reserve over Labour Weekend - Bay Dreams and One Love, The Food Wine & Music Festival,...


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There's more to life than rugby

October this year is a tricky time for promoters and bands: the Rugby World Cup messes everything up. It's not as though every single person in the country obsessively watches rugby. But a lot do. And...


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Fabulous voices and camraderie

  The New Zealand Three Tenors are celebrated for their fabulous voices, their camaraderie, banter and fun, and they're coming to Tauranga.   Operatunity is delighted to present The Three...


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Bay of Plenty Home Show

    The Bay of Plenty Home Show is coming to Trustpower Baypark Stadium on October 18-20 and there'll be something for everyone.   This week's Weekend Sun contains a special edition...


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Revitalising the body from within

Cathedral Cove Naturals new Body Balance Coconut Yoghurts are deliciously nourishing, and full of prebiotics and probiotics to support good gut health to reinvigorate the body from within. They are made...


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