Music from all around the world

Winston Watusi Music Plus This week let's have a look at next week. Live music continues apace. I've picked out three very different gigs of interest, one leaning Celtic, an international rock show, and a heaping helping...... Read More

All trees and no wood

Daniel Hutchinson From The Hutch Confessions are very important – they clear the air and help us  move forward. So, in order to help solve the country’s problems, I feel it’s important to ‘fess up to...... Read More

Fixing the housing issue

Nigel Tutt Chief Executive of Priority One Readers will no doubt have seen the government announcement a couple of weeks ago on steps to address New Zealand’s runaway housing market. This included methods to curb investors...... Read More

Tauranga March Rainfalls 1898-2021

Weather Eye with John Maunder Rainfalls for the month of March have been recorded in Tauranga since 1898 – except for 1904, 1908 and 1909. This graph below shows the range of rainfalls from a high of 504 mm in 1979, to a...... Read More

A perfect weekend in Tauranga

Winston Watusi Music Plus With Bay Dreams, One Love and more, Tauranga is getting a name as a festival city; but there's something unique about the Jazz Festival. It may be that it originated here, but that's not the only...... Read More

Time is our nemesis

Daniel Hutchinson From The Hutch Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble. Cool it with a baboon's blood, Then the charm is firm and good. And there we have it - our travel bubble with Australia is complete...... Read More

A step back to normality

Nigel Tutt Chief Executive of Priority One The recent announcement about the opening of the two-way trans-Tasman travel bubble provides us with some interesting implications for the New Zealand economy. The travel bubble is the...... Read More

Tauranga March Average Afternoon Temperatures 1913-2021

Weather Eye with John Maunder Temperatures have been recorded in the Tauranga area at several sites during the last 107 years including the current Tauranga Airport site from June 1990. The graph shows details of the average daily...... Read More

Welcome to a jazz-free zone

Winston Watusi Music Plus  After a two-year build-up it’s here; jazz is in the air, everywhere you look around. Fingers crossed about the weather, and I hope everyone has fun. This week here, however, is a jazz-free...... Read More

Turning up the heat

Daniel Hutchinson From The Hutch It was a huge relief for everyone when the giant container ship Ever Given finally slid out of the narrows of the Suez Canal this week. That was a hard squeeze, but at least it’s out of the...... Read More