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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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“Narcotics, noise and nakedness” is how frontman Booga Beazley sums up Head Like A Hole when their debut album ‘13’ was released in 1992.   “We’d only recorded our cassette s***tnoise and, you know, basically started HLAH without even the thought of recording...


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Operatunity combines the two iconic musical forces – the tight harmonies and gorgeous frocks of the Andrews Sisters and the legendary swing style of the Glenn Miller band – for their next...


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Escape Masters is a real-life escape-adventure game experience in Tauranga’s Red Square. The experience promises to challenge your thinking as you get locked in a room and try to escape. A group...


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Step right up and be entertained by a unique animal-free circus, which will be in town this February-March. There’ll be clown routines, juggling, acrobatics and dance trapeze – but no animals...


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Women of all ages and fitness levels are invited to enter the annual Generation Homes Women’s Triathlon at Pilot Bay in Mount Maunganui on Sunday, February 26. Now in its fourth year, the entry-level...


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“One Love, one heart…” “Let’s get together and feel alright…” Bob Marley felt the love, and so will thousands of party-goers this Waitangi weekend. Twenty-thousand...


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SunLive readers are continuing to find the website the go to site for 24/7 news. We continue to bring you breaking news 24/7 and supply regular updates about stories that affect the region. And all...


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Tenor Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua and violinist Jessica Hindin will bring a little romance to the stage this month as Operatunity brings its first show of 2017 to Tauranga. Bonnie and Jess star in ‘Waltz...


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Some heroes are born to greatness, some heroes are forged in fire…and some just stumble into it one Tuesday arvo while chuckin’ the last snag on the barbie! Hence, Tauranga’s 16th...


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A huge name in America’s entertainment business is coming to Tauranga to warm up One Love Festival-goers the night before the Waitangi weekend gig starts. T-Pain’s New Zealand Tour 2017...


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They’ve played most of their cricket at home in the last two years – but don’t write the Bangladeshis off when they arrive in the Bay of Plenty for the first of their two T20s against...


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One of Aotearoa’s most loved family bands Three Houses Down are returning to Mount Maunganui with new music. In celebration of the release of their new single ‘Love and Affection’, the...


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The Bay’s premier music event for 14 to 18-year-olds is returning to Mount Maunganui this weekend. Bring The Noize is proud to present Blackout which is hitting the stage down at Totara Street...


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“Oh, kee-or-ah,” a husky Aussie voice with a slight Scottish inflection rasps over the phone. “I love New Zealand, I’m glad to be coming to talk to you guys and spread the word.”...


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More than 30,000 people are expected to visit the Waikato Home & Garden Show which is taking place in Hamilton next month. Featuring more than two acres of outdoor displays and seven huge pavilions...


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Make no bones about it – Greg Copeland is a bluesman through and through. The Germany-based singer and frontman who hails from Virginia in the United States is heading to town and taking to the...


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Big girls don’t cry, but some might if they miss out on a ticket to an internationally acclaimed show dedicated to the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons this week. Direct from the...


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The latest show out of 16th Ave Theatre is a ‘comedy of manner, without the manners' that's guaranteed to leave you in stitches. Opening Wednesday night the theatre company presented French playwright...


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Take one part exhibition, one part concert, mix vigorously and what you get is one fabulous evening of art and music in Te Puna this weekend. Musician and artist extraordinaire Grant Bullot prud to...


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After a nearly five-month break away from the stage, Kokomo is chomping at the bit and raring to get back to business this month. The band’s six stalwarts of Tauranga’s music scene are...


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Cultural misunderstandings, confused backpackers, an estranged family and a wayward Hong Kong matriarch who arrives in New Zealand uninvited for her granddaughter’s wedding. There’ll be...


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One of America’s most critically acclaimed underground punk bands will be bringing the noise to town next week. As part of their first ever tour to New Zealand, New Jersey punk trio Screaming...


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A Mount Maunganui woman has written a fresh cuisine recipe book which she says is to help uplift and enhance your lifestyle. Amanda Sloan’s ‘Fresh Cuisine’ recipe book contains sugar...


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They’re hot property in Australia and the United States, a sought-out live act on the international festival circuit, but this month Sons of Zion are bringing the aroha home to Aotearoa. The...


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An award-winning trio of Kiwi chamber musicians and sisters is heading to Tauranga to perform next week. Tauranga Musica Incorporated is hosting The Trinity Trio, featuring pianist Tina Kim, violinist...


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Tauranga Girls’ College and Tauranga Boys’ College are teaming up to bring ‘Fame’ to the Bay. ‘Fame – The Musical’ is based on the movie of the same name...


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Get down and get loose with “the fabulous, most groovy” Brilleaux in Mount Maunganui next weekend. Having just returned from a recent tour of the United Kingdom and Italy, the hard-hitting...


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Escape the winter’s gloom and bask in the warmth of reggae beats and beautiful harmonies when Tomorrow People hit Mount Maunganui next week. After a busy schedule of touring the Pacific Islands...


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‘In the Still of the Night’ remains one of the best known doo-wop songs – written by Fred Parris and the Satins and covered by Boyz II Men and Debbie Gibson. It even figures in films...


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Bay of Plenty Symphonia’s upcoming concert Time Travels will take the audience on a musical journey from the 17th Century to the 1900s.  Taking place at St Mary’s Church on Elizabeth...


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Prepare for a savage night of electronic and dance music on Friday night in Mount Maunganui. Jacman & Savage entertainment presents Savage and a handful of the finest Kiwi DJs and artists with...


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