Houses of Parliament

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz   As you may have heard, there's an election about to happen and much of the news has been dominated with some fairly heavy politics. Involving large sums of money, housing issues, even larger... Read More

Tauranga Rainfalls August 1898-2017

Weather Eyewith John Maunder Rainfalls for the month of August have been recorded in Tauranga since 1898, except for 1904, 1907, 1908 and 1909. From January 1898 to December 1904, the observation site was described as the Tauranga Harbour, from... Read More

A termite walks into a bar

Rosalie CrawfordRogers Rosalie's Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz For Father's Day this week we have decided to give Brian Rogers the day off. He's a dad and he deserves it. We don't know why he specifically deserves it, but there's... Read More

Sunspots and the Maunder Minimum

Weather Eyewith John Maunder The ‘Maunder Minimum' is the name given to the period from 1645 to 1715 when the number of sunspots – ‘storms' on the sun – became almost zero. The period is named after the solar astronomer... Read More

Spotlight on: Nate Kruse

Spotlight on...with Janne GuitarGirl Raised in rural South Auckland, New Zealand singer/songwriter Nate Kruse first performed in public at the age of seven at a school talent quest where he danced to a Michael Jackson song – much to the surprise... Read More

Trains of thought

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Transport has been a hot topic this week, with politicians throwing around ideas for a commuter train service between Auckland and Tauranga, and the road north of the city bestowed a new importance. The... Read More

Tropospheric Temperatures 1979 to July 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 a period of somewhat milder... Read More

Do I need extra magnesium in my diet? (Part 2)

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz   As a nutritional medicine practitioner, magnesium is one of my most commonly prescribed supplements. This is because it is involved in numerous body processes and can help problems in a number... Read More

Tsunami sirens back on the agenda

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris Next year you will have the opportunity to choose between two types of siren for council to warn you during a civil defence emergency (including tsunami). Our staff are beavering... Read More

Some bad ideas for disciplining brats

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Child discipline has come up for much debate this week as the government unveils plans for a military-style boot camp for youth offenders. That's a great idea; finally a government with the guts... Read More



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