The Weekend Sun Competitions


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No Christmas lunch is complete without a cooked bird taking pride of place on the table. Crozier's Free Range Turkeys have been a trusted farmer of free range turkeys for 50 years. For all...


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This festive season, most families will be busy spending time with loved ones, but across New Zealand there are many children who find the holidays one of the toughest times of the year. It's when issues...


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If you're an avid foodie and a craft beer lover, then hearing that a local boutique beer, wine and food festival is coming is like winning the social event lottery. Beast of a Feast 2018 ticks all the...


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The Operatunity concert will have you reminiscing and singing along to your favourite Christmas songs. Sue Boland, John Cameron, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Karl Perigo, Lynette Martin and pianist Paul...


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If you are dressing your house to the twinkling, glittering nines enter The Weekend Sun Christmas Lights Drive and go in the draw to win some great prizes, including one of two hampers worth $140 filled...


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If the idea of breakfast with your favourite jolly bearded man sounds like a good way to spend a Sunday morning, head to SunLive to win the chance to dine with the main Christmas man himself. Bethlehem...


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It has been recounted that as Handel composed his oratorio through 24 days of August and September in 1741, he was moved to tears and sensed the presence of God. The proceeds of the premiere performance...


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Bay of Plenty Symphonia will meet the Taranaki Symphony Orchestra in a grand all-Russian concert on November 26 at Baycourt. The two community orchestras will join forces to create a large ensemble, capable...


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Donning cowboy hats and kicking out a gleefully trashy brand of throttling, rockabilly-flavoured garage punk, legendary and self-proclaimed 'greatest rock n' roll band in the world' the Supersuckers hit...


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It's Christmas Eve in the Bunker household, and stress levels are rising. Belinda wants peace and goodwill, Uncle Harvey wants peace and quiet to watch the telly, Phyllis wants another drink and Rachel...


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The mayhem begins the moment the old friends arrive at Connie's house for their weekly bridge club. The ladies have decided to have one last fling for Mary, a recently departed dear friend and bridge partner....


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Popular music trio Sol3 Mio are playing in Tauranga this January as part of an eight-date tour celebrating Christmas and the beloved Kiwi summer. The boys will perform their signature mix of opera arias,...


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Be inspired to walk up a mountain or trek thousands of miles to a remote destination at an action-packed Tauranga film screening. Five films from the 2017 New Zealand Mountain Film Festival, which was...


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Hamilton rock and metal band Devilskin will be touring New Zealand this October, including a stop at ASB Arena on Friday October 20. They'll be supported by another female-fronted hard rock band, Canadians...


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Suzanne Lynch leads a troupe of singers and band in Operatunity's roll-back of the clock to an era when some of the greatest music was ever written – the 1950s. Relive the romance and the fun, when...


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Perennial Kiwi favourites the Topp Twins will be entertaining local audiences once more when they kick off their ‘Heading for the Hills' tour this October. The North Island tour will visit Hamilton,...


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Fans of Nirvana and the Red Hot Chili Peppers won't want to miss a gig featuring the best hits of these bands at Totara Street. Lounge Apes and Funkadelic Monks are two Auckland-based tribute bands, playing...


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Marion Arts and Robbie Laven have busy musical lives but they rarely perform together any more. All that is about to change when the duo reunite to play with Kokomo at the 16th Ave Theatre on Friday,...


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Dust off the gloves. Dig out the spade. Get ready to get your hands dirty. National Gardening Week is coming up from October 6-13. The week aims to foster a love of gardening with a focus on growing not...


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The Spring Home Show is the perfect place to find all your home products and service needs under one roof. Step through the doors and feel the buzz of energy and inspiration. Get expert advice from more...


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Indie band Racing is coming to Tauranga this Friday to start their nationwide tour at Totara Street. After impressing fans and critics with a string of singles, Racing has just released their...


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Operatunity's Daytime Concert Series presents a variety show of magnificent melodies, singalongs, skits, madness and mayhem so participants can all experience a right royal time. One of the most famous...


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New Zealand's longest running and most popular specialist music show is now 30 years old. The Axe Attack, a show dedicated to heavy metal and hard rock music, has become a household name over three decades...


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Dust off your suit, pull out your fancy shoes, and get yourself all dolled up for a fantastic night out. The Tauranga Gala Dinner is coming to ASB Baypark Arena on September 29 at 7pm, and aside from delivering...


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Detour Theatre is bringing the magic of the kitchen to the stage with its new show ‘The Kitchen Witches'. Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are B Grade cooking show hostesses who have hated each other...


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Online company Champers Hampers provides an array of gourmet food and beverage hampers for you to enjoy or gift to your family, friends, staff and clients. The hampers are the perfect gift for Dad this...


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Don't miss ‘The Ladykiller's – a hilarious and critically-acclaimed adaptation of the classic Ealing comedy, written by renowned comedy writer Graham Linehan (‘Father Ted', ‘The...


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Talented young musicians from around the Bay of Plenty will compete for the title of Rising Star 2017 in Bay of Plenty Symphonia's next concert. This is the culmination of two competitions for secondary...


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Let me tell you my plans for next weekend. As it happens, I'm off to Wellington for four days, and looking forward to it immensely since ‘Wellington On a Plate' is happening along with all sorts...


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They say it's never a good idea to meet your heroes. And they're usually right. I've met a few of mine, some through music writing, some just by coincidence, and it's always a bit of a lottery. There've...


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