Fine weather and festivals

I imagine a long, lush, late-February and a March filled with glorious sunshine. That's what we deserve, what really should happen after a January and February when the weather stuttered like a damp bonfire but failed to really ignite. It would... Read More

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View of the Mount by Wendy van der Vyver. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz Read More

Oh Baby! Welcome to the Bay

Baby on the move, specialists in the rental and sales of baby products. 4 Lantana Place, Mount Maunganui.  Ph 07 575 7806. Casandra Jane Photography, specialists in creative portrait photography. Ph 027 428 3526.   Piper Livingstone... Read More

Folk and figs? It’s time for a festival!

Last year I managed to offend the organisers of the Folk Under The Figs festival and I'd like to take this chance to offer an apology. At the time, I was trying to use the word ‘amateur' as a compliment, much as one of my heroes, Orson... Read More

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Bee getting busy in the flax by Tony Walker. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz Read More

Oh Baby! Welcome to the Bay

Baby on the move, specialists in the rental and sales of baby products. 4 Lantana Place, Mount Maunganui.  Ph 07 575 7806. Casandra Jane Photography, specialists in creative portrait photography. Ph 027 428 3526.   Naomi and Paula... Read More

Musical allsorts – take your pick

I must confess that I like these columns to be ordered and tidy; it's long been a failing, but there you go. On the other hand, learning to embrace chaos is an essential element in appreciating music, with most music relying on a judicious mix of... Read More

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6.30am at Papamoa Beach Thursday morning by Matt Duncan Rossiter. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz Read More

Oh Baby! Welcome to the Bay

Baby on the move, specialists in the rental and sales of baby products. 4 Lantana Place, Mount Maunganui.  Ph 07 575 7806. Casandra Jane Photography, specialists in creative portrait photography. Ph 027 428 3526.   Candice Tuau and... Read More

The blues after a long weekend

Can we make every weekend a long weekend from now on? Four days' work, three days off is just about right for me. Actually, six-and-a-half days off and a little light labouring on Wednesday afternoons would be better, but having that extra day... Read More



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Omokoroa Beach Wharf. Photo: Mike Berry. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. email: photos@thesun.co.nz