Indigenous film festival to launch in November

A film about Merata Mita, the pioneering Maori filmmaker and international champion of women in indigenous film will launch the inaugural Rotorua Indigenous Film Festival. The film festival will be taking place from November 1 to November 3 2018....... Read More

Donavon Frankenreiter to play in the Mount

American musician and surfer Donavon Frankenreiter is playing his way to the Mount. Playing an R18 concert on November 28 2018 at Totara Street in Mount Maunganui. Donavon says the he can’t wait to be heading back to New Zealand to play some...... Read More

TV show puts spotlight on hot winter fishing

Most game fishermen in New Zealand are used to putting their gear away for winter, only to bring it out again in time for the summer run of marlin. But there’s a previously little-known winter sport fishery that’s quickly developing into...... Read More

Steinway open day returns this Labour Weekend

Musicians can tickle the magnificent ivories of Baycourt Community and Art Centre stunning Steinway D-274 grand concert piano this Labour Weekend. Due to massive popular demand, Friends of Baycourt is proudly hosting a second Steinway Open Day in...... Read More

Maketu Coastguard wins big

Members of the Maketu Coastguard won big at last night’s 2018 Coastguard National Awards of Excellence, held in Wellington. The volunteer crew walked away with two awards, including Coastguard National Unit of the year and Community Relations...... Read More

Making the most of a paintbrush

You don’t have to be an art expert to appreciate the work artists put into each stroke. Te Puke Art Society’s annual exhibition is on once again, showing off a range of art from the locals of the town. “We work towards this event...... Read More

Local artists win APRA Silver Scroll Award

Bay of Plenty artists Ria Hall and Tiki Taane, along with co-writer Te Ori Paki, have received the Maioha Award at the 2018 APRA Silver Scroll Awards for the ballad ‘Te Ahi Kai Po’. The APRA Maioha Award recognises exceptional waiata featuring...... Read More

What’s On: Guy Williams and the weather

Good Morning SunLive readers and welcome back to another spring Sunday. The weather for today is going to be fine in the morning, with afternoon cloudy periods and a shower or two. Looking into the start of the working week, tomorrow is set to be...... Read More

Competitive cooking

Like most contestants, they lounged on their sofa watching My Kitchen Rules NZ and thought to themselves: “This looks easy, sign us up!” Couple Sindy Coetzee, 35, and Roger Smith, 42, who have been penned the lovebirds of Papamoa, met through...... Read More

Artist to bring insight on latest exhibition

An artist talk hosted by photographer James Stanbridge this weekend will provide a special insight into the creative journey which has brought his latest exhibition, Nature is my Church: Visions of the Eastern Bay of Plenty, to life.   James...... Read More

Opinion Poll

What is the issue with SH2?

Unsafe drivers
The road needs improving
Trucks not giving way
Not enough opportunities to pass safely