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Thursday, August 24, 2017

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SunLive Competition


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 Ave Theatre is bringing Australian sunshine to our Bay with their brand new production of ‘Byron Bay and the Stone of Destiny’ set to storm onto the stage this month.

With all the Aussie charm of ‘Crocodile Dundee’ and the good looks of ‘Indiana Jones’, part-time archaeologist and full-time hero Byron Bay sets out on a quest to find fame and fortune in the shape of the lost Destiny Diamond.

Local stage star Cameron Buchanan will play the swaggering adventure hero Byron Bay, accompanied by the talented ‘X-Factor New Zealand’ contestant Jazzy Axton as tough-talking 1940s showgirl ‘Tally’.

Seventeen-year-old Jazzy, a talented singer, dancer and actress, was praised by ‘X-Factor New Zealand’ judges Stan Walker and Natalia Kills for her amazing vocal skills and sheer talent and heralded as ‘the next Taylor Swift’.

Billed as a ‘the biggest full throttle comedy adventure musical the world has ever seen’, Byron Bay’s hilarious fast-paced plotlines and full-on production musical numbers will enthral audiences of all ages.

Aided and abetted by a loud-mouthed love interest, a small Chinese lad – who’s really an English lady – and his red-neck dad, Byron, must survive pitfalls and pratfalls, crashes and crushes and a whole host of baddies and henchman to finally get the goods and – of course – the girl!

‘Byron Bay and the Stone of Destiny’ is at 16th Ave Theatre from January 18-28. Tickets start at $16 from: iticket.co.nz

The Weekend Sun has 10 double passes to the opening night of ‘Byron Bay and the Stone of Destiny’ on Wednesday, January 18, for 10 lucky readers who can tell us what Byron Bay is on a quest to find?

Enter online at www.sunlive.co.nz under the competition section. Entries must be received by Wednesday, January 18.



Competition Results

Congratulations to Frances Hasson, Jean Buck, Kerri Friar, Frank Sleath, Andrew Drum, Kathy Honeyfield, Kerry Abel, Barbara Bulkeley, Jan Johnson and Daphne Jones.

BAY TODAY




Salisbury Wharf at the Mount, c. 1950. Locals queuing up ready to board the ferry to Tauranga. Photo: Craig McFarlane.

Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz