French music in English – mais oui

France has been in the news recently.Not only have they had an election that thankfully rejected their very own far-right Trumpian populist but for a while they really seemed to have it in for various All Blacks, having the temerity to arrest them for... Read More

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Papamoa Beach sunset. Photo by Logan Muller. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. photos@thesun.co.nz Read More

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Beautiful sunset from Papamoa Beach. Photo: Nina Palmer. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. photos@thesun.co.nz Read More

Two gigs – take your pick

I've got two gigs for you this time. They're both next week and, wouldn't you know it, they're on the same day.  Having said that, they're so different I can't really imagine anyone wanting to do both, unless your... Read More

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Gorgeous morning from the top of Whakamarama Road. Photo: Ara Moore-Tuwhangai. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. photos@thesun.co.nz Read More

Grand musical gestures – Part 2

Grand musical gestures. Why not? There's always room to plunge relentlessly over the top.Continuing last week's theme – check out the Music section at sunlive.co.nz – I'm still buried in the music of artists who have way... Read More

Mazengarb returns to share talent

Tauranga-born musician Mark Mazengarb moved to America to chase his dream, and now he's seen his name in lights he's returning to his hometown to share his talent.All the way from the United States, the guitar virtuoso will perform at the... Read More

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Love for Mauao. Photo: Ella Mitchell. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. photos@thesun.co.nz Read More

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Monarch butterflies enjoying the sun. Photo: Glenice McDonald. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. photos@thesun.co.nz Read More

Grand musical gestures -Part 1

I've always been a bit of a sucker for Grand Musical Gestures.By Grand Musical Gestures I mean those moments when artists, inspired by either an excess of creative juices or conceivably just a drug-fuelled belief in their own brilliance, plunge... Read More



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