Three months of cricket at Bay Oval

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian The curtain has come down on a wonderful three months of top class cricket at the Bay Oval. India thrilled the sold out ground in two games with the Black Caps....... Read More

Tauranga January Rainfalls 1898-2019

Weather Eye with John Maunder The graph shows the range of Tauranga's January rainfalls from 1898-2019, varied from an extreme high of 532 mm in 1907 to a low of only 1 mm in 1928. The second wettest January was 2011, when...... Read More

Fake North and other wacky science news

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits The big news this week:  The North Pole is moving. Scientists have released an updated position  for True North. And this is where it gets confusing. Because True...... Read More

Walking on thin ice

Sharnae Hope Sharnae’s Stance If you put ice into a warm drink, it is guaranteed to melt. This is a small scale model of  what our planet is currently doing, and it is closer to home than we may think. Global warming...... Read More

Spotlight on: Leah Carroll

Janne GuitarGirl Spotlight On… Tauranga’s own Leah Carroll remembers her Grandad’s home studio when she was around four-years-old. It was there he recorded a cassette tape of Leah singing Christmas carols. Her...... Read More

Decisions: part two ‘what might have been’

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris Last week, I introduced a series on key decisions that have changed the course of our city’s history, the choices that are before us now and decisions...... Read More

Changes in the education environment

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP Education is a vital asset, and the quality of our education goes a long way towards determining our future success in life. Educators have a significant influence on our children through their...... Read More

Bus issues heard loud and clear

Todd Talks with Todd Muller National MP Unfortunately, as of late, they haven’t been running like clockwork here in Tauranga and, to a degree, that has undermined trust in our public transport system here in the...... Read More

Shifting focus to NZ Warriors

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian It’s that time of year again where Sideline Sid looks into his crystal ball and directs his gaze at the fortunes of the New Zealand Warriors, before they kick...... Read More

Every man’s nightmare

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits There comes a crisis time in every man’s life that he dreads more than a prostate exam, the mother-in-law’s 90th birthday party or farewelling  a faithful pooch. For...... Read More

Decisions: Our city’s past, present and future

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris We’ve got the best climate, the best beaches and the most beautiful surroundings of any city in New Zealand. I’m sure this summer has reinforced...... Read More

Transport is a hot topic

Simon Bridges National Party Leader I have had a number of meetings with concerned people about transport. One group discussed the Belk Road and State Highway 29 intersection. They urgently want safety improvements...... Read More

Brilliant teachers

Jan Tinetti Labour MP There is nothing better than watching good teachers teach. We have so many great teachers, and during my time as a teacher and principal I have been fortunate enough to work with many of them. Then there...... Read More

Reaching our potential

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP If New Zealand’s economy is to reach its potential, then it must have world-leading planning and resource consent laws. Unfortunately, processes can drag on and, all too frequently, get...... Read More

Looking back at the history of sports

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian Looking back in time can throw up some surprising facts that one can only wonder at in the modern day. The annuals of sport throw up plenty of little known facts,...... Read More

Talkin’ ’bout my generation

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits Starting a column with the phrases “in my day” or “when I was a kid” immediately poses the risk of pigeon-holing the writer as an outdated old fuddy...... Read More

Feelings of rejection

Mary Parker One Minute Wonders “Don’t be afraid of being rejected by others. Most of the time it has nothing to do with you.” Laura Houssain. If you feel you are missing out on something, or you think you...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should the speed on SH2, between Katikati and Bethlehem, be reduced to 80km/h?