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

Election scandal finally revealed!

It's terrible to gloat, and it's probably ill-advised to pick sides in a court battle. But when that battle is a musician versus a bunch of politicians? There's been so much excitement in the aftermath of the recent election. Perhaps... Read More

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Still sunrise over Athenree. Photo: Shan Shan. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz Read More

It's all happening in Katikati

There's only one thing I'll be doing next weekend, and it'll be in Katikati. I'm already quite excited. Just as everyone has their own favourite restaurants, art galleries, swimming pools, and pretty much everything else, everyone... Read More

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The cherry blossoms in all their glory. Photo: Gemma Bond. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz Read More

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Caught in the act! Photo: Lee Badham. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz Read More

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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Christmas lilies. Photo: Graham Woodhead.

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