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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Kiwi male esteem reaches a new low point in history this week, with the resignation of Roger Sutton.One of the most effective and charismatic leaders of our time is reduced to a grovelling, snivelling...

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Insider's Guide to the Festivalwith Liz French That there is beauty in decay is an encouraging thought at my age. It makes me less afraid to look in the mirror. Beauty in decay is an idea which is popping up in our Garden Festival. Artist...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz The country has been largely distracted by the rock‘n'roll lifestyle of our local international star drummer, meanwhile a killer has quietly slipped out the back door.AC/DC's Phil Rudd...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder The graph below shows the range of Tauranga's October rainfalls, from an extreme high of 357 mm in 1916 to a low of only 7 mm in 1984. The second wettest October was 1928, when 269 mm was recorded; and the second driest...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Summer's here and I know what you are all thinking. Wouldn't it be cool to walk on mud?No-one has really mastered the art of walking on mud. Some people have been walking on water for a couple...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder A superimposed graph of five global monthly temperatures January 1979 to August 2014 is shown below. As the base period differs for the individual temperature estimates, they have all been normalised by comparing with...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz On the day NZ gained membership of the UN Security Council, one of the major news stories exciting Kiwis was not that we'd been accepted as a responsible and contributing partner to keep the world...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder Temperatures have been recorded in the Tauranga area at several sites in the last 100 years, including 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 We've had a rash of responses to our column last week, on curious ailments.Foremost was an invasion of emails and letters from our Scandinavian-descended readers who pointed out, some with fairly...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder   Rainfall for the month of September have been recorded in Tauranga since 1898, except for 1904, 1907, 1908, and 1909. The graph below shows the range of rainfalls from an extreme high of 274 mm in 1973 to a low...

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