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In, on and under the water

For three days next month it will be a magnet for anyone and everyone in awe of spending leisure time in, on or under the water – the great playground of the Bay of Plenty. It's the Tauranga Fishing and Boat Show at Baypark Arena – TFABS as it's become known – and starts on Friday,...


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(Closes: 23-10-2018)

Mountain Film fest returns

The Mountain Film Festival is heading back to Tauranga to showcase a host of adventure-based short films. Held at the Graham Young Youth Centre, on Wednesday, October 24, the festival will show some of the best mountain films from New Zealand and around the world. Organiser and host, Richard Watson,...


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(Closes: 23-10-2018)

A living legend live

Baypark is pleased to announce the legendary Dionne Warwick and her Greatest Hits Tour. As part of the Baypark Concert Series, Dionne will be performing in Tauranga for the very first time on November 11, and this is your chance to see a living legend perform some of her biggest hits. Dionne has...


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(Closes: 23-10-2018)

Donavon Frankenreiter to play in the Mount

American musician and surfer Donavon Frankenreiter is playing his way to the Mount. Playing an R18 concert on November 28 2018 at Totara Street in Mount Maunganui. Donavon says the he can't wait to be heading back to New Zealand to play some shows. “It's going to be wonderful to be back down...


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(Closes: 07-11-2018)


Competition Winners

Tribute by Divas and Divos

Returning for Operatunity's Divas and Divos, New Zealand's own Three Tenors - Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Derek Hill and Kalauni Pouvalu - present a soaring tribute to the greatest voices of all time....


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Diamond heist film based on truth

It is based on the incredible true story of the 2015 London diamond heist - one of the biggest in British history that became news around the world when it was discovered it hadn't been perpetrated by...


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A tribute to wind instruments

An eclectic group of wind and brass performers conducted by Professor Barry Vercoe will be performing ‘Music for Wind Instruments' as the last concert in Tauranga Musica's 2018 series. The group...


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Keep allergens outside

The revolutionary New Zealand-made Unovent home ventilation system has a new feature to provide cleaner air and help fight allergies – the Unovent PollenGuard Helix Filter. Scientifically developed...


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Creating your happy place

The annual Spring Home Show is returning for its ninth year, and it's the perfect place to find all of your home products and service needs under one roof. This three day event features more than 200...


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Anything and everything motorhome

The NZMCA Motorhome, Caravan and Leisure Show returns to Mystery Creek in Hamilton on September 21-23. This show is bigger than ever before and will be showcasing all the major industry players under...


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Dr Libby talks hormones in Tauranga

Acclaimed nutritional biochemist, 11-times best-selling author, and international speaker Dr Libby Weaver, will be speaking in Tauranga later this month as part of her 2018 national tour ‘The Hormone...


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Shrek brightens the day for sick kids

Patients and visitors at Tauranga Hospital received a surprise visit from a couple of famous fairy-tale characters earlier this week, when Shrek and Princess Fiona popped in. The gruff but good-natured...


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Festival to showcase the blooming region

Celebrate the beauty and diversity of our region's gardens and the creativity of talented artists at the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival. With 70 beautiful gardens and more than 50 artists, the...


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Driving Miss Daisy

Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for dramatic writing, Driving Miss Daisy is a warm-hearted, humorous and affecting study of the unlikely relationship between an ageing, crotchety white Southern lady...


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Tennessee Waltz

In a concert where pop meets traditional country, Tennessee Waltz features award-winning songs from artists such as Doris Day, John Denver, Connie Francis, Kenny Rodgers and Dolly Parton. Operatunity...


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Ora King Salmon Competition

Life + Style has a $100 voucher for an Ora King – Inspired dinner at both Trinity Wharf and Mount Bistro to give away to lucky readers.  Simple enter below. Entries must be received before...


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Everyone has a story

A spellbinding tribute to legendary performers Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Maria Callas promises to “reach out and grab your heart” at Baycourt Community and...


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Four actors and a good laugh

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have the intriguing, thrilling, riotous and unmissable comedy that is The 39 Steps. The show hurtles a notorious...


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A poetic performance

Featuring a range of seminal works, from the invention of Bach to Messiaen's beautiful meditation on biblical themes, Richard Mapp's concert will be a piano lover's fantasy. The well-known pianist has...


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For Crowns and Kings

The Scholars are rehearsing rigorously, as their chosen name suggests, to create another exhilarating concert experience. A powerfully dramatic showpiece composed by a precocious and ambitious 22-year-old...


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Get your ticket for a night of glamour

The Tauranga Gala Dinner, into its sixth year, is once again shaping up for another stellar night of glitz and glamour at ASB Arena on Friday, September 21. Featuring Rugby World Cup Winners Keven Mealamu,...


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Prepare to be amazed

Zirka Circus is proud to present their fifth tour of New Zealand, with La Unica set to be more spectacular than ever. Always committed to bringing a fresh and exciting new look to the circus in New...


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Some of NZ finest coming to the Bay

The Aroha String Quartet is firmly established as one of New Zealand's finest chamber music ensembles. Founded in 2004, this versatile Wellington-based quartet is known for its passionate musicality,...


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In the hot seat

A bunch of garden and arts experts will be passing their knowledge onto Tauranga at the On the Couch event in a few weeks. On the Couch is a chat show, where, instead of film stars and actors, there...


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Ambitious symphonies

Bow in hand, cellist Inbal Megiddo will once again amaze Tauranga with her technical expertise and magical expression. Bay of Plenty Symphonia is delighted to welcome back Inbal as soloist in the Dvorak...


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Looking back on the golden era

Operatunity's musical theatre stars Hamish McGregor and Rory Nolan will no doubt be familiar to Operatunity audiences. Embarking on their fourth and fifth national tour with the company, the pair return...


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Stunned and dazzled

Zirka Circus is proud to present our fifth tour of New Zealand, with La Unica set to be more spectacular than ever! Always committed to bringing a fresh and exciting new look to the circus in New Zealand,...


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Warm up for Bob

The ‘Dylanistas' are back! Their first Bob Dylan Birthday Concert in May had to be cancelled due to illness, but now local favourites Kokomo are back and joining forces with singer Marion Arts and...


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Head over heels about wheels

A feast of films celebrating women who love to cycle is riding into Tauranga next week. The Cycle Chic Film Tour was created to reflect the world we live in, and in response to audience demand for more...


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Devilskin announce European tour

New Zealand band Devilskin will join Grammy Award Winning hard rock band Halestorm on a massive European tour. The two bands will perform their exhilarating brand of rock in 18 cities throughout Europe....


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Wonders of the Lego world

Ever dreamt of visiting the Empire State Building, the Arc De Triomphe, Big Ben and other world famous landmarks? Well now you can, with the Brickman ‘Wonders of the World' exhibition, on now at...


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A spectacular symphony

The New Zealand Chamber Soloists are firm favourites of Tauranga Musica concert-goers, having played for the Society many times previously. The three outstanding musicians are all members of the teaching...


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Rocking out at Phil’s Place

The popular Kiwi Jackie Clarke is back in the bay, this time to entertain members of the public for two nights at Phil's Place Restaurant. Entertainer, singer and comedian Jackie who known for playing...


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