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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz The big news this week turned out to be, well, not big news. I'm still angry. We've been robbed of the chance to sensibly digest the real issues before we vote tomorrow. Need to get it off...

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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 Rogers continues to lurch in a state of physical, and some would say, mental malfunction this week. The staff thought it appropriate therefore this week to re-visit a classic column and decided to check...

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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. The graph shows the range of rainfalls from an extreme high of 274mm in 2010 to a low of only 17mm...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz This week The Weekend Sun laments the striking down of Rogers Rabbits by a dose of myxomatosis or rabbit flu. The good news is, we have his cousin as guest columnist, Jim Bunny, recently escaped from...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder As discussed in a previous Weathereye, 1816 was ‘The year without a summer', caused by dust from Mount Tambora in Indonesia shrouding the earth after it erupted in early-April 1815. And with the sunlight...

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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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