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

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

'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

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

Spotlight on The Margarita Fund

Spotlight on...with Janne GuitarGirl I first met Christian Cole and Anaia Barnett when they moved to Tauranga in 2016. The talented duo turned up at a Tauranga Acoustic Music Club open mic night at Tauranga RSA in Greerton, where I was performing... Read More

Tauranga January Rainfalls 1898-2017

Weather Eyewith John Maunder The graph shows the range of Tauranga's January rainfalls from 1898-2017, varied from an extreme high of 532 mm in 1907 to a low of only 1 mm in 1928. The second wettest January was 2011, when 347 mm was recorded; and... Read More

Spotlight on Daniel Champagne

Spotlight on...with Janne GuitarGirl Daniel was born in Brogo, New South Wales, Australia. His father was musical, so this talented young man first picked up a guitar at the age of five, started writing songs at 12, trained classically through... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should female hygiene products, such as tampons and sanitary pads, be subsidised?

Only partially

Bay Today

Early morning view from the Mount. By Lynn Johnson. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz