Tropospheric Temperatures 1979 to July 2019

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

All Blacks spring back to life

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Just when the critics were writing the All Blacks off in their quest for a World Cup three-peat, the team roared back at Eden Park on Saturday night. Putting 38...... Read More

Steamers back to their old school attacking game

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Attending a Bay of Plenty Steamers game is a bit like a lucky dip - you never know what you are going to get. Sunday's Mitre 10 Cup encounter at the Tauranga...... Read More

Legendary Western Bay boxer hangs up his gloves

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz There are few tougher sports than professional boxing, where two men enter the ring for a monetary reward. Personally, I have a problem with the professional game,...... Read More

From local sport to the big stage

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Every so often in sport, a group of rising stars will come together in a team before going on to perform with distinction on the big stage. The 2005 Bay of Plenty...... Read More

Te Puna take out the Baywide rugby competition

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Dreams do sometimes come true - just ask the army of Te Puna Rugby Club supporters who were at Maramatanga Park on Saturday, as their boys lifted the Baywide Premier...... Read More

Reminisicing on the Steamers vs British Lions match

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The Steamers first-up match against Otago at the Tauranga Domain on August 11, will bring back memories for Sideline Sid, of the day that twenty thousand rugby fans...... Read More

Remaining clubs prepare for Baywide rugby semi-finals

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz We are now leading into the business end of the Baywide rugby year for the remaining contenders. Baywide highs and lows during the club season will range from...... Read More

Western Bay racehorse who went from rags to riches

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz A century in time has dulled the memories of the rags to riches tale of a Western Bay of Plenty racehorse that mixed it with the best in the country. Surveyor,...... Read More

BOP Black Caps star in Windies victory

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz A dramatic finish to the Black Caps Cricket World Cup match with the West Indies on Sunday morning had Kiwi cricket fans chewing their nails as the game went down...... Read More