Is Welcome Bay the 'forgotten' suburb?

Kerry MitchellKerry's Quips When I bought my house in Welcome Bay in October 2016, a real estate agent who was trying to sell me a house across town just laughed. “I thought you were trying to get away from traffic,” she said. And before... Read More

Understanding osteoarthritis (Part 1)

John ArtsAbundant Living My recent Tauranga seminar included a detailed discussion on osteoarthritis (OA), and the many things we can do to help. My introductory point was that it is important to see osteoarthritis as a true... Read More

Tauranga February Rainfalls 1898-2018

Weather Eyewith John Maunder Rainfalls for the month of February have been recorded in Tauranga since 1898 (except for 1904, 1908, and 1909). The graph of February rainfalls in Tauranga shows the range of rainfalls from a high of 343 mm in 1936... Read More

Real concerns for New Zealand history

Ryan WoodRyan's Ruminations With Rogers Rabbits taking a breather this week, Ryan Wood steps up to the plate with an in-depth look at the myths in our history.   Interest in New Zealand history has experienced a revival... Read More

Tropospheric Temperatures 1979 to January 2018

Weather Eyewith John Maunder The chart below shows that since 1979, when reliable satellite observations became available, there has been little overall trend in the average tropospheric temperatures, apart from  milder/warmer temperatures... Read More

Improper names for proper things

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits I remember very clearly the day I discovered raisins were actually dried grapes. It was shocking and embarrassing at the same time. I nearly fell off my tricycle, which can be quite dangerous when... Read More

Spotlight on Simon Fenlon

Spotlight on...with Janne GuitarGirl English-born Simon Fenlon considers himself a Kiwi, as his family moved to New Zealand when he was just four. Although his father was an accomplished pianist, Simon remembers the day he saw a Scottish pipe band... Read More

Addressing the heffalump in the room

Jim BunnyRogers Rabbits 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

Opinion Poll

What are your thoughts on the council’s proposal to increase rates 40 per cent over the next three years?

Good, it will help pay to revitilise the city
Not good, rates are high enough now
I’m ok with an increase, but maybe not such a big one

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Rotorua lake, Mokoia island and a manned canoe.  Photo: Thirza Fleeson.

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