Do I need extra magnesium in my diet? (Part 2)

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz   As a nutritional medicine practitioner, magnesium is one of my most commonly prescribed supplements. This is because it is involved in numerous body processes and can help problems in a number... Read More

Tsunami sirens back on the agenda

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris Next year you will have the opportunity to choose between two types of siren for council to warn you during a civil defence emergency (including tsunami). Our staff are beavering... Read More

Some bad ideas for disciplining brats

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Child discipline has come up for much debate this week as the government unveils plans for a military-style boot camp for youth offenders. That's a great idea; finally a government with the guts... Read More

Tauranga July Average Daily Maximum Temperatures 1913-2017

Weather Eyewith John Maunder The graph below shows details of the average daily maximum temperatures, called ‘afternoon', for Tauranga for July from 1913-2017. The temperature for July 2017 was 14.4 degrees Celsius, which was the second... Read More

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

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

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

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

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



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