Figure of Ate

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits   I need to tell you about my Super Secret Weight Loss Plan. So secret, in fact, that not even I knew about it. Which could explain why, after this winter, the Rabbit is weighing heavier than any... Read More

Here come the scarecrows…

Greeting from Greertonwith Sally BenningMainstreet Manager Greerton Village Our beautiful stunning cherry trees have done their dash for another year – now we're enjoying everything that comes with spring. When we think of springtime... Read More

Latest global troposphere temperatures

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

All aboard for Planet Mars

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits This week it's revealed Earthlings are making plans to live on Mars, despite the fact we struggle to make telephones that won't blow up.The galaxy is clearly not a safe option, while Samsung's... Read More

Tauranga September Average Afternoon Temperatures 1913-2016

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 shows details of the average daily maximum temperatures... Read More

Could coffee be the real evil?

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits With the local busy body elections wrapping up here, the US presidential elections heading for a massive comedy finale and the situation in Syria playing heavily on our minds, the RR team has been deep... Read More

Tauranga September Rainfalls : 1898-2016

Weather Eyewith John Maunder Rainfalls 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 of... Read More

Read mildly interesting things and win race prize packs

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits Astute readers will be astounded to see that Rogers survived this week's time travel experiments to ensure another column has materialised on page two this week.It was a close call there. ... Read More

El Niño and La Niña :The Southern Oscillation Index

Weather Eyewith John Maunder El Niño and La Niña are complex weather patterns resulting from variations in ocean temperatures in the Equatorial Pacific. El Niño and La Niña are opposite phases of what is known as the... Read More

Time keeps on ticking

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits I've just dialled up the year 2036 on my time machine. We can report that 20 years from now some things have changed since 2016, some have not. John Minto is into his sixth term as mayor of Christchurch.... Read More

Opinion Poll

Only 38 per cent of electors returned their voting forms in the council elections, did you vote?

I’m not enrolled to vote
I dumped the voting form
I didn’t get round to posting it
I returned my voting form by mail
I dropped my voting form into council

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