Sunspots and the Sun

Weather Eye  with John Maunder A sunspot is a relatively dark, sharply defined region on the solar disc - marked by an umbra (dark area) which is... read more

The animal world in pictures

Brian Rogers  Rogers Rabbits Rogers recently ventured overseas to visit relatives in some far-flung continents. During these... read more

Love versus judgement

Mary Parker  The Fast Track Life Coach “If you judge people you have no time to love them.”  – Mother Teresa.   Most... read more

One year to go

Straight from city council  A personal view,  by Councillor Steve Morris In just 12 months' time you'll have the opportunity to review the performance... read more

We’ve got your back

Simon Bridges  National Party Leader Earlier this month I launched the ‘Have your say' campaign for small and medium... read more

Helen Clark – legend!

Jan Tinetti  Labour MP Recently, along with several hundred other locals, I sat in the audience at the Holy Trinity Church listening and captivated... read more

Connecting with the community

Clayton Mitchell  New Zealand First MP Since becoming a Member of Parliament almost four years ago, I have worked hard to establish an effective... read more


Opinion Poll

Who or what is to blame for all the crashes on the roads of late?

Drivers in general
The roads
A combination of the roads and drivers