SunLive Competitions

HLAH to perform ‘13’ in the Mount

“Narcotics, noise and nakedness” is how frontman Booga Beazley sums up Head Like A Hole when their debut album ‘13' was released in 1992.   “We'd only recorded our cassette s***tnoise and, you know, basically started HLAH without even the thought of recording music...

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(Closes: 26-04-2017)

Competition Winners

Can you escape?

Escape Masters is a real-life escape-adventure game experience in Tauranga's Red Square. The experience promises to challenge your thinking as you get locked in a room and try to escape. A group of...

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Win with the circus

Step right up and be entertained by a unique animal-free circus, which will be in town this February-March. There'll be clown routines, juggling, acrobatics and dance trapeze – but no animals...

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Giving it a go for fun and $10K of prizes

Women of all ages and fitness levels are invited to enter the annual Generation Homes Women's Triathlon at Pilot Bay in Mount Maunganui on Sunday, February 26. Now in its fourth year, the entry-level...

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Brining love and music to Tauranga

“One Love, one heart…” “Let's get together and feel alright…” Bob Marley felt the love, and so will thousands of party-goers this Waitangi weekend. Twenty-thousand...

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Keep up-to-date with news this summer

SunLive readers are continuing to find the website the go to site for 24/7 news. We continue to bring you breaking news 24/7 and supply regular updates about stories that affect the region. And all...

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A celebration of the waltz

Tenor Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua and violinist Jessica Hindin will bring a little romance to the stage this month as Operatunity brings its first show of 2017 to Tauranga. Bonnie and Jess star in ‘Waltz...

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A quest for fame and fortune

Some heroes are born to greatness, some heroes are forged in fire…and some just stumble into it one Tuesday arvo while chuckin' the last snag on the barbie! Hence, Tauranga's 16th Ave Theatre...

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T-Pain is coming to town

A huge name in America's entertainment business is coming to Tauranga to warm up One Love Festival-goers the night before the Waitangi weekend gig starts. T-Pain's New Zealand Tour 2017 is stopping...

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Bangladesh is bearing down

They've played most of their cricket at home in the last two years – but don't write the Bangladeshis off when they arrive in the Bay of Plenty for the first of their two T20s against the Black...

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Jimmy Barnes: A working class boy

“Oh, kee-or-ah,” a husky Aussie voice with a slight Scottish inflection rasps over the phone. “I love New Zealand, I'm glad to be coming to talk to you guys and spread the word.”...

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Waikato Home & Garden Show

More than 30,000 people are expected to visit the Waikato Home & Garden Show which is taking place in Hamilton next month. Featuring more than two acres of outdoor displays and seven huge pavilions...

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Carnage ensues at 16th Ave Theatre

The latest show out of 16th Ave Theatre is a ‘comedy of manner, without the manners' that's guaranteed to leave you in stitches. Opening Wednesday night the theatre company presented French playwright...

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A warm winter afternoon show with Kokomo

After a nearly five-month break away from the stage, Kokomo is chomping at the bit and raring to get back to business this month. The band's six stalwarts of Tauranga's music scene are promising something...

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Love and family Under the Same Moon

Cultural misunderstandings, confused backpackers, an estranged family and a wayward Hong Kong matriarch who arrives in New Zealand uninvited for her granddaughter's wedding. There'll be lots of laughs,...

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American punks coming to town

One of America's most critically acclaimed underground punk bands will be bringing the noise to town next week. As part of their first ever tour to New Zealand, New Jersey punk trio Screaming Females...

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Recipe to enhancing your lifestyle

A Mount Maunganui woman has written a fresh cuisine recipe book which she says is to help uplift and enhance your lifestyle. Amanda Sloan's ‘Fresh Cuisine' recipe book contains sugar and gluten-free...

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Three sisters, one magical concert

An award-winning trio of Kiwi chamber musicians and sisters is heading to Tauranga to perform next week. Tauranga Musica Incorporated is hosting The Trinity Trio, featuring pianist Tina Kim, violinist...

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Bringing Fame to the Bay

Tauranga Girls' College and Tauranga Boys' College are teaming up to bring ‘Fame' to the Bay. ‘Fame – The Musical' is based on the movie of the same name and is set in the 1980s...

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Brilleaux's 'fabulous and groovy' gig

Get down and get loose with “the fabulous, most groovy” Brilleaux in Mount Maunganui next weekend. Having just returned from a recent tour of the United Kingdom and Italy, the hard-hitting...

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Warm reggae beats at Totara St

Escape the winter's gloom and bask in the warmth of reggae beats and beautiful harmonies when Tomorrow People hit Mount Maunganui next week. After a busy schedule of touring the Pacific Islands and...

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The black and white Gray fans

‘In the Still of the Night' remains one of the best known doo-wop songs – written by Fred Parris and the Satins and covered by Boyz II Men and Debbie Gibson. It even figures in films like...

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A musical exploration through time

Bay of Plenty Symphonia's upcoming concert Time Travels will take the audience on a musical journey from the 17th Century to the 1900s.  Taking place at St Mary's Church on Elizabeth St, it...

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Savage night out at The Mount

Prepare for a savage night of electronic and dance music on Friday night in Mount Maunganui. Jacman & Savage entertainment presents Savage and a handful of the finest Kiwi DJs and artists with...

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