Dressing up and dressing downs

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz The parade of silly hats:  We’ve noticed an increasing trend amongst politicians to dress up for the camera, for the purposes of dramatic effect. No longer is it enough...... Read More

Blame game can be complex for council

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris This week we released a report on project failings  at Greerton, Matua  and the Mount. Now I don’t look kindly on councillors hanging employees...... Read More

New, modern classrooms for the Bay

Tamati Coffey Labour MP One hundred new, warm, dry classrooms will soon be built right here in Tauranga Moana, thanks to this Government recently announcing 300 new modern learning spaces, right across the country. Golden Sands...... Read More

Easter offers a chance for more family time

Simon Bridges National Party Leader simonbridges.co.nz Easter is a special time of year for me and my family. It is nice to spend a bit more time at home. Harry my middle child will be starting school after the Easter break. ...... Read More

Spotlight on Stew Martin

Janne GuitarGirl Spotlight On… Stew Martin learned to play guitar from the age of 10. Growing up in South Waikato, he became a member of the local Country and Western Club and played at many venues as a singer/guitarist. He...... Read More

Amateur boxers stepping up to international competition

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Tauranga Boxing Club amateur boxers Arlington and Michelle Nuki are about to make the step up to international competition. The pair have been selected in the New...... Read More

WMO Day March 23 2019

Weather Eye with John Maunder The World Meteorological Organisation WMO), is the successor of the International Meteorological Organisation (IMO) which was created in 1873. Its fundamental mission is to support the countries of...... Read More

New Olympic sports we’d like to see

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz It’s odd that skateboarding has become an Olympic event. This week we learned of a young girl who is a hopeful for the British skateboard team to Beijing. While I have...... Read More

Diplomatic relations

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP The recent visit of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister, Rt Hon Winston Peters to Turkey following the Christchurch terror should be heralded as a success for our country’s...... Read More

Nowhere to grow?

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris In last week’s column we discussed critical transport projects going on hold throughout the city because NZTA hasn’t yet confirmed co-funding...... Read More

Fewer jobs and opportunities on the horizon

Todd Talks By Todd Muller Fewer jobs and opportunities are on the horizon for hard working kiwi families as New Zealand faces a looming slowdown in the economy. The simple fact is this: Labour inherited an economy growing three...... Read More

New changes help business, workers and families

Angie Warren-Clark Labour MP This month, thousands of businesses, workers and families across New Zealand are reaping the rewards of the work the Government was elected to deliver. On April 1, we implemented a raft of policies...... Read More

Club rugby competitions are ready to hit full stride

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Waking up to a chill in the air in recent days tells Sideline Sid that the cricket gear has been put away for the winter break, and that the local Baywide club rugby...... Read More

Tauranga March Average Afternoon Temperatures 1913-2019

Weather Eye with John Maunder Temperatures have been recorded in the Tauranga area at several sites during the last 100 years including the current Tauranga Airport site from June 1990. The graph shows details of the average daily...... Read More

Copycats, climate irony, toothless laws

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz A very disturbing email arrived  from my vet. He reckons that if my cat is in a mood, it could be mimicking its owner. This is troubling from several perspectives: Firstly,...... Read More

Changes coming

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP April marks the mid-point of the Parliamentary term, and this week is a big one for the coalition government as it delivers a raft of changes offering better support for workers, families and...... Read More

Young leaders in our communities

Jan Tinetti Labour MP We often say that our young people are our future leaders, but I believe they are already leaders in our community. They recently organised the Strike 4 Climate Action. I attended the rally in Red Square and...... Read More

Destroying incentives to aspire

Simon Bridges National Party Leader simonbridges.co.nz People from all over New Zealand are approaching me about Labour’s proposed Capital Gains Tax, or CGT, and the other taxes recommended by the Tax Working Group. New...... Read More

Transport logjam

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris There’s a sense of powerlessness and frustration that builds as we all leave home ten minutes earlier and arrive back ten minutes later than this time...... Read More