Mancooks rule supreme on Planet Advertising

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits Women have a long way to go to reach equality with men in the field of outdoor cooking. At least that's the impression we get, after seeing how it is repeatedly portrayed on Planet Advertising. According... Read More

Spotlight on Brian Franks

Spotlight on...with Janne GuitarGirl NZ-born musician Brian Franks has been playing bass guitar for 19 years. Brian was born and raised in Kawerau, and though his family didn't perform, they played and listened to music at home. He was first... 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

Camels and asses kept at bay

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits You know it's getting close to Christmas when one of the Three Kings pulls up outside the office, climbs out of his Nissan and sets about adjusting the tea towel on his head. Either there's... Read More

Advice to Santa: avoid the Jacinderference

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits We don't want much from Santa this year. Not in the material sense. Here's some advice for the big guy, and we're getting in first before our new PM tries telling him how to run the show. Because... Read More

A Tauranga Museum?

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris Readers would have been as surprised as some councillors were by last week's headlines about a $100m museum and library in the city centre. How could we possibly afford... Read More

Tauranga November Rainfalls 1898-2017

Weather Eyewith John Maunder The graph shows the range of November rainfalls from 1898 to 2017 in Tauranga, from an extreme high of 285 mm in 1916 to a low of only 12 mm in 2009.      The second wettest November was 1967, when 240... Read More

Sun, sea, sand and... Christmas?

Guest Rabbitsby Dan Sheridan With Rogers sidelined for further repairs, you'll find the occasional guest rabbiting on page two over the next few editions. This week, Dan Sheridan welcomes a change of pace ahead of the festive onslaught.   Okay,... Read More

Global Tropospheric Temperatures 1979 - October 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

Opinion Poll

Should the Christmas/New Year school holidays be moved to February when the weather is typically better in NZ?

Yes, that is when I would take my holidays.
No, you never know when there is going to be bad weather.

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