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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Hands up all those who thought the native Indian head dress at NZ fashion week was culturally insensitive? I thought so.  You are all offensive dressers.It is time people the world stopped insulting...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder The Maunder Minimum period is named after the solar astronomer Edward Walter Maunder (1851-1928), who while working at The Royal Observatory at Greenwich discovered the dearth of sunspots during the 1650-1700 period. During...

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Dazz SwitallaFlavour SecretsNo.1 The Strand Chef www.no1thestrand.co.nz I can still remember my very first taste of yoghurt in about 1972 at the industry's fair in Christchurch. That first taste had me hooked – the yoghurt flavour was...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz The wrecking ball of NZ politics continues to swing, with no real effect other than turning off most Kiwis.  If ever there was a chance to convince more New Zealanders to take an interest in politics...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor Tauranga City councillors were confronted with mixed feelings of relief and jubilation this week as the New Zealand Transport Agency decided to take on all but $1 million of the $62.5 million debt left on Route...

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Catherine StewartTauranga City Councillor This week Tauranga City Council received good news from the New Zealand Transport Agency. The council's $63 million debt associated with Route K will be transferred to the NZTA on June 30, 2015. This...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder The peculiar 19th Century weather disaster – dubbed The Year Without a Summer – happened in 1816, when weather in Europe and North America took a bizarre turn which resulted in widespread crop failures and...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz We see them grinning on the billboards. But who are these people who want our votes?The billboards tell us nothing, except a name and party. Those often shabby signs nailed up with bits of four by two...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder Arctic sea ice extent declined at a fairly rapid rate through the first three weeks of July, but the loss rate then slowed due to a shift in weather patterns. In Antarctica, the advance of sea ice nearly halted for...

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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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