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Putting on a show

The boy bands of the 1960s and 70s produced some of the greatest hits of all time. They were also easy on the eye and put on a slick, vibrant show, full of passion, harmony and great rhythms. Operatunity...


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A loaf above the rest

Breadman Organic Bakery is one of the only 100 per cent vegan bakeries in New Zealand. Based in Christchurch, they have been baking traditional German style rye breads for 26 years. Everything the...


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Two talents in the Bay

Don't miss your chance to see and hear two big musical names in the Bay this April. New Zealand baritone Julien Van Mellaerts and South African pianist James Baillieu join forces to play at St Peters...


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Ladies’ Day

Work, love and life are just one long, hard slog for the fish-filleting foursome of Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda. But their fortunes look set to change when Linda finds tickets to Ladies' Day at Royal...


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The fight against cancer

Treating cancer doesn't mean you have to go through radiation. Justine Laidlaw and Jenny Kennedy are both examples of radical remission without undergoing harsh treatments. Justine healed aggressive...


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Pompous ghosts and coffee

Murder on the Menu is Detour Theatre's new madcap supernatural comedy.  Sophia has been conned into buying a derelict theatre. Now, with crushing bank loan payments to make and no money, the jobless...


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A Showerdome to solve your worries

Steamed mirrors, condensation on walls and ceilings, slippery floors and mould. They are year-round, annoying home issues caused by shower steam which can add significant costs to the upkeep of your house....


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Most loved musical theatre

Celebrate the world's most loved musical theatre! Singalong with Operatunity's superb sopranos Susan Boland, Amanda Atlas and Kelly Harris as they perform songs from classics such as The Phantom of...


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Ready-to-cook and delicious

Alexandra's ready-to-cook meals are perfect to have in the pantry for a quick, nutritious meal for the family. They're handy when entertaining guests, and ideal for camping, hiking and other outdoor...


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Versatility and health

Pure, fresh and clean tasting, Blue Coconut Oil contains no additives or contaminants, is naturally cholesterol-free and has no coconut taste or aroma. It's also great for overall cooking and available...


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What do men want?

Papamoa's Tivoli Cinema will screen What Men Want, staring Taraji P. Henson, on February 14. Passed up for a well-deserved promotion, sports agent Ali Davis (played by Henson) wonders what else she...


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Your favourites performing

With two great Katikati concerts already, there's one chance left to get outside, enjoy a wonderful evening, have a picnic and relax to some top entertainment. February 9 will see the crowds entertained...


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Salute to the Irish

Frolic with the Irish in a brand new show, which includes frenetic fiddling, poignant ballads, quirky ditties and, of course, some Irish jokes. Operatunity's popular concert, The Luck of the Irish,...


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50 musical days in Asia

There are all sorts of people recording music in Tauranga. At one end of the scale are professional bands and musicians - practitioners who either have been, or intend to be, in this crazy business...


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Your favourites performing

With three great concerts coming to Katikati this summer, there's never been a better time to get outside, enjoy some wonderful evenings, have a picnic and relax to some top entertainment. The Superstar...


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Forget the concrete, enjoy the music

The mythical phoenix gains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. So there appears to be a certain retrospective irony in Tauranga City Council's decision to strip the Mount carpark...


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Catching all the best flicks

During the coming week, Tivoli Cinemas will be showcasing a range of contemporary Italian cinema in their Cinema Paridiso Italian Film Fest – from uproarious comedy to thought-provoking drama and...


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Try ‘The luck of the Irish’

‘Incredible', ‘masterful', ‘fabulous', and ‘superb' are some of the words used to describe Operatunity's Day-time Concert series in 2018. Operating in New Zealand for almost...


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Catch the best flicks

The Tivoli Cinema recently opened in the heart of Papamoa, screening both the biggest blockbusters as well as arthouse films. They've been open for around a month, and are currently screening movies...


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Relax and be entertained

With three great concerts coming to Katikati this summer, why not get outside and enjoy the wonderful evenings, have a picnic and relax to some great entertainment. The Katikati Twilight Concerts –...


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Ukele workshop and show

Sunday December  9th sees the Nukes at the Jam Factory 17th Avenue Tauranga  for a 2.30 pm workshop, followed by a 5-7 pm concert show. There's something for everyone in this blisteringly good...


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Family day out

Rugby sevens' teams from the Waikato and Manawatu are aiming to defend their men's and women's titles at the 2018 TECT National Sevens at Tauranga Domain. The tournament, which runs on December 15 and...


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The Weekend Sun Christmas Lights Drive

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 Lights Drive. It's...


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Have yourself a very special breakfast

If the idea of breakfast with your favourite jolly bearded man sounds like a good way to spend a Sunday morning, head to SunLive for the chance to dine with the Mr. Christmas himself. Bethlehem Town...


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Will Cinderella get her prince?

Operatunity brings you their famous Christmas pantomime, with a new twist on Cinderella. The world of theatre has always had a tradition of presenting a madcap pantomime at Christmas to escape the stress...


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