Do Solar Magnetic Variations affect the Climate?

Weather Eye with John Maunder The Sun has an associated magnetic field known as the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF). When this interacts with the Earth’s magnetic field some changes occur in the Earth’s atmospheric...... Read More

Don’t be afraid of a holiday

Daniel Hutchinson From The Hutch Stress relief is very important in today’s hectic world and any doctor worth their salt would recommend  a decent break. So that’s what I’ve done. For a solid year, Mrs...... Read More

The Bay’s best little festival

Winston Watusi Music Plus The Bay is becoming a new home for music festivals in New Zealand. Spring Things – on at the Mount’s Soper Reserve over Labour Weekend – Bay Dreams and One Love, The Food Wine & Music...... Read More

Tauranga September Average Afternoon Temperatures 1913-2019

Weather Eye with John Maunder Temperatures have been recorded in the Tauranga area at several sites in the last 100 years, including the current Tauranga Airport site from June 1990. The graph shows details of the average daily...... Read More

What the hell have you done to the place?

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Rogers has been through major surgery and is now in Rest and Recovery Mode for a few months. Resurfacing this week for a gander at the local and national news scene and I have...... Read More

There’s more to this life than rugby

Winston Watusi Music Plus October this year is a tricky time for promoters and bands: the Rugby World Cup messes everything up. It's not as though every single person in the country obsessively watches rugby. But a lot do. And...... Read More

Tauranga September Rainfalls

Weather Eye with John Maunder Rainfalls for the month of September have been recorded in Tauranga since 1898, except for 1904, 1907, 1908, and 1909. The graph below shows the range of rainfalls from an extreme high of 274 mm in...... Read More

Pioneering women in the Bay

Winston Watusi Music Plus It’s October already, a month for female singer-songwriters to wend their way  to Tauranga. There has been a huge rise of female singer-songwriters in recent years, the most obvious in terms...... Read More

Guitar players and fans, we need you!

Janne GuitarGirl Spotlight On… A super celebration of all things to do with guitars. Electric or acoustic, whether you play, listen,jam or just admire. Join us on October 10 at the Black Sheep Bar & Grill, just off the main...... Read More

It’s no pie in the sky

Daniel Hutchinson From The Hutch  Kiwis and pies go hand in hand. In fact you could put an actual kiwi in a pie and get away with it because pies are more Kiwi  than kiwis. There is nothing more quintessentially...... Read More