What’s On? Armageddon & rugby

Morena and good morning Sunners,  and welcome to what's a rather wet Saturday and the start to the weekend. Rain and possible thunder this morning should ease by the afternoon, so take a jacket if you're going to head out to Greerton... Read More

‘A Noble Savage’

A new exhibition is opening at The Incubator tonight, as part of the city's Matariki celebrations. ‘A Noble Savage' is an exhibition by emerging artist Iata Peautolu, who is the first beneficiary of an emerging artist programme sponsored... Read More

Armageddon comes to Tauranga

Stars from The Flash, Teen Wolf, The 100 and more are expected in Tauranga this weekend for the city's first ever Armageddon Expo. New Zealand's biggest geek and entertainment event, Armageddon Expo, is coming to ASB Baypark Arena on May... Read More

Young musos turning out for competition

Every band needs a name, and ‘Trouser Men' and ‘Minnie and the Lads' are just a couple of inventive titles from Bay of Plenty high school bands entered in this year's Smokefreerockquest heats. The bands and solo-duos will... Read More

Photo exhibition opens for Matariki

Tauranga's Matariki celebrations begin this week with the official opening of a Bob Tulloch photographic exhibition. Purapura O Nga Whetuis a celebration of the kaumatua of Tauranga Moana and its surroundings, as captured by the local photographer. Bob... Read More

Four more Paradoxical weeks left

The inaugural Paradox: Tauranga Street Art Festival has seen more than 35,000 visitors head to the art gallery, with many more exploring the city's walls and participating in a variety of events hosted around the CBD. People are being encouraged... Read More

Paradox murals rumour ‘not true’

“Morning,” the email sent to this reporter starts off. “I had heard a rumour about the street art being painted over in about a month's time. Do you know if this is true?” The street art in question is the six murals created... Read More

Mr G painting the HeART of the Community

“This is a dream project for me, being able to connect with locals, the community, people. It's the heart of what I do,” says acclaimed artist Graham ‘Mr G' Hoete. The Tauranga Moana artist, of Ngāi Te Rangi and Ngāti... Read More

Classic aircraft at Classic Flyers

Visitors to Classic Flyers today will be able to catch a glimpse of some classic aircraft, while those around Tauranga will only have to look up to see them in full flight. Bad weather postponed the aircraft taking flight yesterday, but Classic Flyers... Read More

Shel, Sylvia, Sylvia’s mother and Dennis

They say revenge is a dish best served cold. Shel Silverstein would have known. He got his own back on Sylvia's mother – the woman immortalised in the 1972 hit song of the same name. You know it. “Sylvia's mother says Sylvia's... Read More



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