New single from Mount band released

Curate Music (previously Mosaic Music) have released the first single ‘Carry Me Along' from their second album ‘These Eyes'. Due for release on March 8, the new album, recorded at Roundhead Studios in Auckland is a compilation... Read More

Line-up change for Paradox festival

The upcoming Paradox: Tauranga Street Art Festival will see a line-up change with Lithuanian-born artist Ernest Zacharevic withdrawing due to personal reasons. Paradox festival artistic director George Shaw says stepping in to fill the gap is one of... Read More

Letters from Bruce Mason

Graeme Thompson, a trained theatre archivist, found it very exciting when he discovered that Ken White, a former stalwart of the 16th Ave Theatre had correspondence with New Zealand playwright Bruce Mason and was a friend of his. He found these in the... Read More

Early casualty at drifting champs

Hometown favourite Cole Armstrong was an early casualty in round three of the Demon Energy D1NZ National Drifting Championship at Tauranga's ASB Baypark Stadium. He was knocked out of contention when the judges decided to go the way of South Island... Read More

What’s On? Women’s Triathlon & Bees

Good morning, Sunday SunLive readers. The weather this weekend is certainly an improvement on seven days ago – let's hope it stays that way. The big event for today is the Generation Homes Women's Triathlon, taking place at Pilot Bay... Read More

Drifting - it's like ballet with cars

Thick plumes of smoke and the smell of burning rubber is swirling around Mount Maunganui's ASB Baypark Stadium. Eighty of the country's best drifters in high-octane cars are battling it out to be crowned number one in the third round of... Read More

Pieces fall into place for chess comp

Entries from around the country have come in for the annual Bay of Plenty Chess Rapid taking place today. The one-day tournament, hosted by the Mount Maunganui RSA Chess Club, is a national event which always attracts strong interest locally and from... Read More

Movie in The Elms garden

On Friday night, Night Owl Cinema The Sound of Music was screened outdoors in the garden of The Elms Mission House. Julie Green, whose grandparents Duff and Gertrude Maxwell were the last occupants of The Elms in the 1990s, went along with three of her... Read More

What’s On? Surf lifesaving & drifting

Morena and good morning Sunners, welcome to Saturday and the first day of what will hopefully be a fantastic weekend. With a fine day overall forecast, the weather's looking perfect for the 2017 Bay of Plenty Senior Championship down at Omanu... Read More

Drifters take on Baypark this Saturday

More concrete dust than tyre smoke blew through the ASB Baypark Stadium stands on Friday as 80 drivers practiced for the third round of the Demon Energy D1NZ National Drifting Championship. Points leader Cole Armstrong and third place sitter Dave Steedman... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should female hygiene products, such as tampons and sanitary pads, be subsidised?

Only partially

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