Silver Jews and purple mountains

Winston Watusi Music Plus Songs can be deceptive; songs can mess up your mind. Because pretty much everything, however dark and dangerous, however sad and tragic, can sound good in a song. Even when it's not meant to. The...... Read More

Putting cash back in the cow

Daniel Hutchinson From The Hutch I don’t carry a lot of cash around these days for two reasons. Firstly, I don’t have a lot of cash and, secondly, it tends to disappear when I do have some, which leads back to situation...... Read More

Tauranga Average July Afternoon Temperatures 1913-2019

Weather Eye with John Maunder The graph below shows details of the average daily maximum temperatures, called ‘afternoon', for Tauranga for July from 1913-2019. The temperature for July 2019 was 15.8 degrees Celsius. It's...... Read More

Loserpalooza is coming!

Winston Watusi Music Plus There are two sides to Tauranga. It often seems – possibly with good reason – that we're locked in the musical mainstream, an unthreatening mixture of jazz, blues, folk and cover bands,...... Read More

Tauranga July Rainfalls 1898-2019

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 1898-2019 shows the range of rainfalls from an extreme high...... Read More

Bringing the boogie to town

Winston Watusi Music Plus Time to celebrate, boogie-lovers - Jan Preston is coming to town! Or should I say, Jan Preston is coming back to town, since the woman they call Australia's Queen of Boogie Piano has a long and strong...... Read More

Arctic and Antarctic Temperatures ..... January 2000 to June 2019

Weather Eye with John Maunder Each month Professor Ole Humlum of the The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), in Norway publishes on the web his very comprehensive web site updating a large number of charts and related analyses...... Read More

Searching for life downtown

Winston Watusi Music Plus Walking along Devonport Road is a sad experience these days. Perhaps it was a couple of weeks since I'd been in town but a few days ago when I strolled up the once bustling street it felt like a frowzy...... Read More

Global Temperatures 1996 – June 2019

Weather Eye with John Maunder Global temperatures are compiled for various areas including global (land-ocean), global (meteorological stations), three latitude bands, and hemispheric, by the Goddard Institute for Space Studies...... Read More

Bob and Bruce still busy

Winston Watusi Music Plus Let's check in with the old fellas today. It's something I do from time to time and specifically this week we're talking about Bruce and Bob. I guess at 69 now Bruce counts as an official old...... Read More