Tapping into healing processes (part 3)

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz Sometimes in life you feel like you are trapped in a vicious cycle. You have a problem that becomes a new problem, which then worsens the original problem. In the winter a man in his 70s called me with... Read More

Climb every mountain…

Active Voicewith Belinda MullerSport BOP GRx Advisor (WBOP) Tauranga City Council staff say approximately one million people walk up and around Mauao each year, making it the largest natural fitness and leisure centre in the Bay of Plenty (BOP... Read More

The changing face of the Bay Oval

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Even the most ardent Bay of Plenty cricket fans would have struggled to imagine the Bay Oval of today, when the first sod was turned on the first day of March in 2005. The catalyst... Read More

Tauranga November Rainfalls 1898-2017

Weather Eyewith John Maunder The graph shows the range of November rainfalls from 1898 to 2017 in Tauranga, from an extreme high of 285 mm in 1916 to a low of only 12 mm in 2009.      The second wettest November was 1967, when 240... Read More

Sun, sea, sand and... Christmas?

Guest Rabbitsby Dan Sheridan With Rogers sidelined for further repairs, you'll find the occasional guest rabbiting on page two over the next few editions. This week, Dan Sheridan welcomes a change of pace ahead of the festive onslaught.   Okay,... Read More

Ancient Romans and 21st Century Tauranga

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris Whenever you recycle a glass bottle you are participating in a human tradition that has been around for at least 2000 years. Roman citizens were recorded recycling glass just... Read More

Day at the races

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Christmas is just around the corner, and with that comes the summer holidays. Families will gather together, make plans and head out for the fun and festivities of the season. One of the major events that attract... Read More

Dads hold the key to empowering their sons.

Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz Wouldn't it be great to live in an environment where there is no family violence? That has been the focus of two of the community events I have attended this week, one with White Ribbon and the... Read More

Cricket takes center stage

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Cricket took center stage at the Tauranga Domain last Saturday, as Otumoetai Cadets celebrated its 40th Jubilee with an old boys day and a celebratory dinner in the evening.  The... Read More

Awards night more than the glitz and glamour

Active Voicewith Laura WeaserSport BOP Communication Advisor Not counting my high school graduation, I've only ever been to one awards ceremony – and it can only be described as a three-ring circus. Media, VIPs, supporters, finalists,... Read More

Global Tropospheric Temperatures 1979 - October 2017

Weather Eyewith John Maunder The chart below shows that since 1979, when reliable satellite observations became available, there has been little overall trend in the average tropospheric temperatures, apart from  milder/warmer temperatures... Read More

Bottom feeders, top entertainers

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Prospects for keen local anglers have been boosted with trout releases to help fire up the fishing for the summer and seasons ahead. Fish & Game officers have restocked Lake McLaren and the Ruahihi... Read More

Can politicians keep their promises?

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris That's the question Patrick Gower asked Bill English and Jacinda Ardern at a pre-election debate a few months ago. You can judge their answers, but what if the same question... Read More

Going global for climate change

Todd TalksBy Todd Muller This week I have returned from Bonn in Germany, where I attended the COP23 Climate Change conference as part of the New Zealand delegation. This was the first time I had attended anything quite like this, and I was struck... Read More

Building the economy from the bottom up

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP No tree starts its growth from fruit to stem. You plant a seed, nurture it and it grows into a strong tree.  You then use the seeds to plant more trees, and the next thing you know, you have an orchard... Read More

Spotlight on Aroha Thompson

Spotlight on...with Janne GuitarGirl Originally from Hawke's Bay, and one of 14 siblings, Aroha remembers singing to her mother as a child. She sang gospel songs at church and, although her father was an entertainer, she remembers hiding... Read More

Tapping into healing processes (part 2)

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz Some who contact me have straightforward problems. I was speaking with someone recently who has moderate osteoarthritis (OA) in her knees. We put her on a programme that included dietary recommendations,... Read More

The beach is the place to be next week

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz An international sport, in which New Zealand are the current world champions, is to showcase international competition at Mount Maunganui next week. The International Surf Rescue Challenge,... Read More

Active whanau = Happy summer!

Active Voicewith Lena KairauSport BOP Active Families Advisor The summer holidays are a cool time of year that most whanau/families look forward to with excitement. It's a great time to relax, unwind, recuperate and switch off. However,... Read More



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