What’s On? Record Fair & Love Songs

Morning all! It's Sunday, in case you had a big weekend and aren't quite sure where or when you are. It's been typical spring weather these past couple days – warm, windy, and a little wet. That looks set to continue today, with... Read More

Experienced team for physical challenge

A physical and experienced Steamers line-up has been named to execute their game plan tonight in New Plymouth against the Taranaki Bulls. Bay of Plenty Steamers head coach Clayton McMillan is meeting the challenge head on. Captain and centurion Culum... Read More

Jazz Festival announces new team

A new team headed by the founder of one of the Bay of Plenty's premier summer concerts has been formed to ensure the next National Jazz Festival hits the right chords. Mills Reef Stars Under The Stars promoter Craig Wilson will take over from Becks... Read More

New life member for Jazz Society

A musician described as the ‘heart and soul' of the Bay of Plenty jazz scene has been awarded a life membership to the Tauranga Jazz Society, after dedicating nearly two decades to the organisation. Liam Ryan, who is well known for his leadership... Read More

Looking for fast start at Laser worlds

Tauranga sailor Sam Meech tends to finish regattas strongly, gaining momentum like the Freemantle Doctor blowing into Western Australia. But like the famed Perth sea breeze, he can take a while to build up speed. It happened at last month's world... Read More

Mount Busking Festival to entertain

Mark the date in your diaries – the Weekend Sun Mount Busking Festival is celebrating its 21st year and will be held this year on Sunday October 8. The event is an opportunity for both youth and adults to showcase their performance skills and gain... Read More

Tauranga Indie band’s first stop

Indie band Racing is coming to Tauranga this Friday to start their nationwide tour at Totara Street. After impressing fans and critics with a string of singles, Racing has just released their highly-anticipated EP, THE BASS. The record... Read More

Schools celebrate singing

The Tauranga Primary School's Music Festival has brought primary schools from around the city to perform at Baycourt this week. The event, which has been running since 1956, was formed by a group of teachers who wanted to ensure that Tauranga children... Read More

Window of opportunity for artists

Expressions of interest are being sought from local artists and creative groups who might like to make use of the empty window space at Creative Bay of Plenty's Willow Street hub. The intention is to give artists of all persuasions some valuable... Read More

What’s On? Let the games begin

Kia ora, steadfast SunLive readers, and welcome to Sunday September 10, 2017. Today winter will put in what is hopefully one last appearance, with a forecast high of only 12 degrees, and overnight low of five degrees. Fresh westerlies and a chance of... Read More



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