Safe speed

Simon BridgesNational MP I feel proud when I drive down Tauranga's Eastern Link at 110km.   It's such a smooth ride, with little road noise and it feels very safe. This section of motorway is one of the safest... Read More

Year in review and the year to come

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris After years of being able to ‘look but not touch' the waterfront, the opening of the tidal stairs and pontoon was a highlight for me. Like the new Greerton Library... Read More

Mancooks rule supreme on Planet Advertising

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits Women have a long way to go to reach equality with men in the field of outdoor cooking. At least that's the impression we get, after seeing how it is repeatedly portrayed on Planet Advertising. According... Read More

Spotlight on Brian Franks

Spotlight on...with Janne GuitarGirl NZ-born musician Brian Franks has been playing bass guitar for 19 years. Brian was born and raised in Kawerau, and though his family didn't perform, they played and listened to music at home. He was first... Read More

In the bleak mid-winter

Weather Eyewith John Maunder In the bleak mid-winter, Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone, Snow had fallen, Snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak mid-winter, Long ago. These words, from the first verse... Read More

Camels and asses kept at bay

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits You know it's getting close to Christmas when one of the Three Kings pulls up outside the office, climbs out of his Nissan and sets about adjusting the tea towel on his head. Either there's... Read More

Advice to Santa: avoid the Jacinderference

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits We don't want much from Santa this year. Not in the material sense. Here's some advice for the big guy, and we're getting in first before our new PM tries telling him how to run the show. Because... Read More

A Tauranga Museum?

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris Readers would have been as surprised as some councillors were by last week's headlines about a $100m museum and library in the city centre. How could we possibly afford... Read More

Tauranga November Rainfalls 1898-2017

Weather Eyewith John Maunder The graph shows the range of November rainfalls from 1898 to 2017 in Tauranga, from an extreme high of 285 mm in 1916 to a low of only 12 mm in 2009.      The second wettest November was 1967, when 240... Read More

Opinion Poll

Who would you like to see lead the National Party?

Simon Bridges
Judith Collins
Amy Adams
Steven Joyce
Todd Muller

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