The sound of infinity’s music

Pat's back. A bit greyer and balder, but happy, chatty and with a new album. The Pat I'm talking about is Pat Hura. He's definitely back because I ran into him at a party. And that's where he pressed a CD into my hand called Infinity. I... Read More

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Supermoon from Dive Cresent, 8pm last Sunday evening. Photo: Sally Garner. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz Read More

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The supermoon at Otumoetai. Photos: Jo Jones. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz   Read More

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Clouds from Poike. Photo: Graham Woodhead. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz Read More

Come up to the L.A.B.

Every so often, a wunderkind guitarist comes along in Tauranga. You know the type – early teens, prodigiously talented, better than anyone else at school by leaps and bounds. Of course it's not always guitarists. If you think keyboards the... Read More

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The moon peeping through the clouds at Pillans Point. Photo: Mike Berry. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz Read More

Concerts, reviews and apologies

I forget – frequently - and once again I've forgotten to mention a gig.I should really have done it last week while I was writing about the jazz show at The Hotel Armitage this Sunday, but I forgot. And, of course, the gig is tonight (November... Read More

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On the 'Bird Walk', Katikati looking over the Uretara stream to the Kaimai ranges. Photo: Glenice McDonald. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz Read More

The birth of jazz in Tauranga

Tauranga is home to the longest-running jazz festival in the southern hemisphere. We all know that - it might even be true. But whatever murky facts lie behind the claim, we can all be happy that every Easter, the streets are alive with the sound of... Read More

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The Oyster Catchers are back on the nest at Mt Maunganui Beach. Photo: Chris King. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz Read More



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Supermoon from Dive Cresent, 8pm last Sunday evening. Photo: Sally Garner.

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