More music all the time

Tauranga is growing like Topsy – just look at the number of upcoming concerts in this sleepy ol' town. I guess you could regard it as a build-up to the Arts Festival, which kicks off on October 19 and runs for 10 days with a veritable... Read More

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Essence of the Mt. Photo: Kim Kelly Photography. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz Read More

Gigs, small and (very) big

I've been seeing TV ads for Roger Waters' upcoming New Zealand shows: they look spectacular. And so you would expect. After all, this is the man responsible for the third biggest-grossing concert tour of all time. And the figures are truly... Read More

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Yatton Park. Photos: Michael Lucas. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz   Read More

Films and filmmaking

It's all go at the moment. So much so that I nearly forgot the International Film Festival. The festival has been running for just over a week at the Rialto and has been extended this year, offering three and a half weeks of tasty cinematic treats... Read More

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Overhead view of the blue. Photo: Alan Forward. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz   Read More

Another venue to consider

A couple of months back I was looking at venues in Tauranga. Of course I was complaining. Or at least pointing out that there possibly aren't as many options as a city this size with an ever-increasing population needs. That's not to say... Read More

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Salisbury Wharf at the Mount, c. 1950. Locals queuing up ready to board the ferry to Tauranga. Photo: Craig McFarlane. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz Read More

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  A great 'reflection' of the wet day at Harbourside finals on Saturday. Photo: Tierre Thompson. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz Read More

Age shouldn't be a brake on creativity

Is it ageist to be impressed by something an ‘older' person has done? I'm not really sure. (Apologies up front to anyone who was hoping for a definitive answer.) A few weeks ago I mentioned it was bugging me when people show surprise... Read More



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Essence of the Mt. Photo: Kim Kelly Photography.

Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz