SunLive Competitions


The Jailhouse Frocks

Shattering dimwitted Officer Dwayne's tranquil evening at the Birchwood County Police Station is the arrests of three unlikely women - the mayor's wife, the local mad cat-lady and a dangerous looking New Yorker. The already chaotic situation descends into mayhem with the arrival of a New York gangster,...


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(Closes: 27-02-2018)

Parenting to Adulthood – Start with the end in mind!

Founded by Yvonne Godfrey in 2009, the four day Making it on my Own programme helps 16-24-year-olds transition into independent adults. MIOMO covers independent living, communication, healthy relationships, goal achievement, money mastery and becoming work-ready. “Independence is a team effort,”...


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(Closes: 27-02-2018)

The Rat Pack returns

Rising stars Tainui Kuru, Rutene Spooner and Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua bring their singing, dancing and antics to Tauranga next month. With famous songs, great singing and a top band, the boys pay tribute to the singing greats of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr. Accompanied by a full...


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(Closes: 27-02-2018)


Competition Winners

Win with the circus

Step right up and be entertained by a unique, animal-free circus performing at The Mount for one weekend later this month. There'll be clowns, juggling, acrobatics, trapeze and all manner of acts when...


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Kevin Bloody Wilson coming to Tauranga

Outrageously funny singer-songwriter Kevin Bloody Wilson is returning to New Zealand this month with his ‘Almost Awesome' tour, and local fans will have the chance to see him play in Tauranga. The...


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Catching up on Katikati

It's always nice to get good news, and a new festival announcement is always good news. Actually, it's not a new festival. It's the latest edition of a current festival, but every time I get an email...


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Katikati Concerts wind down with a bang

This year's Katikati Concerts are wrapping up next weekend, and organisers are guaranteeing more great entertainment with two acts playing their styles of rhythm and blues. Miho Wada is shaping up...


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International banjo player coming

Clawhammer banjo player Dan Walsh is returning to New Zealand for his third tour in February/March, kicking it off at Tauranga's The Barrel Room on February 4. The British folk musician was a nominee...


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Keep allergens outside

The revolutionary New Zealand-made Unoventhome ventilation system has a new feature to provide cleaner air and help fighting allergies: the Unovent PollenGuard Helix Filter. Scientifically developed and...


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Jet boats return to Bay Park

After a two-year break, the award-winning event showcasing exhilarating, high-octane V8 Jetsprint racing action is returning to ASB Stadium at Baypark in Mt Maunganui. The event starts this Saturday January...


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Twilight rocking in Katikati

The 2018 Katikati Twilight Concerts started on January 6 with The Lady Killers with Chet O'Connell, and will be followed by Landslide: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac on January 27 and Miho's Jazz Orchestra...


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Luck of the Irish

Operatunity is starting the year with a celebration of all that is Irish, with favourite core artists Susan Boland, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua and Karl Perigo, with Paul Carnegie-Jones on piano and fiddler...


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Shakespeare outdoor summer show

Summer Shakespeare Tauranga presents their annual summer outdoor show this January at the Historic Village – The Taming of the Shrew. From January 18-28, the cast will take over the cobbled streets...


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New Year, new line up

This year's upcoming Operatunity concerts will be packed with exceptional music from a range of different genres each month. The first concert of the year on February 2, ‘Luck of the Irish' starring...


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Reducing condensation at home

A lot of the moisture in a house comes from shower steam causing foggy mirrors, wet walls and ceilings and worn out paint, which can add significant costs to the upkeep of a house. A dry, warm house is...


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Twilight rocking in Katikati

The 2018 Katikati Twilight Concerts get underway on January 6 with The Lady Killers with Chet O'Connell, followed by Landslide: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac on January 27 and Miho's Jazz Orchestra and Brilleaux...


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Best birds for Christmas

No Christmas lunch is complete without a cooked bird taking pride of place on the table. Crozier's Free Range Turkeys have been a trusted farmer of free range turkeys for 50 years. For all...


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Colour-me-in bag helps Kiwi kids

This festive season, most families will be busy spending time with loved ones, but across New Zealand there are many children who find the holidays one of the toughest times of the year. It's when issues...


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Feed the beast

If you're an avid foodie and a craft beer lover, then hearing that a local boutique beer, wine and food festival is coming is like winning the social event lottery. Beast of a Feast 2018 ticks all the...


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Christmas concert festivities

The Operatunity concert will have you reminiscing and singing along to your favourite Christmas songs. Sue Boland, John Cameron, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Karl Perigo, Lynette Martin and pianist Paul...


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Christmas Lights Drive 2017

If you are dressing your house to the twinkling, glittering nines enter The Weekend Sun Christmas Lights Drive and go in the draw to win some great prizes, including one of two hampers worth $140 filled...


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Win a special Sunday breakfast

If the idea of breakfast with your favourite jolly bearded man sounds like a good way to spend a Sunday morning, head to SunLive to win the chance to dine with the main Christmas man himself. Bethlehem...


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Moved to tears

It has been recounted that as Handel composed his oratorio through 24 days of August and September in 1741, he was moved to tears and sensed the presence of God. The proceeds of the premiere performance...


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Supersuckers playing in the Mount

Donning cowboy hats and kicking out a gleefully trashy brand of throttling, rockabilly-flavoured garage punk, legendary and self-proclaimed 'greatest rock n' roll band in the world' the Supersuckers hit...


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Season's Greetings from the theatre

It's Christmas Eve in the Bunker household, and stress levels are rising. Belinda wants peace and goodwill, Uncle Harvey wants peace and quiet to watch the telly, Phyllis wants another drink and Rachel...


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Leave with a laugh

The mayhem begins the moment the old friends arrive at Connie's house for their weekly bridge club. The ladies have decided to have one last fling for Mary, a recently departed dear friend and bridge partner....


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Sol3 Mio coming in January

Popular music trio Sol3 Mio are playing in Tauranga this January as part of an eight-date tour celebrating Christmas and the beloved Kiwi summer. The boys will perform their signature mix of opera arias,...


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On the edge of inspiration

Be inspired to walk up a mountain or trek thousands of miles to a remote destination at an action-packed Tauranga film screening. Five films from the 2017 New Zealand Mountain Film Festival, which was...


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Devilskin descending on Tauranga

Hamilton rock and metal band Devilskin will be touring New Zealand this October, including a stop at ASB Arena on Friday October 20. They'll be supported by another female-fronted hard rock band, Canadians...


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Topp Twins return with another show

Perennial Kiwi favourites the Topp Twins will be entertaining local audiences once more when they kick off their ‘Heading for the Hills' tour this October. The North Island tour will visit Hamilton,...


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