Keeping track of your offspring: Lesson 101

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits Enjoying yourselves this summer? Someone can soon put a stop to that. Or so the Fun Police think. All over the country, good clean fun is getting the brakes firmly applied, as Health and Safety, noise... Read More

Wellbeing an important part of education

Class Actwith ACG Tauranga PrincipalShawn Hutchinson As a school that prides itself on care and compassion, we have a huge responsibility to the students who study with us each day. Not only are we providing them with a safe, family-oriented learning... Read More

'Go by Bike Day' sending the right message to cyclists

Cathy BellRecreation AdvisorSport Bay of Plenty People across the Bay of Plenty ditched their cars, buckled their helmets and pushed the pedal for “Go by Bike Day” last week. Sport Bay of Plenty set up pit stops around central areas... Read More

Ms Lorde and the whiners and whoopers

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits It was so enlightening to read a political lecture from Ella Yelich-O'Connor… oops, I mean Lorde, this week, headlining the news with her premonition of a storm for Mr Trump.Now not being... Read More

Spotlight on The Margarita Fund

Spotlight on...with Janne GuitarGirl I first met Christian Cole and Anaia Barnett when they moved to Tauranga in 2016. The talented duo turned up at a Tauranga Acoustic Music Club open mic night at Tauranga RSA in Greerton, where I was performing... Read More

Tauranga January Rainfalls 1898-2017

Weather Eyewith John Maunder The graph shows the range of Tauranga's January rainfalls from 1898-2017, varied from an extreme high of 532 mm in 1907 to a low of only 1 mm in 1928. The second wettest January was 2011, when 347 mm was recorded; and... Read More

Spotlight on Daniel Champagne

Spotlight on...with Janne GuitarGirl Daniel was born in Brogo, New South Wales, Australia. His father was musical, so this talented young man first picked up a guitar at the age of five, started writing songs at 12, trained classically through... Read More

Whacko national holidays

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits Bay of Plenty folk are about to enjoy a second long weekend in succession. We've barely shaken the sand from our jandals and touched down for a few day's back after Auckland Anniversary... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should female hygiene products, such as tampons and sanitary pads, be subsidised?

Only partially

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