Father’s ashes found among cottage cheese

They say you always find the thing you’re looking in the last place you’d ever look – and for one Oropi woman that place is the cottage cheese section of a local supermarket. Chelsea Campbell has been reunited with her lost pendant,...... Read More

Young filmmaker workshops return

Young creative Kiwis are being offered an opportunity to learn from the best at a three-day filmmaking workshop in Tauranga during the July school holidays. Baycourt Presents is pleased to announce the IYSFF Young Filmmakers Workshops, delivered by...... Read More

Calling in for help

Preparing 20 non-professional dancers to take to the stage for the first time is no small feat, that’s why organisers of ‘Edge Realty Dancing with the Stars’ have called in the big-guns. And organisers say they have been blown away...... Read More

Mozart and Beethoven in Tauranga

Two great works by two of the giants of classical music will be performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra at Baycourt in Tauranga on June 28. ‘Mozart & Beethoven’ will feature NZSO Section Principal Bassoon Robert Weeks playing Mozart’s...... Read More

Finding fulfilment

Volunteering with Alzheimer’s Tauranga/WBOP was a natural fit for Bruce Inglis. Bruce’s father had passed away with Alzheimer’s and he wanted to make a difference to someone else’s journey. “Volunteering has given me...... Read More

Celebrating a decade of community support

Papamoa Rotary Club has celebrated its tenth anniversary in style with a fantastic celebration at Classic Flyers Museum. Sixty five people attended the function last Sunday, including current and past members and their families. Guest speaker for...... Read More

Dog meet ups and Golden Oldie rugby

Good morning SunLive readers and welcome to Sunday. If you're anything like me Sundays are usually a lazy day for you - it's the day you slob around after you've done all your chores and you've been out exploring the day before. However,...... Read More

Mystery at Omokoroa Market

This morning, a sunny winter Saturday, I picked up my mum in Bethlehem and we headed over to the Omokoroa Lizard Market to explore some of the local arts and crafts. Today the market, which is held on the third Saturday of every month, has over 30...... Read More

Sons of Zion return to Bay in winter tour

One of New Zealand’s most exciting and renowned live acts, Sons of Zion, are returning to the Bay of Plenty as part of a seven-date nationwide tour. The announcement comes as the band’s latest hit ‘Drift Away’ continues to dominate...... Read More

Spotlight on local theatre – Part One

Theatre. It’s one of humanity’s oldest forms of artistic expression, likely on par with cave paintings and sharing stories around a flickering fire. And despite the prevalence of superhero films and ‘binge-worthy’ Netflix series...... Read More




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