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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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Passionate about quality music education

    Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of...


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Wellness made pretty

    With health and wellness being front and centre of so many people's lives at the moment, we're all on the hunt for something that will track our activity. I love the idea of tracking my...


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Easter egg-citement is building

  It has been a great summer for jazz in the Bay. So says Tauranga Jazz Society President Jeff Baker.   “As well as our regular monthly jazz jam at Mount Social Club, there has been...


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A focus on local connections

  Tauranga Musica are delighted to partner with Bayleys to bring you their up-and-coming concert Tauranga Connections, featuring four well-known and talented local artists.   Stunning marimba...


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Tea-riffic and organic

  Chantal Organics is the nationwide distributor for the premium, organic and Fairtrade Clipper Tea range. Founded in the UK, Clipper Tea is the world's largest fair trade tea brand, and the number...


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Steamy mirrors 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 the upkeep of your...


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