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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz And this one's a doozieJust when you thought the Government had run out of ideas for unfairly taxing us, some bright spark comes up with a new one.This time it's the new system for determining...

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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. The graph shows details of the average daily maximum temperatures,...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz It seems to be a good time to be a New Zealander. The economy is good. Easter on the roads was safer than it's been for ages. Our cricketers are among the best two teams in the world. We're...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder Rainfalls for the month of March have been recorded in Tauranga since 1898 – except for 1904, 1908 and 1909.This graph below shows the range of rainfalls from a high of 504 mm in 1979, to a low of 5 mm in 1943.The...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz As some of you may already know, it's Easter this weekend.It's a special time of year to celebrate the crucifixion of Jesus (and more recently cricketers) and subsequent resurrection... as...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder The Weekend Sun newspaper is published every Friday in Tauranga ( New Zealand) and contains a range of local information including comments from several columnists. During part of 2012, I provided a "Weather Eye" comment...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Concerned that many tourists arriving in New Zealand are overweight and a health danger to themselves, RR is urging vigilante Kiwis to confiscate their lunches. It's for their own good.We'd...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder The World Meteorological Organization WMO), is the successor of the International Meteorological Organization (IMO) which was created in 1873. Its fundamental mission is to support the countries of the world in providing...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Interesting that this week we've had some letters from readers seeking answers to their burning questions. So we've opened a new Agony Aunt Department to offer advice to our readers, yearning...

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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...

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