Tauranga January Rainfalls 1898-2019

Weather Eye with John Maunder The graph shows the range of Tauranga's January rainfalls from 1898-2019, 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...... Read More

Fake North and other wacky science news

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz The big news this week:  The North Pole is moving. Scientists have released an updated position  for True North. And this is where it gets confusing. Because True...... Read More

Walking on thin ice

Sharnae Hope Sharnae’s Stance If you put ice into a warm drink, it is guaranteed to melt. This is a small scale model of  what our planet is currently doing, and it is closer to home than we may think. Global warming...... Read More

Every man’s nightmare

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz There comes a crisis time in every man’s life that he dreads more than a prostate exam, the mother-in-law’s 90th birthday party or farewelling  a faithful pooch. For...... Read More

Talkin’ ’bout my generation

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Starting a column with the phrases “in my day” or “when I was a kid” immediately poses the risk of pigeon-holing the writer as an outdated old fuddy...... Read More

Feelings of rejection

Mary Parker One Minute Wonders “Don’t be afraid of being rejected by others. Most of the time it has nothing to do with you.” Laura Houssain. If you feel you are missing out on something, or you think you...... Read More

Tauranga Annual Rainfalls 1898-2018

Weather Eye with John Maunder Monthly rainfalls for Tauranga have been recorded at several recording sites during the last 121 years. From January 1898 to December 1904, the observation site was described as the Tauranga Harbour,...... Read More

If life brings you lemons, suck on this

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Auntie Roger is back from her summer break, refreshed, vivacious and full of life changing advice for readers. When life brings you lemons, Auntie is on hand with the gin. Sit...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should the speed on SH2, between Katikati and Bethlehem, be reduced to 80km/h?