WMO Day, March 23, 2017

Weather Eyewith John Maunder The World Meteorological Organization WMO), is the successor of the International Meteorological Organization (IMO) which was created in 1873. Its fundamental mission is to support the countries of the world in providing... Read More

A good multivitamin – Part 3

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz During recent weeks we've looked at what you should expect from a good multi-nutritional formula. I know of no other supplement to have such profound health benefits. The best products use top quality... Read More

From a Boomer’s perspective

Bill's RabbitsWith Bill Faulkner You may remember me! I used to contribute a weekly column telling some of what really went on at City Hall. That used to upset a majority of elected members - not so much for what was written but what might get... Read More

Water donations and blue obfuscations

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Here are some facts and you can draw your own conclusions: Land Information Minister Mark Mitchell says there is no “big buy-up” of New Zealand land by foreigners. Last year foreign buyers bought... Read More

Living the dream with music

Spotlight on...with Janne GuitarGirl I first met Waylon McPherson a couple of years ago when I had problem with my PA system. He remembered using the same brand while gigging in Auckland, so I was delighted he was able to easily fix it for me.... Read More

Talking about the future

Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz So many positive things are going on here in Tauranga and the wider Bay of Plenty. Last week I was able to meet with representatives from both Kiwi Produce Ltd and Zespri, companies at the top of their... Read More

Weathering the storm and life’s challenges

Paul PouYouth Team LeaderSport Bay of Plenty It's 6am and I'm on a boat heading for Mayor Island, joined by 18 youths and several Sport Bay of Plenty staff members as part of our Youth Engagement Programme's Leadership Camp. The... Read More

Club rugby kicks off

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The Bay of Plenty club rugby competition kicked off last Saturday with the first round of the premier and development title races. As is usual at the start of the season, there is plenty... Read More

Tropospheric Global Temperatures - 1979 to February 2017

Weather Eyewith John Maunder The chart below shows that since 1979, when reliable satellite observations became available, there has been little overall trend from the average temperatures during the 30-year period from 1981-2010 in the tropospheric... Read More

A good multivitamin – Part 2

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz I find it interesting that most multi-vitamin products place a heavy emphasis on B group while paying little attention to others. While some people have sub-optimum levels of B vitamins, many have straight... Read More

Regional council to the rescue?

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris During the last few weeks I've discussed how Tauranga City Council can reduce rates for homeowners by adjusting the rating system, which is under our control. You may have... Read More

Talking ’bout my generation

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz This week we've been brainstorming ways to solve the superannuation problem. Usually I don't dwell on such trivial matters, as I need my full concentration on the real issues such as how... Read More

Working with the Whittakers

Spotlight on...with Janne GuitarGirl I met Richard, Mitz, Harvey and Robbie, through association with the Tauranga Acoustic Music Club, and we all enjoy the blending of instruments and styles, and seeing bands emerge from this ‘mix'. I... Read More

Women in business

Todd TalksBy Todd Muller As many of you will have seen, on March 8 we celebrated International Women's Day. While this is a great opportunity for our community not only to celebrate our wives, mothers and sisters, and to discuss the issues... Read More

PM’s tough talk time-wasting

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP New Zealanders respect a brave politician, who's willing to make a tough – or even unpopular – call for the greater good. What Kiwis think of someone who is trying to pretend to do so, remains... Read More

Going Green the pathway to improved health

Lisa Te PaaGRx Advisor (Tauranga)Sport Bay of Plenty Green Prescription is a support programme for adults who are currently inactive and are unsure how to make lifestyle changes. The goal is to help start them on a journey to improved health and... Read More

Soggy finish to Bay cricket season

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz A soggy Sunday afternoon finish wrapped up the Bay of Plenty Cricket representative season, where the Bay team retained the two big trophies that they play for each cricket year. Seven... Read More

Tauranga February Rainfalls 1898-2017

Weather Eyewith John Maunder Rainfalls for the month of February have been recorded in Tauranga since 1898 (except for 1904, 1908, and 1909). The graph of February rainfalls in Tauranga shows the range of rainfalls from a high of 343 mm in 1936... Read More



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