Advice to Santa: avoid the Jacinderference

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits We don't want much from Santa this year. Not in the material sense. Here's some advice for the big guy, and we're getting in first before our new PM tries telling him how to run the show. Because... Read More

A Tauranga Museum?

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris Readers would have been as surprised as some councillors were by last week's headlines about a $100m museum and library in the city centre. How could we possibly afford... Read More

Tauranga November Rainfalls 1898-2017

Weather Eyewith John Maunder The graph shows the range of November rainfalls from 1898 to 2017 in Tauranga, from an extreme high of 285 mm in 1916 to a low of only 12 mm in 2009.      The second wettest November was 1967, when 240... Read More

Sun, sea, sand and... Christmas?

Guest Rabbitsby Dan Sheridan With Rogers sidelined for further repairs, you'll find the occasional guest rabbiting on page two over the next few editions. This week, Dan Sheridan welcomes a change of pace ahead of the festive onslaught.   Okay,... Read More

Global Tropospheric Temperatures 1979 - October 2017

Weather Eyewith John Maunder The chart below shows that since 1979, when reliable satellite observations became available, there has been little overall trend in the average tropospheric temperatures, apart from  milder/warmer temperatures... Read More

Bottom feeders, top entertainers

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits Prospects for keen local anglers have been boosted with trout releases to help fire up the fishing for the summer and seasons ahead. Fish & Game officers have restocked Lake McLaren and the Ruahihi... Read More

Can politicians keep their promises?

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris That's the question Patrick Gower asked Bill English and Jacinda Ardern at a pre-election debate a few months ago. You can judge their answers, but what if the same question... Read More

Building the economy from the bottom up

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP No tree starts its growth from fruit to stem. You plant a seed, nurture it and it grows into a strong tree.  You then use the seeds to plant more trees, and the next thing you know, you have an orchard... Read More

Spotlight on Aroha Thompson

Spotlight on...with Janne GuitarGirl Originally from Hawke's Bay, and one of 14 siblings, Aroha remembers singing to her mother as a child. She sang gospel songs at church and, although her father was an entertainer, she remembers hiding... Read More

Opinion Poll

Is SH2, between Katikati and Tauranga, a dangerous stretch of road?

Yes, there are too many cars on it and it’s not designed to handle that sort of traffic volume.
No, people just need to slow down and pay attention to their driving.

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Supermoon from Dive Cresent, 8pm last Sunday evening. Photo: Sally Garner.

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