Tauranga Annual Average Afternoon Temperatures 1914-2016

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 below shows details of the average annual daily maximum... Read More

Fifty shades of humanity

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz You have to wonder about humanity sometimes. It's been one of those weeks of behaviour extremes from heartbreak to heartwarming experiences. Heartbreaking for our friends and neighbours on the... Read More

A new buzz in the bike sheds

Melanie ShortCommunication and Operations Manager - Sport Bay of Plenty E-bikes, they're a water cooler discussion that divides; the cycling purists scoff, while others are sold. An e-bike or electronic bike has an electric motor that assists... Read More

Tauranga Annual Rainfalls 1898-2016

Weather Eyewith John Maunder Monthly rainfalls for Tauranga have been recorded at several recording sites during the last 118 years. From January 1898 to December 1904, the observation site was described as the Tauranga Harbour, from November 1904... Read More

Banish back to school anxiety

Class Actwith ACG Tauranga PrincipalShawn Hutchinson A new year brings renewed excitement, new opportunities and, of course, new challenges. For many children, these challenges will include heading back to school. Whether it is returning to routine,... Read More

Welcome to the new National Park

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz It's that time of year again when we try to stick to our New Year's Resolutions and the first one that is broken: “I'll never trying to drive in or out of Tauranga at holiday... Read More

New Year’s dishonours list

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Celebrating mediocrity, weirdness and quirks of humanity Welcome folks to 2017 and its time to celebrate or lament some of the unmentionable moments of the year past. RR has painstakingly compiled this... Read More

Tauranga December Rainfalls 1898-2016

Weather Eyewith John Maunder The graph below shows the range of Tauranga's December rainfalls, from an extreme high of 447 mm in 1962 to a low of only 4 mm in 1930. The second wettest December was 2011, when 276 mm was recorded; and the second... Read More

Some points to get off our chest

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Welcome to the last Sun of the year, I hope your Christmas went well and you're all in good shape and attitude for the New Year. I hate to break it to you, but that Christmas celebration you just... Read More



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