Blogs

Arctic and Antarctic Temperatures

Weather Eye with John Maunder The climate4you.com website developed by Professor Ole Humlum who is a Danish Professor Emeritus of Physical Geography at the University of Oslo, and Adjunct Professor of Physical Geography... Read More

The year of progress!

Words from the Western Bay Mayor with James Denyer It was a tough year for many in 2023, with rising costs of living and severe weather events. However, there's a quiet optimism that 2024 is shaping up to be more positive... Read More

So much music, so little space

Music Plus with Winston Watusi watusi@thesun.co.nz It's not often I blow it two weeks in a row; blame it on too much sun... Last week I aimed to write about the jazz festival, got distracted by this weekend's... Read More

The evolution of one-day cricket

Sports correspondent & historian with Sideline Sid A NZC Ford Trophy One-Day game at the Bay Oval on Sunday, completed a showcase of all three forms of the game at Blake Park since the start of January 2024. The NZC... Read More

Ocean Nino Index

Weather Eye with John Maunder The climate4you.com website developed by Professor Ole Humlum who is a Danish Professor Emeritus of Physical Geography at the University of Oslo, and Adjunct Professor of Physical Geography... Read More

‘Soft as a pensioner’s poo…’

Roger Rabbits with Jim Bunny He's selfless - thinks less of himself, more for others. A good shepherd of the people, an altruist. What a guy! His greatest joy comes from serving, making a difference - saving people... Read More

Studio time: Visiting the BOP's artists

Music Plus with Winston Watusi watusi@thesun.co.nz I realise I've not yet even mentioned this year's jazz festival. Better late than never on that one and you still have six weeks to mentally prepare, even if... Read More

Axing background reports; Many face serious harm

Green Goals with Josh Cole The Government's decision to cease funding pre-sentencing background reports has far-reaching implications for both the Māori and neurodivergent communities. This plan not only lacks... Read More

A look back at Williamson's cricket career

Sports correspondent & historian with Sideline Sid Kane Williamson continued his amazing cricket journey with a unique century in both innings against South Africa at the Bay Oval last week. The Western Bay resident,... Read More

Global temperatures

Weather Eye with John Maunder The following data sets and comments are from the climate4you.com website developed by Professor Ole Humlum who is a Danish Professor Emeritus of Physical Geography at the University of Oslo,... Read More

Remembering Paul Parkhouse

Music Plus with Winston Watusi watusi@thesun.co.nz I have one gig I promised to mention, so I'm doing that right up-front. It should be outstanding. Critically-acclaimed Australian duo This Way North celebrate their... Read More

How to get things done

Talking Politics with Sam Uffindell, Tauranga MP Local democracy is returning to Tauranga. Last week Simeon Brown announced that 'restoring democracy in Tauranga is a priority for me as Minister of Local Government”.... Read More