Live and recorded - new music for you

By the time you read this, the Tauranga Arts Festival will be underway. There are many treats on offer, so I thought the most useful thing would be for me to act as a sort of reminder. And in the space between now and next week's column, you have... Read More

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  The Lovely Mount Maunganui beach. Photo: Denis Player. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz       Read More

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Delta Aarsen aged 4 with her calf Princess Poppy. Great effort at todays Calf club. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz Read More

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A peep at paradise. Photo: Lynley Whitaker. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz Read More

Recording news, good and bad

Given repeatedly dire news about the financial pointlessness of recorded music, it's heartening that there are brave people not only recording music, but still sending it out to the world in the form of full albums on CDs. Actually, the latest... Read More

Bad news and good gigs

It's been a rotten morning to write a column. I usually write in the morning. It used to be late nights but after one too many instances of whisky-induced gobbledygook on the midnight desk it seemed safer to switch. So first I scan the world news. Six... Read More

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Mount Mauao in the morning. Photo: Jenny Lucey. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz Read More

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Tui having a feed on Kowhai. Photo: Murray Smith. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz Read More

Courting religious controversy

Bob Dylan has been at the heart of quite a few seminal moments in music. Now one of those controversial moments is about to take centre stage with a comprehensive multi-volume retrospective. The seismic event usually cited with regard to Ol' Bob... Read More

A hit of nostalgia - coming soon

November has clearly been set aside as Nostalgia Month. At least that's how it seemed when two bundles of promotional leaflets dropped across the lawn of the Watusi Country Club on the same afternoon, both offering trips back into a past I was... Read More



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The Lovely Mount Maunganui beach. Photo: Denis Player.

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