Weather and Philately

Weather Eye with John Maunder On July 1, 2016 (Canada Day) Canada Post unveiled five new stamps designed to showcase one of Canadians’ most popular topics: the weather. The five stamps, issued to coincide with the 175th anniversary...... Read More

Some sage advice and other herbs

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits When life gets you down, when little problems compound up and the worries of everyday living seem unsurmountable, who do you call? Well for those who don’t have rum, there’s...... Read More

You're proud of them…are they proud of you?

Melissa Gordon Primary School Sport Director Sport Bay of Plenty Term two is the busiest term of the school year in regards to sporting events across the Bay of Plenty calendar. Last week was the Bay of Plenty Rippa Rugby event...... Read More

Jockey's steeplechase opening talk of the town

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian The advent of social media ensured that a sensational comeback by jockey Aaron Kuru in the opening steeplechase of the Manawatu Racing Club meeting last Saturday,...... Read More

Mental health benefits of physical activity

Brad Haimona Active Families Advisor Sport Bay of Plenty Participation in sport and physical activity enhances not only physical wellbeing, but reduces incidences of some forms of depression and anxiety. There is strong evidence...... Read More

Must-win encounters for championship contenders.

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian With just five rounds of round robin play in the Baywide rugby competitions before the top four are found in each grade to fight out the playoffs - each of the next...... Read More

Hibernation is for bears

Lauren Atkinson Recreation Advisor Sport Bay of Plenty Remaining active over winter is a struggle for many people – so take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone when you don’t want to exercise on a dark,...... Read More

Rugby to come before the new cricket season

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian The furthest thing from the mind of local sports fans as winter starts to take a grip is the game of cricket. While the Bay Oval will again host a myriad of top-level...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should schools be able to fine parents for parking illegally?

Yes, schools should have the right to fine those putting children in danger.
No, it should be left for police to handle.