Greens agony and Labour pains

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz   What a week in the news. There's scandal, accusations, admissions, sadness and drama. Metiria's fallen on the sword. Jacinda's riding high in the saddle. Glenn Campbell's fallen... Read More

Effective communication key to club growth

Active Voicewith Zane JensenSport BOP Community Sport Advisor From texting and social media, to meeting with a colleague or first introductions, we're regularly communicating (and in more ways than ever). But it's important to remember... Read More

Tauranga July Rainfalls 1898-2017

Weather Eyewith John Maunder Rainfalls for the month of July have been recorded in Tauranga since 1898, except for 1904, 1907, 1908, and 1909. The graph for the period 1898-2017 shows the range of rainfalls from an extreme high of 348 mm in 1951,... Read More

Go the Steamers!

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The Baywide rugby season came to a conclusion last Saturday with the last three of the six Bay of Plenty Rugby Union club titles decided. Arataki took out the Premier Two crown after... Read More

Is there such a thing as a no-win scenario

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris Councillors have a natural instinct to want to please their constituents. Call it a survival instinct, but some decisions will make you unpopular whatever the outcome. A recent... Read More

State Sloway Two

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz   The whanau was driving along State Sloway 2 this week, thinking of all you lovely folk at Omokoroa and wondering ‘Why are you all going to town at the same time?' When it dawned,... Read More

Spaces and Places, where to next…

Active Voicewith Stephanie KellySport BOP Regional Facilities Advisor   In May 2017 the six local authorities who make up the Bay of Plenty region endorsed the Bay of Plenty Spaces and Places Strategy, a high level strategic framework for... Read More

Boxing, squash and rugby

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Watching a young David Tua defeating Kali Meehan in the opening round of the Heavyweight final at the New Zealand championships in 1989, captured on video, got this sports fan thinking... Read More

Bringing the delights of the sea to your plate

Claire's CuisineWith Sun Media's Claire Rogers www.sunlive.co.nz Competition is certainly heating up for the entry dishes for the Ora King Salmon Awards. A big thanks to Debbie and the team at The Rabbit Hole for the invite to not only... Read More

There’s always something fishy

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Just when you thought Neotropical Ichthyology couldn't get any more scintillating, along comes a new fish species you'll be ecstatic to learn about. Neotropical Ichthyology is the catchy... Read More

Cartilage (Part 3)

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz Last week we saw that damage and death of the specialised cells that maintain cartilage is the real driver behind osteoarthritis. An excellent study (Carlo and Loeser, 2003, Arthritis Rheumatology) investigated... Read More

Spotlight on Mark Schaumann

Spotlight on...with Janne GuitarGirl   I first met Mark Schaumann when the Mauao Choir, led by Emily Macklow, performed at the Brew Bar when I was hosting an open mic night with my good friend and bass player, Stephen Calvert, who also sings... Read More

Do we really need more money?

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris   I'll never forget the time I was bailed up next to a fellow university student; he was grinning like a shot possum as he told me about his new-found wealth. He had... Read More

What New Zealand’s best selling vehicle list says about us

DriveLinewith Stuart Macadam It's amazing how quickly things can change.   Back in 2008, when the Great Financial Crisis was in full swing, there was a sudden and noticeable shift in the car market. People were trading in their gas... Read More

Getting back to basics for a lifelong love of sport

Active Voicewith Debbie GareaSport BOP Fundamentals Advisor Not every child wants to be a sporting star or elite athlete – but every child does have a desire and ability to move. However, the way we encourage and foster this ability will... Read More

Volunteering for the World Squash Championships

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Sideline Sid had a busy time last week, after putting his hand up to volunteer at the World Junior Squash championships being held in Tauranga until July 29. The biggest and most prestigious... Read More

Global Monthly Temperatures from NASA ... 1996-June 2017

Weather Eyewith John Maunder Global temperatures are compiled for various areas including global (land-ocean), global (meteorological stations), three latitude bands, and hemispheric, by the Goddard Institute for Space Studies of NASA. The graph... Read More

The future of Tauranga City is at stake.

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris   Over the next 12 months, Tauranga City Council will be making some of the most significant decisions it ever has on behalf of you. These decisions will shape the kind of... Read More



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A great ’reflection’ of the wet day at Harbourside finals on Saturday. Photo: Tierre Thompson.

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