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Thursday, July 30, 2015

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder Arctic sea ice extent for June 2015 averaged 11.0 million square kilometers,  the third lowest June extent in the satellite record. This is 920,000 square kilometers below the 1981 to 2010 long-term average of...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Interesting that the Nasa had to send a probe through space for 10 years to get to Pluto. Typical Americans, make a drama out of everything. I found Pluto in my lunch hour. Took a walk up Devonport...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder A new model of the Sun's interior is producing predictions of its behaviour with unprecedented accuracy; predictions with interesting consequences for Earth. Professor Valentina Zharkova of Northumbria University...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz This week we have a planetary theme orbiting your favourite Sun column. Because there's a probe venturing closer to Pluto than ever before and the astronomical community is over the moon about...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder Temperatures have been recorded in the Tauranga area at several sites during the last 100 years, including at the current Tauranga Airport site from June 1990.The graph shows details of the average daily maximum temperatures,...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz The big news this week is that us residents of the Bay have apparently been showering together to save money.This came as quite a shock to me as I hadn't noticed the rest of you in the shower...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder Rainfalls for the month of June have been recorded in Tauranga since 1898 – except for 1904, 1907, 1908 and 1909. The graph shows the range of rainfalls from an extreme high of 381mm in 1925 to a low of 19mm in...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Welcome to the news regurgitated, a second helping of pigeon pie. We've had a lot of news this week and some of it has been newsworthy and some of it has been just plain not. First up on the “not”...

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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz While June and July brings wet weather club rugby where rainwear and umbrellas are often the order of the day, it's also preparation time for the Bay of Plenty Steamers as they...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder   Last week most parts of New Zealand experienced extremely cold temperatures with night time temperatures of minus 20 degrees Celsius being recorded in inland parts of North Otago and South Canterbury –...

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Whale watching. By Anne Carruthers. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty.  Email: photos@thesun.co.nz