A festival under the figs

I'm writing on day five of seemingly constant rain; it's getting a bit soggy. There's a hurricane or cyclone coming, maybe both, and then more after that, and at this rate the cats are going to start building little boats so they can... Read More

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Sunset over Matakana Island. Photo: Linda Howe. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz Read More

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Early morning on the Strand. Photo: Andrea Thompson. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz Read More

Music stuff – the good oil

It strikes me that I write two types of column: stories and stuff. I actually prefer the “story” ones - columns with one main subject. Then you can have fun with a structure, by writing a column with a beginning, middle and an end, or do that... Read More

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Mount main beach. Photos: Bill Gibson-Patmore. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz   Read More

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A new dawn is breaking. Photo: Denis Player. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz Read More

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Golden Princess in Pilot Bay. Photo: Jenny Whitcombe. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz Read More

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High tide at midday on Turret Road. Photo: Paul G R. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz Read More

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Mount main beach at high tide. Photo: Jim Critchley. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz Read More

Catching up on Katikati

It's always nice to get good news, and a new festival announcement is always good news. Actually, it's not a new festival. It's the latest edition of a current festival, but every time I get an email from the main organiser, Jess Covell,... Read More



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Sunset over Matakana Island. Photo: Linda Howe.

Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz