A new buzz in the bike sheds

Melanie ShortCommunication and Operations Manager - Sport Bay of Plenty E-bikes, they're a water cooler discussion that divides; the cycling purists scoff, while others are sold. An e-bike or electronic bike has an electric motor that assists... Read More

Tauranga Annual Rainfalls 1898-2016

Weather Eyewith John Maunder Monthly rainfalls for Tauranga have been recorded at several recording sites during the last 118 years. From January 1898 to December 1904, the observation site was described as the Tauranga Harbour, from November 1904... Read More

Banish back to school anxiety

Class Actwith ACG Tauranga PrincipalShawn Hutchinson A new year brings renewed excitement, new opportunities and, of course, new challenges. For many children, these challenges will include heading back to school. Whether it is returning to routine,... Read More

Welcome to the new National Park

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz It's that time of year again when we try to stick to our New Year's Resolutions and the first one that is broken: “I'll never trying to drive in or out of Tauranga at holiday... Read More

New Year’s dishonours list

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Celebrating mediocrity, weirdness and quirks of humanity Welcome folks to 2017 and its time to celebrate or lament some of the unmentionable moments of the year past. RR has painstakingly compiled this... Read More

Tauranga December Rainfalls 1898-2016

Weather Eyewith John Maunder The graph below shows the range of Tauranga's December rainfalls, from an extreme high of 447 mm in 1962 to a low of only 4 mm in 1930. The second wettest December was 2011, when 276 mm was recorded; and the second... Read More

Some points to get off our chest

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Welcome to the last Sun of the year, I hope your Christmas went well and you're all in good shape and attitude for the New Year. I hate to break it to you, but that Christmas celebration you just... Read More

Christmas delivery delays possible

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz It's 10 years since this Rogers Rabbits was first published in The Sun and went viral around the world, so we thought we'd celebrate the season with a little “re-gifting”, especially... Read More

In the Bleak Mid-winter

Weather Eyewith John Maunder In the bleak mid-winter, Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone, Snow had fallen, Snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak mid-winter, Long ago. These words, from the first verse... Read More

Opinion Poll

Do you still believe in the ‘Kiwi quarter acre dream’?

Yes, I desperately want the house on a quarter section
No, apartments are the way of the future
Don't care, I just want to own my own house

Bay Today

The beautiful waters around Mount Maunganui base track by Linda Howe. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz