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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 the current Tauranga Airport site from June 1990. The graph below shows details of the average daily maximum...

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Todd TalksBy Todd Muller In recent weeks there have been some excellent headlines in our local papers, which show our community is heading in a great direction. The summery weather you've enjoyed at the beach is expected to help bump up gold...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Mid-summer and some Kiwis are feeling the itch. This week we have a rash of reports.For some it's the seven-year itch, according to a recent study, New Zealanders are more likely to divorce...

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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 276mm was recorded; and the...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz It's that time of year when so many Kiwis feverishly complete the work of getting their homes and gardens immaculate, their properties looking spectacular…so they can then completely abandon...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Welcome to another year in the Sun. One of my most successful resolutions was to get more input from those around me, to write this column. So far that plan is working well, since the newsroom and some...

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

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder In the bleak mid-winter, Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone, Snow had fallen, Snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak mid-winter, Long ago. ****************************** These words,...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz The Sun newsroom has painstakingly pored over the year's headlines and judged for your reading pleasure, the 2014 Awards for contribution to the community and incredulity.Here they are, in no particular...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz The Christmas crackers are out there, alright.On the home straight to Christmas and you'd think the news would be all goodwill to men and women and peace on earth, right?There's some good...

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