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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz While June and July brings wet weather club rugby where rainwear and umbrellas are often the order of the day, it's also preparation time for the Bay of Plenty Steamers as they...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder   Last week most parts of New Zealand experienced extremely cold temperatures with night time temperatures of minus 20 degrees Celsius being recorded in inland parts of North Otago and South Canterbury –...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Warning: This column contains crude references to the human digestive process; crass and immature discussions of everyday bodily functions, and phrases and imagery that some may find offensive. So please...

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Art Beatwith Rosalie Crawford I attended the opening of Creative Tauranga's group exhibition Mid Winter Summer and met Lynne Dara, who is showing some of her pen and ink work. Lynne has been creating artwork for approximately 55 years and uses...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder A graph of five global monthly temperatures January 1979 to April 2015 is shown below. As the base period for the individual temperature estimates varies, they have all been normalised by comparing with the average...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Beautiful, crisp winter days in the wonderful city of Tauranga. Cool, but sunny, perfect for a walk downtown, catch a coffee and a bite of lunch or a glass of something. Don't be concerned about...

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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. It's very common for areas such as Tauranga to have...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz In local news, it's great to see TCC now backing the Omokoroa-Tauranga cycleway project. This column rallied in support of the bike track a few weeks ago and the reneging city council has U-turned,...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder Rainfalls for the month of May have been recorded in Tauranga since 1898 – except for 1904, 1907, 1908, and 1909.The graph shows the range of rainfalls from an extreme high of 634 mm in 2005 to a low of 13 mm...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Damn you, Kokomo, for writing the catchiest song in the world.I was happy floating along in my silent, simple world, until your new song came into my head and won't leave.Blast you for ‘World's...

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Ashlee, 5, playing in the leaves. Photo by her brother Anthony Fraser, 16. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty.  Email: photos@thesun.co.nz