Pivot exhibition will turn heads

Graduating students of Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology's Bachelor of Creative Industries degree will be putting their final body of work on display this Friday and Saturday. The exhibition, called ‘Pivot', will feature varied works... Read More

REVIEW: Exit Laughing

Detour Theatre's final show of the year is a feel-good comedy with plenty of laughs, and particular appeal to anyone who's part of a group of old friends. Paul Elliott's Exit Laughing focuses on a single night in the lives of three... Read More

Singing for suicide prevention

A collaboration between Downtown Tauranga and the Mauao Performing Arts Centre will bring people together this month to sing in support of suicide prevention with the launch of new community initiative ‘Sing! Sing! Sing!' It will launch this... Read More

Winery Tour 2018 cancelled

The 2018 Winery Tour has been cancelled. A release from the promoters simply stated: "Due to unforeseen circumstances, The Winery Tour regrets to announce the cancellation of the 2018 Winery Tour." They say it is not possible to reschedule the tour,... Read More

Photo comp returns for another summer

Entries are now open for the second year of the Trustpower Photographic Exhibition, with organisers expecting thousands of entries after the success of the inaugural year. Downtown Tauranga Project Manager Sally Cooke is delighted the event is on again.... Read More

Floating waterpark for The Strand

UPDATED: 13/11. The country's largest water park is expected to be in operation off The Strand in Tauranga from Boxing Day, bringing a colourful floating water toy to the central city. The initiative of Dialled Indoor at the Mount, the waterpark... Read More

Artist wins $10,000 scholarship

An aspiring artist has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship to further his passion in contemporary New Zealand carving. Rory French, an up and coming wood sculpting artist based in Tauranga, was one of the many Kiwis to be awarded an AMP National Scholarship... Read More

Bay school wins kapa haka comp

Te Kura o Te Teko - Ngā Taiohi have been crowned the winners of Te Mana Kuratahi, the national primary school kapa haka competition. Fifty-seven groups and over 2000 performers from around the country performed this week in Gisborne. Te Kura o te Teko... Read More

Kiwi finalists selected for film fest

The International Youth Silent Film Festival is proud to announce the Top 12 Kiwi filmmakers who will be celebrated at the 2017 New Zealand Regional Awards Final at Baycourt Community & Arts Centre in Tauranga on Wednesday November 22. The IYSFF is... Read More

What's On? Book sale & school fair

Good morning, SunLive readers, and welcome to another Sunday. Today the weather is expected to be cloudy at first, before clearing and becoming fine this afternoon. The forecast high is for 19 degrees, while the low is nine. Today book lovers will be... Read More



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The moon peeping through the clouds at Pillans Point. Photo: Mike Berry.

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