The agony and ecstasy of the Winter Olympics

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The extreme agony and ecstasy of sport was on display during the of the television coverage of the Winter Olympics in South Korea last week.  Winning never looked better than when... Read More

Addressing the heffalump in the room

Jim BunnyRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz This week, Jim Bunny ventures out of the warren to share his thoughts  on an issue that keeps on growing.   It must be coming. Surely. I sense, because of all the fomenting over Rogers... Read More

Upcoming osteoarthritis seminar on March 1

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz I know what osteoarthritis feels like. Both my thumb joints (CMC joint) have significant deterioration due to hyper-extended thumb ligaments. Loose ligaments meant that when I was young, I could move... Read More

Why I'm wholeheartedly supporting TECT's proposal

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris As long-term Trustpower customers in our mid-to-late 30s (with God-willing many years left), you'd think my wife and  I would have the most to lose  by a change... Read More

Positive changes to social housing in Tauranga

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Over the last six years, the housing market has boomed due to a major influx of people into  New Zealand.  Auckland, by default, has suffered most from rapid population growth, which has manifested... Read More

Local housing first under Labour

Angie Warren-ClarkLabour MP Ever since I became an MP, the biggest issues that come my way are around housing, housing and - you guessed it - housing. On Monday, the results of a government-commissioned independent stocktake on housing revealed... Read More

Spotlight on Les Robinson

Spotlight on...with Janne GuitarGirl Now living in Tauranga, Les Robinson has his own company. DHL Groove Ltd supplies musical and entertainment services and equipment, as well as qualified legal and business management advice for musicians that... Read More

Gearing up for the school year

Active Voicewith Buddy MeyerSport BOP Primary School Sport Director Another school year has begun and the emails have started again. It is an extremely busy time for schools, and those staff and volunteers that work in the school sport space. The... Read More

Olympic style wrestling

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Olympic style wrestling is a sport that flies under the sporting headlines in New Zealand, with many of the amateur wrestling clubs scattered amongst the provincial regions of the country.  Regional... Read More

Tauranga January Rainfalls 1898-2018

Weather Eyewith John Maunder The graph shows the range of Tauranga's January rainfalls from 1898-2015, 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 347 mm was recorded;... Read More

The greatest mystery of all time

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Finally, someone is taking the greatest mystery of the century seriously.No, it's not a fix for the hole in the ozone layer. Nor the tracking of the Loch Ness monster. Even more perplexing than... Read More

Steve's farewell to Councillor Gail McIntosh

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris Last month, we lost one our most intelligent, direct and effective councillors with Gail's passing on January 4. She had beaten cancer twice, including last term on council,... Read More

Becoming a vigorous opposition for Labour

Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz The political year has begun and it's great to get back  into it. Never before in New Zealand's history has a government faced such a strong and large opposition, and we are not wasting... Read More

Help Tauranga's babies

Jan TinettiLabour MP It's no secret - I love babies! It was wonderful to hear of the safe arrival of Simon and Natalie Bridges' baby girl just prior to Christmas, followed by the announcement that our PM Jacinda Ardern is expecting... Read More

Get involved and have your say

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Tauranga City Council is preparing to hold a city-wide by-election to fill the at-large seat left vacant following the sudden passing of Councillor Gail McIntosh on January 4 this year. I am following this by-election... Read More

Get involved and have your say

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Tauranga City Council is preparing to hold a city-wide by-election to fill the at-large seat left vacant following the sudden passing of Councillor Gail McIntosh on January 4 this year. I am following this by-election... Read More

Educating your children about activity

Lena Kairau Active Families AdvisorSport Bay of Plenty It's a new year full of new resolutions and new exciting things to look forward to. For some parents, it can be hard to find time, the motivation to exercise, or suitable fun activities... Read More



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