The book called simply Ali - A Life

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian A recent birthday present was the introduction to the best sports book Sideline Sid has read for a long time. While there has been a industry built around the life...... Read More

Talking teachers

Simon Bridges National Party Leader Being a Dad means always watching out for your children. I have the added responsibility of helping shape policy for other people’s children, and I don’t take...... Read More

The new coastal walkway and more parking

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris Soon we will be consulting on the latest project to connect residents with their harbour; a coastal walkway/cycleway from The Strand along the foreshore to...... Read More

Kiwibank closure and elder housing sale

Jan Tinetti Labour MP There have been two announcements recently which have brought concerned and upset people into my Greerton office. Many people, especially our older citizens, choose to live in Greerton because of the wonderful...... Read More

What’s the fuss about turmeric (part 1)

John Arts Abundant Living Curcumin extracted from turmeric is probably the most studied of all natural compounds. There are research papers that cover everything from its anti-antioxidant capacity, to it helping...... Read More

Spring clean your finances

Alisha Brady from enableMe Tauranga Spring means new beginnings. The next three months can be the most financially stable months in any calendar year. Christmas shopping is still a way off, and life feels better with the sun setting...... Read More

NZ’s systematic bullying and censorship

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits Much has been said about the so-called ‘controversial’ Canadian speakers Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern. The only decisive result from the saga is proof that...... Read More

Embracing our status as a top cruise destination

Kristin Dunne Tourism Bay of Plenty   Thank you. Without your warm and embracing smiles, and love for the Coastal Bay of Plenty we all call home, Tauranga wouldn’t have been named one of the top five cruise...... Read More

Countdown on to Steamers game

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian Sideline Sid is counting down the days until the Mighty Bay of Plenty Steamers run out onto the field at the Rotorua International Stadium to kick-start their 2018...... Read More

A lifetime of being active

Active Voice with Chloe Petterson Sport Bay of Plenty Insights Analyst For the first time ever, Sport New Zealand has tracked how people are being active from ages 5 to 75. The new Active NZ survey provides a fascinating insight...... Read More

Tauranga July Rainfalls 1898-2018

Weather Eye with John Maunder Rainfalls for the month of July have been recorded in Tauranga since 1898, except for 1904, 1907, 1908, and 1909. The graph for the period 1898-2018 shows the range of rainfalls from an extreme high...... Read More

Hazards in remote locations

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits   The week started with a major catastrophe in the Rogers household. I dropped the television remote control in my bowl of soup. My lovely wife had just been in the kitchen...... Read More

Looking into alternative predator management

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP The use of 1080 as predator and pest control has been in place in New Zealand for over 60 years. Yet the problem of predators and pests has not diminished. The very chemical that should have...... Read More

Helping Kiwi kids achieve their potential

Todd Talks By Todd Muller There is one thing every child needs to help them reach their potential – from the child that struggles to sit still and follow instructions, to the bright child that wants to be challenged, to the...... Read More

Together we’re building a better city

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris 2018 is one of the most transformational years our city has seen since the opening of the harbour bridge 30 years ago. It’s an exciting time to live...... Read More

Time to stop predatory lending

Angie Warren-Clark Labour MP We have recently had officials review the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act, the legislation that regulates lending and borrowing. Sadly, it confirmed what I have been hearing. Predatory lending...... Read More

NRL, rugby and hockey from OZ

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian New Zealand sports news is as scarce as hens teeth on this side of the ditch. However the Courier Mail excelled in kiwi coverage in Monday mornings edition with...... Read More

Yearly Temperatures in England 1700-2018

Weather Eye with John Maunder Yearly mean temperatures have been recorded in Central England since about 1700. It is the longest temperature series in the world derived from instrumental records. It shows an increase in temperature...... Read More

Opinion Poll

What do you think about businesses rejecting people’s job applications if they have tattoos?

I think it’s fine. Companies should be able to do what is right for their business.
They shouldn’t be able to discriminate someone for having tattoos.
I guess it depends where the tattoo is.