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We continue the occasional series wherein Winston expounds on things that currently make him happy. And this week, once again, it's gigs, gigs, gigs. Big gigs, small gigs, gigs this weekend, gigs next year, gigs in Tauranga, gigs all over, serious...

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Consistency. Got to have consistency. Once again this week we have a great gig and something else.The difference this week is that instead of something weird and wacky there's an apology. It seems that, inadvertently, I caused offence with last...

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There's been a lot of talk recently about a lack of local music venues. This week there's some good news on that front.A new music venue, or at least a drastically revamped one, is about to become operational at the Mount. It's not exactly...

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Okay. This week I'm going to do it properly. Silly stuff first.The rest of this week's column isn't silly at all. It's about a brilliant reggae band called 1814 who are coming to Brewers Bar next Friday. Tim Cooper (third from...

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Sometimes the outpouring of silliness in the world is so surprising that it's hard to know where to start.Which creates a bit of a bind when there's actually something useful, relevant and local to write about. Because my instinct is always...

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I knew there was something wrong with this election.No, not Dirty Politics or GCSB spying, or capital gains taxes that no one can explain or quickly-forgotten ministerial resignations, or any of those peripheral matters. What's wrong with this election...

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Here we are, almost three years down the track, and FINALLY a new Kokomo CD! As curmudgeonly as that “FINALLY” may be, I figured I'd divest myself of that wee piece of petulance front-end, so as to rid myself of the frustration of having...

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I was downtown on Sunday, strolling along The Strand, and I started to feel good about Tauranga again.It can be easy to get disillusioned with this city, especially if you're involved with the music scene, so it was good to be reminded that, despite...

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This week there's more action on the Art Gallery's old joanna, and good news for CDs but, before that, an important rescue mission.They say the first casualty of war is truth; it seems that the first casualty of politics is grammar. Actually,...

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Okay. It's an exciting week. I can hardly wait to get started.This week we answer some of those burning questions from the minds of Tauranga's music scene watchers, questions like...What do musicians do when they go on holiday? Can you ever...

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