Spoops, sproag and spuddle

Rogers Rabbits is AWOL this week, so here's a few words from Hunter Wells. Literally.  Some Tom Foolery with the English language. New words, old words, mashed words and some best forgotten. Try dropping some of these around the barbecue this... Read More

Tips for joint health – Part 2

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz This week we look at some of the practical dietary and home-help tips that can help with joints affected by arthritis. While these are primarily targeting osteoarthritis – known as OA – nutritional... Read More

A rates decrease is possible

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris Last week I explained how more than 70 per cent of homeowners pay a greater percentage of their home's value in rates than those who own the most valuable 20 per cent of... Read More

Protect Local Lungs and Jobs

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Health and Safety laws in New Zealand need fixing when kids can't climb trees, but logging companies at the port can release poison gas arm's length from workers and metres from the public. And why... Read More

MP moving forward

Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz Well 2017 has really gotten off to a bang. So much is happening both locally and in Parliament that makes me think so much can be achieved this year. Recently I met with Tauranga's Mayor and councillors... Read More

Off the beaten track

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Last week Sideline Sid and Mrs Sid took off for a few days of R&R in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. One of Sid's missions in the last few years while on holiday, has been to visit places... Read More

A safer New Zealand for women and families

Todd TalksBy Todd Muller The Government is working hard so women and children are safer in their communities – and in their homes. Our $500 million Safer Communities package, which Prime Minister Bill English and Police Minister Paula Bennett... Read More

TCC rates – why the poor pay more

Straight from city councilwith councillor Steve Morris Last week I shared with you the story of a senior couple living off national superannuation struggling to pay rates that are rising faster than inflation. I expressed my frustration that some... Read More

Tips for joint health

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz Sometimes it really is possible to achieve multiple health goals. A good anti-inflammatory diet will help arthritic joints, help you lose weight and improve your general health. Just as poor diets can... Read More

Spotlight on Aongatete festival

Spotlight on...with Janne GuitarGirl I've had the great pleasure of being involved in helping to run this annual event on the property of my good friends, Paul and Penny Hoggard, at 156 Work Rd, Katikati, usually near the last weekend in... Read More

Keeping track of your offspring: Lesson 101

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Enjoying yourselves this summer? Someone can soon put a stop to that. Or so the Fun Police think. All over the country, good clean fun is getting the brakes firmly applied, as Health and Safety, noise... Read More

Wellbeing an important part of education

Class Actwith ACG Tauranga PrincipalShawn Hutchinson As a school that prides itself on care and compassion, we have a huge responsibility to the students who study with us each day. Not only are we providing them with a safe, family-oriented learning... Read More

Big news in New Zealand boxing

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The big news in New Zealand boxing in the New Year is the agreement of the parties involved with Joseph Parker and Hughie Fury. The arguement is for their boxers to meet (somewhere... Read More

'Go by Bike Day' sending the right message to cyclists

Cathy BellRecreation AdvisorSport Bay of Plenty People across the Bay of Plenty ditched their cars, buckled their helmets and pushed the pedal for “Go by Bike Day” last week. Sport Bay of Plenty set up pit stops around central areas... Read More

Steps to help joint health – Part 3

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz Nutritional therapy can have a profound effect on reducing the inflammation central to osteoarthritis. Much of the pain and loss of function in arthritic joints is from unwanted inflammation. Fortunately,... Read More

Funding a new iSite – are rates fair?

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris Last week at City Hall we discussed building a new and improved information centre combined with an iport cruise ship arrival building and public toilets to be located together... Read More

Ms Lorde and the whiners and whoopers

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz It was so enlightening to read a political lecture from Ella Yelich-O'Connor… oops, I mean Lorde, this week, headlining the news with her premonition of a storm for Mr Trump.Now not being... Read More



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