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We continue the occasional series wherein Winston expounds on things that currently make him happy. Last week it seemed Winston might have reached his Peak Happiness Threshold but – to our great surprise – he's even happier this week....

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We continue the occasional series wherein Winston expounds on things that currently make him happy. He's a generally happy chappy and there's a lot adding to his happiness quota at the moment: feijoas are in season, the new ‘Avengers'...

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Last time I recommended music at Tauranga Art Gallery there were complaints. I knew there would be. There wasn't exactly a stampede, but the audience's discreet rush towards the doors at the end of the Ezza Rose Band concert meant only one...

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We continue the occasional series wherein Winston expounds on things that currently make him happy. Last week it was music; this week it's not. But, once again, he's very happy. As happy as an Easter bunny. As happy as a spiritual sexual shamanic...

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We continue the occasional series wherein Winston expounds on things that currently make him happy. And this week he's very happy. As happy as a monkey in a monkey tree. Happy about gigs, happy about albums, happy about sharing a new drink with...

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Sinead's final song, X Factor unknowns and movie night. It was a good week for New Zealand on the international stage.I know this because yesterday morning, as I browsed The Guardian website while juggling a cup of tea and fending off cats, I found...

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On the music front it continues to be insanely busy in the Bay.I've been trying to find the time to write about the sort of divertingly tangential stuff that skews closer to Rogers Rabbits than an entertainment column. But music keeps intruding......

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I sometimes get asked to put on concerts for touring acts coming through Tauranga.The first thing I always ask, if I don't know the particular band or performer, is ‘what do they do, in as few words as possible?'And if the answer is...

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Some friends were round the other day and, what with these new drink driving laws impacting everyone's partying, I noticed all of us were consuming low alcohol beverages of one sort or another. Which naturally led to reminiscence about Ritchie Pickett,...

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‘Tis the season to be merry, tra-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la. Oh, hang on. That was the festive season.What we're enjoying now is the festival season. Best to keep your weekends free for the foreseeable future, as each one brings forth a new festival....

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