Celebrating Ritchie Pickett

The first person I ever wrote about for a Tauranga newspaper was Ritchie Pickett.I was pretty excited and even arranged for a friend to draw a caricature of Ritchie to accompany the article. I don't remember exactly when it was and have no form... Read More

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Look for trains....found one. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. photos@thesun.co.nz Read More

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Fergusson Park after the rain. Photo: Lynley Whitaker. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. photos@thesun.co.nz Read More

Graham Clark (another slight return...)

I thought that after he moved to Hawke's Bay last year I'd stop writing about Graham Clark. Yeah right.Graham is probably the person who has cropped up most in this column over the past couple of years. That's because he does a lot of... Read More

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Perfect morning for footie in Papamoa. Photo: Michelle Gilbert. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. photos@thesun.co.nz Read More

Growth leaves venues behind

Tauranga is – as few can fail to notice – a rapidly growing city. And with growth comes growing pains.As has been noted by far more irritated people than me, traffic is becoming an issue. It's hard to imagine it not getting a lot worse.... Read More

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A monarch caterpillar enjoying a meal. Photo: Krockett. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. photos@thesun.co.nz Read More

It’s all about having a good venue

I was in Auckland last weekend for Sun Kil Moon at The Tuning Fork. It was a great gig.First things first, since it's an obscure band. They're named after a Korean boxer, Sung-Kil Moon. Essentially the group is songwriter Mark Kozelek's... Read More

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Sunset along the Mount Beach. Photo: Wendy van der Vyver. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. photos@thesun.co.nz Read More

From Twin Peaks to the blues

I used to assume, because it seemed rather obvious, that time ran in a linear manner. Now I'm not so sure.The more I stumble through life, the more time seems circular, with new experiences just the same old things coming round in different disguise.... Read More



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Silhouetted sunrise on July 14th. Photo: Janet Hetherington

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