What's On: Drifting and Fair

Good morning Sunners! And get ready for some loud and exciting events on this sunny Saturday. First up is the second day of the Link ECU D1NZ National Drifting Championship where it will be an action-packed of D1NZ National Drifting Championship racing,... Read More

A paw to hold

Consider adding four paws to your family this weekend. Tauranga SPCA's Valentine's Second Chance For Love event is on today from 10.30am-2.30pm at the Tauranga SPCA in Greerton. And it's the perfect place to meet your next soulmate.... Read More

Saying ‘no’ to plastic straws

A new campaign has been launched by Envirohub Bay of Plenty in an effort to reduce the use of plastic straws in the region. ‘Destraw or Destroy' was launched at The Rising Tide in Mount Maunganui earlier this week with the screening of the... Read More

New Hindu idols installed in Tauranga

Statues of the Hindu pantheon of gods and goddesses have been installed during a three day ceremony at Tauranga's first Hindu temple. The painted marble statues' installation marked the culmination of a project undertaken by the Sanatan... Read More

Maimoa join Mataatua festival

Maori singing sensations Maimoa will perform at the Mataatua Kapa Haka Festival this weekend. Maimoa knocked Justin Bieber off the iTunes NZ Music Charts last year and have played at a number of sold out music festivals across New Zealand, most recently... Read More

Creating musicians at a young age

Taking students with a passion for music and turning them into budding teachers one one goal the Bay Plays strives to achieve. The not for profit charitable organisation wants to encourage more people to take up music and is hosting an open day on Wednesday... Read More

Cuban Festival kicks off in Rotorua

The Aotearoa Cuban Festival kicks off today in Rotorua with a wide range of free classes throughout the city. The community programme is packed with free activities to give locals an opportunity to check out demonstrations and performances and join classes... Read More

What’s On? Taonga puoro workshop

Good morning, SunLive readers, and welcome to what is going to be a wet Sunday. The MetService has us down for ‘rain becoming persistent morning, heavy at times'. There will also be a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon, although the high... Read More

New creative market steps into breach

It's steadily filling a gap left by the closure of the Cargo Shed Arts and Crafts Market. It's the new ZEE Market in the Community Hall at 169 Elizabeth Street, just before the Takitimu roundabout – a showcase for local artists, crafters... Read More

Baypark cancelled and Waipuna Hospice

Good morning Sunners and welcome to the first day of a rainy weekend. If you are trying to find something to do this weekend, other than shopping, you might be out of luck at least for today. Due to the hideous weather, many events have had to either... Read More

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Walk around the Mount. Photos: Denis Player.

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