Tauranga men in Survivor NZ

Two Tauranga men will be heading to Nicaragua to take part in the inaugural Survivor New Zealand show. Tom, a 26-year-old teacher, and Mike, a 27-year-old business analyst, are two of the 16 contestants who were selected for the show, from more than... Read More

Autumn Race Day

A great day out at the races has gotten even better with two extra races programmed for the Autumn Race Day meeting at Tauranga Racecourse on Thursday. Racing Tauranga spokesperson Andrew Love says nominations for the annual event exceeded initial expectations,... Read More

A visual flying feast at McLaren Falls

This weekend lining up at the pars at McLaren Falls' disc golf course could get a little squishy – with the country's keenest disc golfers flying into town for an extreme tournament. The Tauranga Disc Golf Association's 66 Xtreme... Read More

Golden cherubim in Bethlehem

The Bethlehem College Performing Arts Centre was nearly packed on Saturday night for the Tabernacle of Worship. The inspiring performance by the Jubilee Dancers was led by Gaynor Schiff and involved dancers from Whakatane and Tauranga. The evening of... Read More

Controversial film screening in Tauranga

A controversial film about vaccinations will be screening at Rialto Cinema in Tauranga tonight. Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe drew condemnation earlier this month from health professionals who disagreed with the film's message. BOP Environment... Read More

What’s On? Golf & Pool Pooches

Ata marie, diligent SunLive readers. Thanks for logging on to see what's happening this Sunday! We've got a couple of great events to highlight today, as well as your Sunday regulars listed below. Since Wednesday, golfers and golf fans have... Read More

Pooches in the pool

Have you ever wanted to take your dog down to the local swimming pool and just let them splash around? Well, today, you can. Tauranga's Memorial Pool is holding a day out for dogs, giving them and any brave owners the opportunity to dive in the... Read More

‘13’ – the number of Head Like A Hole

“Narcotics, noise and nakedness.” That's how frontman Booga Beazley sums up legendary Kiwi band Head Like A Hole when their debut album 13 was released back in 1992. “We'd only recorded our cassette S***tnoise and, you know,... Read More

What’s On? Altered Art & Rugby

Good morning Sunners, welcome to what's looking like it's going to be a brilliant Saturday. MetService forecasts a fine day with light winds so it's looking perfect weather for today's Baywide Rugby Competition matches, and An... Read More

Sofles’ simply stunning street art

A work of art currently on display at the Tauranga Art Gallery as part of the Paradox Inside exhibition could teach many of us an important life lesson: Take a step back and look at the bigger picture. The work ‘Perspexive 2' created by Brisbane... Read More



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