Disturbing news from the world of science

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Keep your Nerf gun handy, just in caseTwo very disturbing stories emerged from the world of science this week. Firstly, the possible existence of an alien megastructure orbiting a mysterious star in... Read More

Spotlight on Bluesman Brown

Spotlight on...with Janne GuitarGirl I first saw Graham Brown or 'Brownie' performing at The Junction in Thames when I travelled there with muso friends Stephen Calvert and Graham Jones, who backed me on bass guitar and harmonica when I played... Read More

Three most vexing questions: Answered here today

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz The days are cooler and shorter and the usual seasonal arguments are flying.Mankind and womankind are debating the most vexing questions, some that have divided the human race for generations.•... Read More

Climate Extremes in NZ: Tauranga has one of them

Weather Eyewith John Maunder Climate extremes in New Zealand, since instrumental records became available in the 1850's, show a range from the highest temperature of 42.4 degrees Celsius recorded in Rangiora on February 7, 1973, to the most intense... Read More

Hooked from the beginning

Spotlight on...with Janne GuitarGirl Although now based in the USA, Mark Mazengarb was originally from Tauranga. His school friend got a guitar when he was eight years old, so Mark had to have one too. From that moment he was hooked, and he has... Read More

Pirates, robbers and endangered things

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz One of the joys of spending a weekend with the adult children is enjoying a taste of their music preferences. However nothing could prepare me for Pirate Metal. It is quite disturbing for the delicate... Read More

Villach and Climate Change

Weather Eyewith John Maunder Among the many climate science meetings I've attended, the most significant – at least in terms of climate change is concerned – was my involvement in the UN-sponsored International Conference in Villach,... Read More

Just like Slash

Spotlight on...with Janne GuitarGirl Rob Whelan was born in Whangarei, and lived in Manchester for many years. Now back in New Zealand, he‘s performing gigs at pubs and clubs in Wellington, and enjoying writing and performing original songs. His... Read More

Danger, pain and more danger

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz It's not easy to soar like an eagle, while you're surrounded by turkeys.So goes the old saying. It's also difficult to soar like an eagle when you're surrounded by wind turbine... Read More

The State of the climate in 2016

Weather Eyewith John Maunder A report on the State of the Climate in 2016 which is based exclusively on observations rather than climate models was published on March 22, 2016 by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF).   The... Read More



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