More than fantasy

Cosplay might seem weird to some people, fun for some, and scary for others. But for Otumoetai resident Courtney Smith cosplay is as much of a way of life as anything else. Courtney has been stitching and bringing characters to life for about eight years,... Read More

One Love for all

One Love organisers want you to sing along to your favourite reggae tune and have a good time with your mates – “but we'll our best to keep the noise level down,” says event director Pato Alvarez. Last year, one of New Zealand's... Read More

Feeling the love

“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 people are expected to celebrate Marley's... Read More

Sandcastle spectacular

A sandcastle doesn't have to be two buckets of sand plonked on top of each other and adored with sea lettuce and a shell or two. And during summer Brett Muir definitely proved that a sandcastle can be an architectural marvel on Mount's coastline. But... Read More

The mysterious story of Stinga

Sellars and Stinga have been left battered but not bruised. Kathy Sellars didn't win the SunLive Baypark Demolition Derby, but would do it again – and Stinga puttered out on the track, but is in “perfect condition” today. The... Read More

Quintessential country races

A day at the races is one of our great Kiwi summertime traditions. The Interislander Summer Festival at Tauranga Racecourse on January 2 and February 5 guarantees grassroots racing action, live music and all-day children's entertainment for the... Read More

Lofty dreams for Pato and Mitch

From running small club gigs at former Tauranga nightclub Illuminati, to organising sold-out music festivals at ASB Baypark Stadium – life has full come circle for Pato Alvarez and Mitch Lowe. The duo and their companies, Pato Entertainment and... Read More

Family fun and fireworks for 2017

In a bid to make the countdown to 2017 more family-orientated, fireworks will once again be let off earlier to entertain children before the traditional midnight display. The free New Year's Eve Barbecue on the Waterfront is at The Strand on December... Read More

Double derbies

Road rules will go out the window on January 7, when it's pedal to the metal all the way around the terracotta track as part of the SunLive Baypark Speedway Demolition Derby. The SunLive Baypark Speedway Demolition Derby is the first of two to... Read More

Good luck Kathy!

“I don't know who to feel worried for – Kathy, or the other drivers.” Doug Britton is responding to the thought of his colleague Kathy Sellars behind the wheel of the SunLive demo derby car on January 7. Doug was last year's... Read More