Tauranga Average Afternoon Temperatures for December 1913-2019

Weather Eye with 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 average afternoon temperature in December...... Read More

The folkies are coming

Winston Watusi Music Plus A whole bunch of people with acoustic instruments are heading towards Tauranga. It happens that way sometimes. Music here used to be very much a matter of famine or feast. Like those buses that eventually...... Read More

Getting ahead in life

Daniel Hutchinson From The Hutch The human race is constantly evolving and nothing gets me  more excited than a good technological advancement. In fact, I hadn’t even sat down at my desk first the morning this week when...... Read More

Solar Activity and Spotless Days

Weather Eye with John Maunder The NASA solar physics website, and other websites such as the Royal Observatory of Belgium, include information on sunspot numbers, spotless days, the ‘Maunder Minimum' and sunspot cycle...... Read More

Things are heating up

Daniel Hutchinson From The Hutch I always chuckle a little bit when I remember the fuss that was made over the beginning of the new millennium - January 1, 2000. I was living in Rarangi at the time, on the East Coast at the top...... Read More

The best music of 2019 (and earlier)

Winston Watusi Music Plus Is it too late to take one final glance in the rear-view mirror? Let’s hope not, as that’s what’s on the cards this week, a quick look back at the recorded music that has enlivened and...... Read More

The holiday spirit

Daniel Hutchinson From The Hutch  Aah, the holidays have arrived – or finished depending on your situation. Taking a break can be a lot of hard work and cramming three weeks’ work into the week before Christmas...... Read More

A psychic start to 2020

Winston Watusi Music Plus Happy new year! Resolutions done and dusted? Ready for an exciting new decade? Once again we are outrunning various fictional attempts to imagine the upcoming year. We will not be fighting an endless...... Read More

The Golden Turtle Awards

Winston Watusi Music Plus There are many traditions at this time of year. The last metaphorical grains of sand are about to slide through 2019's hourglass and increasingly tamped-down New Year's Eve celebrations will be...... Read More

Finding a resolution

Daniel Hutchinson From The Hutch I’m always a little bit optimistic about my New Year resolutions. I figure if you aim extremely high, then chances are when you come plummeting back to Earth, at least you might be halfway...... Read More