From a Boomer’s perspective

Bill's RabbitsWith Bill Faulkner You may remember me! I used to contribute a weekly column telling some of what really went on at City Hall. That used to upset a majority of elected members - not so much for what was written but what might get... Read More

Living the dream with music

Spotlight on...with Janne GuitarGirl I first met Waylon McPherson a couple of years ago when I had problem with my PA system. He remembered using the same brand while gigging in Auckland, so I was delighted he was able to easily fix it for me.... Read More

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

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

Talking ’bout my generation

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits 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

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

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 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

Opinion Poll

Should schools change their policy to appease one student?

Yes, students have a right to stand up for what they believe in.
No, the student, and parents, agrees to the policy when they decide to go to that school.

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