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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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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Not many of you will have heard of this ailment. I recently became aware of it, when catching up with a very good mate who I hadn't seen for about 30 years. On shaking hands, I realised that either...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder The following is a summary of the Climate Conference held in New York on September 23: The purpose of the 2014 Climate Summit was to raise political momentum for a meaningful, universal climate agreement in Paris in...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz It's a strange thing about writing a newspaper column that the feedback can be so polarised.We know a lot of people read this and like it. They tell us. We know that some read it and don't...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited world leaders, from government, finance, business, and civil society to Climate Summit 2014 and this summit will be held this week in New York. The aim of the conference...

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