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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...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz 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....

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Art Beatwith Rosalie Crawford Local primary school musical productions are so worth going to. This week it was Omanu Primary School's turn with their show ‘Pirates and Mermaids'. Recently Selwyn Ridge Primary School also produced...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder The latest global average temperatures of the troposphere – those observed from US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellites – are computed by the University of Alabama at Huntsville in...

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Art Beatwith Rosalie Crawford Recently, as part of BOP Film, I helped organise the Give Back screening of Disney's Pete's Dragon, where all those in the Bay of Plenty region who were involved in making the movie could come see it, ahead of the...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz If you see some strange lights in the sky on Saturday night, don't panic. It's not an invasion from outer space or the return of disco. It's the coastguard putting on a demo for us,...

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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 Sounds like we'll be getting aftershocks 'til the cows come home. They could carry on for two years, say scientists. The aftershocks, that is. Not the cows.  The cows haven't...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder Rainfalls for the month of August have been recorded in Tauranga since 1898, except for 1904, 1907, 1908 and 1909. From January 1898 to December 1904, the observation site was described as the Tauranga Harbour, from...

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Michelle's Musingswith Michelle Muller Cords, cords, cords and more cords. I am so fed up with cords! I feel like they are taking over our house like a noxious weed, slowly strangling me as they infest every part of my home. There's...

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