M4 wow factor

Andy BelcherThrough Andy's LensPhotographer If you're a car nut like me, you will understand why I was so excited last Monday to drive BMW's newly-announced M4 supercar. It boasts a twin turbo-charged six-cylinder engine, producing... Read More

Discovering Boy’s Toys

Art Beatwith Rosalie Crawford I'm sure Ken Wright knew what he was thinking when he approached more than 20 artists to produce work around the theme of ‘boy's toys'. Immediately, despite being a girl, I grinned and thought... Read More

Reinterpreting Led Zeppelin

Art Beatwith Rosalie Crawford Colleen Waite from Kaitaia opens her exhibition at Lightwave Gallery, Totara Street on Easter Sunday with a stunning display of mixed media abstracts that are both restorative and joyous. Her first solo exhibition... Read More

Blackpool in the Bay

Art Beatwith Rosalie Crawford Tauranga's Mighty Wurlitzer – a 2/10 Wurlitzer Model H Opus 1482 – rose dramatically from beneath the stage at Baycourt Theatre to where a packed audience gathered to listen to Chris Powell perform.What... Read More

3D sand drawings at Mount

Art Beatwith Rosalie Crawford For those like me, who doodle 3D visual cubes from a simple square with a pencil on paper while chatting on the phone, what local artists Jamie Harkins and Constanza Tagini Nightingale are doing takes this to a whole... Read More

Euphoric for U4RIA

Art Beatwith Rosalie Crawford While hunting for some live jazz music playing regularly in Tauranga, I discovered U4RIA are now performing weekly at the Raft in Chapel St. In trying to describe their music, I came across their own ‘About Us'... Read More

Murder ballads for Valentine’s Day

Art Beatwith Rosalie Crawford Going to hear Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams play on Valentine's Day created a musically-themed slightly comedic dilemma for those celebrating their relationships – with the show titled ‘Sad... Read More

Arts on tour

Art Beatwith Rosalie Crawford Beginning today – on Valentine's Day – Baycourt is hosting one year of Kiwi acts, including well-known and up-and-coming performers. The shows, to be held in Baycourt's revamped X Space, cover... Read More

Tantalising tui

Andy BelcherThrough Andy's LensPhotographer My good friend Suzi had a small plastic tub of water in the top of a bush outside her kitchen window. When she described it as her ‘tui perch' I got excited and immediately set up my camera.... Read More

Urban sketcher pens Papamoa Beach

Art Beatwith Rosalie Crawford The only New Zealander to be included in a group of international urban sketchers has been holidaying with family this summer in Papamoa. Growing up here, Murray Dewhurst attended Papamoa Primary School and Te Puke... Read More



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