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Kokomo to play again

For five months during lockdown Kokomo didn't play, the longest break in the band's decades-long history. Now they're back on the road...   While isolated, singer Derek Jacombs kept busy singing 50 songs in 50 days on Facebook. As a challenge each song was filmed wearing different clothes and...


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(Closes: 11-08-2020)

Devilskin to pain the town red

    Devilskin is excited to announce a New Zealand wide tour to support their chart-topping new album RED.   With the lifting of crowd and venue restrictions, and due to massive demand, Devilskin will hit the road this August.   The response to the album has been incredible...


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(Closes: 11-08-2020)

Tauranga eager to glam up with Dan Carter

  Dan Carter's announcement as special guest for this year's Tauranga Gala Dinner seems to have struck a chord – or kicked a winning drop goal. The top-tiered VIP Tables to the September 25 event have all sold out once again, and availability of the next tiers of tables is diminishing by...


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(Closes: 11-08-2020)

Circus coming to Katikati

  If you've been missing some awe in your life, never fear! Zirka Circus is on its way here.   Zirka Circus is bringing the magic back to Katikati from August 14-16.   They‘ll be showcasing the world's first 5D aquarium hologram alongside their usual circus antics with a brand...


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(Closes: 11-08-2020)


Competition Winners

Circus comes to town

    If you've been missing some awe in your life, never fear! Zirka Circus is on their way here.   Zirka Circus is bringing their magic back to Tauranga from July 30 to August 9 at Jordan...


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Reggae weekend coming to Tauranga

The One Love Festival will return to the Bay of Plenty on Waitangi Weekend 2021, February 6-7, with a line-up featuring Aotearoa's biggest reggae bands, including Fat Freddy's Drop, L.A.B, Kora and Maisey...


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Super-delicious cookies

   Kea Cookies has been batch baking delicious, premium homemade style cookies free from gluten, wheat, dairy, and egg in New Zealand for more than 30 years.   The range comes in ten...


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Top acts secured for Bay Dreams

With the world's live music industry hit hard by COVID, New Zealand is now primed to bring music lovers one of the best summers on record. And leading the charge is one of the country's biggest and most...


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Red Lounge Sessions

Red Lounge Sessions The Red Lounge Sessions are the brainwave of Rachael 'Rozella' Stanway, and started as an evening house party about 2009. The line-up of performers showcase emerging talent, with...


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Beautiful music coming to Tauranga

Stunningly brilliant New Zealand flutist Bridget Douglas performs solo for Tauranga Musica. Bridget is well known throughout New Zealand as principle flutist with the NZSO. Dunedin-born Bridget also...


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Plant-based protein packs a punch

      Chantal Organics is on a simple and audacious mission to remind people of the wonders of nature, accompanied by the arrival of two new premium, indulgent, deliciously-healthy spreads....


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Fabulous Jewish celebration music

  Tauranga Musica will be bringing The Kugels to Tauranga on June 21, and with them comes some fabulous music.   Klezmer is a musical tradition of Ashkenazi Jews from Eastern Europe that largely...


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Food that doesn’t compromise on taste

Chantal Organics has added to the Kallo range in New Zealand, introducing Kallo Organic stock cubes made from the finest herbs and vegetables. They believe in super simple food that doesn't compromise...


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Hemp lending a helping hand

HempFarm is a Kiwi-based company on a sustainable mission to become a valuable addition to a healthy varied diet and lifestyle. Hemp seeds are extremely beneficial to our overall health; they help...


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Get to know the newest superfood

Jasberry rice is the newest member of the ‘superfood family', redefining the rice category with its exclusive qualities; being organic, non-GMO and much higher in antioxidants than any other rice...


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Old friends reunite to create music

The Karaka Collective is a new ensemble of old friends: pianist and music director Lindy Tennent-Brown, mezzo-soprano Wendy Dawn Thompson and baritone James Harrison. Lindy, Wendy and James have collaborated...


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A healthier, warmer home

Steamed mirrors, condensation on walls and ceilings, and mould are year-round frustrating home issues caused by shower steam, adding significant costs to house upkeep. A dry, warm house is also a healthy...


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Watch with caution

Last Legs, the latest production from 16th Ave Theatre, is the latest entertainment from the popular playwright Roger Hall. He's back with a (cardio) arresting comedy. There's nothing retiring about...


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The love of a sister

Daphne adores her sister Anne. To Daphne, Anne is beautiful, successful and smart - all the things Daphne longs to be. Anne, on the other hand wants nothing to do with her sister and is intent on...


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Celebrating some of the best

Swing along with Operatunity Concerts as they present a sizzling salute to Glenn Miller and the Big Band Era.Celebrate the greatest Glenn Miller hits like In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade and Pennsylvania...


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A variety of coconut oil uses

Blue Coconut Oil is versatile, pure and organic, committed to providing the best quality to benefit all areas of health. No additives, contaminants or trans-fats as well as cholesterol-free make it an...


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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...


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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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