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It's hard to believe we're already stumbling into June.And it's yet another long weekend, though as long weekends go it seems pretty laidback. Long weekends tend to mess things about as far as music, events and gigs go. Bands learn pretty...

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Ever find yourself at a loose end? Not sure what's what or who's who or where's where? Let Winston be your guide. In the start of what may become an occasional series, Winston picks stuff that's floating his boat this week, in...

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We're very nearly a sixth of the way through the new millennium, and it's starting to feel awfully familiar. I guess I was hoping for something a bit more science fictiony. When I was growing up 2015 always seemed like a date from science...

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There're always a few weeks when you can hold out against it, grab those last fine days and pretend it isn't really autumn – despite the leaves on the lawn and a subtle chill every time you leave direct sunlight.Wakakura will be playing...

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King Canute didn't have much luck holding back the tide, and the rise of Spotify is making King Canutes out of many musicians. It's somewhat ironic that as television screens increasingly fill with musical wannabes chasing promises of instant...

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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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