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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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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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OK. Normal service has been resumed. Last week things got so busy here at the Sun that the music column had to be moved online due to an unavoidable constriction of the entertainment section. You can find it there, but I'll give you a quick summary...

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Columns are the opposite of concerts, at least in the order things happen. In a column, indeed in pretty much every story in this paper, you start with the most important stuff. “Don't bury the lede” they tell you in journalism school,...

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Maybe it's because it's August. Is it spring already? For whatever reason, the Bay is alive with the sound of music.Some weeks are a little quiet and I can witter on at a little more length. Other weeks it just the facts – this is one...

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We continue the occasional series wherein Winston expounds on things that currently make him happy. Tired of election billboards of people looking like psycho killers? Let Winston put a smiley face by the side of your road. 121) Everything is Awesome!...

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Everyone I talk to is going over the hill – finally they have a good reason to visit Hamilton.Hush my mouth. There are, of course, many good reasons to go to Hamilton. Give me a few minutes and I'll think of one. Okay. We'll get back...

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Kowhai trees on Mount Maunganui. Photo by Christine Willoughby.
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