Weathering the storm and life’s challenges

Paul PouYouth Team LeaderSport Bay of Plenty It's 6am and I'm on a boat heading for Mayor Island, joined by 18 youths and several Sport Bay of Plenty staff members as part of our Youth Engagement Programme's Leadership Camp. The... Read More

Club rugby kicks off

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The Bay of Plenty club rugby competition kicked off last Saturday with the first round of the premier and development title races. As is usual at the start of the season, there is plenty... Read More

Tropospheric Global Temperatures - 1979 to February 2017

Weather Eyewith John Maunder The chart below shows that since 1979, when reliable satellite observations became available, there has been little overall trend from the average temperatures during the 30-year period from 1981-2010 in the tropospheric... Read More

A good multivitamin – Part 2

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz I find it interesting that most multi-vitamin products place a heavy emphasis on B group while paying little attention to others. While some people have sub-optimum levels of B vitamins, many have straight... Read More

Regional council to the rescue?

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris During the last few weeks I've discussed how Tauranga City Council can reduce rates for homeowners by adjusting the rating system, which is under our control. You may have... Read More

Talking ’bout my generation

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz This week we've been brainstorming ways to solve the superannuation problem. Usually I don't dwell on such trivial matters, as I need my full concentration on the real issues such as how... Read More

Working with the Whittakers

Spotlight on...with Janne GuitarGirl I met Richard, Mitz, Harvey and Robbie, through association with the Tauranga Acoustic Music Club, and we all enjoy the blending of instruments and styles, and seeing bands emerge from this ‘mix'. I... Read More

Women in business

Todd TalksBy Todd Muller As many of you will have seen, on March 8 we celebrated International Women's Day. While this is a great opportunity for our community not only to celebrate our wives, mothers and sisters, and to discuss the issues... Read More

PM’s tough talk time-wasting

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP New Zealanders respect a brave politician, who's willing to make a tough – or even unpopular – call for the greater good. What Kiwis think of someone who is trying to pretend to do so, remains... Read More

Going Green the pathway to improved health

Lisa Te PaaGRx Advisor (Tauranga)Sport Bay of Plenty Green Prescription is a support programme for adults who are currently inactive and are unsure how to make lifestyle changes. The goal is to help start them on a journey to improved health and... Read More

Soggy finish to Bay cricket season

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz A soggy Sunday afternoon finish wrapped up the Bay of Plenty Cricket representative season, where the Bay team retained the two big trophies that they play for each cricket year. Seven... Read More

Tauranga February Rainfalls 1898-2017

Weather Eyewith John Maunder Rainfalls for the month of February have been recorded in Tauranga since 1898 (except for 1904, 1908, and 1909). The graph of February rainfalls in Tauranga shows the range of rainfalls from a high of 343 mm in 1936... Read More

Experience instant service with a smile!

Claire's CuisineWith Sun Media's Claire Rogers www.sunlive.co.nz Our current family in-house joke when we are on our way to Wharf Street Eatery, is where else can you call out “Oi” in a restaurant and get instant service... Read More

Out of my cold dead hand

Phil Phishy “Out of my cold dead hand”  A statement made by the actor Chalton Heston in May of 2000 at a National  Rifle Association rally in America.  Obviously expressing strongly his desire to carry arms and live within... Read More

Benefits of a good multi (Part 1)

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz If, like many Kiwis, you take a multi-type supplement then you should carefully read the mineral content on the label. Minerals are critical for the health and development of every cell in our body. Minerals... Read More

Questions to the Prime Minister

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP More revelations from the Ministry of Thin Air. This must be this blue government's most valuable department, as it appears to be the first port of call for answering tricky or uncomfortable questions. This... Read More

Man merges with machine

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Some science-type bods are getting a bit excited because they believe mankind may be on the brink of merging with machines.Transhumanism, they call it. Not to be confused with trannie-humans. The theory... Read More

Tourism a huge contributor

Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz Every year tourists flock to Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty. We wave at them as they come and go on cruise ships, we share our Mauao walking tracks with them and we encourage them to enjoy our beaches... Read More

Debt and the billion-dollar blunder

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris You may ask why doesn't Tauranga have a museum or some of the other feel-good things a modern city has? The answer is simple – infrastructure. Building a city out... Read More



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