August – everyone's coming to town

Perhaps it's the chill of winter attracting people, but a lot of out-of-town acts are heading this way at the start of August. There is, as they say, something for everyone, and I'll start with bits that have caught my eye before focusing... Read More

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Winter sunrise over the container port cranes. Photo: Lynley Whitaker. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz Read More

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Silhouetted sunrise on July 14th. Photo: Janet Hetherington Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz Read More

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Mauao between the sea and sky. Photo: Alan Forward. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz Read More

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Rainbow on 9th July. Photo: Kaysi Fredericks. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz Read More

Prepare to be amazed

I've been doing this for a year or three now and there's one thing I hear more than anything else.It's a phrase that crops up with absolute regularity, and I still don't know how to feel about it. “It's amazing how... Read More

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View of Tauranga Harbour from Mauao. Photo: Muriel Barlow. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz Read More

Thrashing some new sounds at the Mount

It must be winter – people are releasing albums.That does often seem to be the way here. Gigs dry up a bit after summer so everyone hits the studio. Or perhaps it's a complete coincidence. Whatever the cause I happen to have received albums... Read More

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Sunrise near White Island. Photo: Colin Adams. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz Read More

Gigs, past and future

Sometimes there's just too much to fit in.There are upcoming gigs to plug, past gigs to recall, and then albums for review started arriving out of the blue last week. So much music, so little time.Or, as Ritchie Pickett used to say “So many... Read More



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Winter sunrise over the container port cranes. Photo: Lynley Whitaker.

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