Tropospheric Temperatures 1992 to September 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

Married at NZ First Sight

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz The groom looked as handsome as ever in his trademark pinstripe suit. Distinguished, some might say, but still classy after decades of relationship turmoil, speed dating, a stint as ‘The Political... Read More

Tauranga September Average Afternoon Temperatures 1913-2017

Weather Eyewith John Maunder Temperatures have been recorded in the Tauranga area at several sites in the last 100 years, including the current Tauranga Airport site from June 1990.    The graph shows details of the average daily maximum... Read More

Weird week in the news biz

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Greetings Sunners We've had extraordinary feedback from last week's column – the piece on Winnie The Pooh and his friends, post-general election. The Sun has been overwhelmed* with... Read More

Tauranga September Rainfalls 1898-2017

Weather Eyewith John Maunder Rainfalls for the month of September have been recorded in Tauranga since 1898, except for 1904, 1907, 1908, and 1909. The graph below shows the range of rainfalls from an extreme high of 274 mm in 1973 to a low of... Read More

Piglet, Eeyore and Winnie

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Piglet and Eeyore were strolling through the Hundred Acre Wood, reflecting on the busy week they'd had. It was a comfortable way to meander and chat, sort of propping each other up, since one... Read More

The Southern Oscillation Index

Weather Eyewith John Maunder   The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) is a standardized index based on the observed sea level pressure differences between Tahiti and Darwin, Australia. The SOI is a leading measure of the large-scale fluctuations... Read More

Talking about Easter trading (or not)

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris   Last year the law governing whether shops can open on Easter Sunday changed. Now individual councils can decide on behalf of their communities whether trading is allowed. From... Read More

Ahead of our time

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz   It's the eve of election day and I know you've just been soaking up all the drama and debate ahead of this big occasion. Which is why we've dedicated this column to talking... Read More

Spotlight on Melissa Cox

Spotlight on...with Janne GuitarGirl   Although born in Delaware, USA, Melissa Cox fell in love with New Zealand and emigrated here in 2013. She is now a full-fledged resident and hopes to become a citizen one day. Her dad is a singer/songwriter... Read More



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On the ’Bird Walk’, Katikati looking over the Uretara stream to the Kaimai ranges. Photo: Glenice McDonald.

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