Real solutions to world issues

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits There are so many important issues facing the world today.  Famine. Climate. Terrorism. Overpopulation. Plastic  shopping bags. Yet some people fail to take these things...... Read More

NZ First commitments shine through

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP As a New Zealand First MP I am proud to see several New Zealand First policies being implemented as part of the 2018 Budget. The policies and financial support will contribute towards the process...... Read More

War memorial for Papamoa

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris Driving through small towns in New Zealand you’ll notice they all have war memorials commemorating local men who gave their lives for our freedom. Papamoa...... Read More

Priorities wrong in the budget

Todd Muller National MP   This month saw the Labour government deliver their first budget and I must say, as MP for Bay of Plenty, I was underwhelmed and disappointed. During the campaign great things were promised, but...... Read More

Delighted with the budget

Angie Warren-Clark Labour MP Last week I was proud to stand in Jacinda’s team as a part of the collation government as we presented our first Budget to Aotearoa. This Budget sees the rebuilding of critical public services,...... Read More

Spotlight on Curcumin and OPC part 2

John Arts Abundant Living I speak daily to people affected by inflammation. This commonly affects joints, but can also affect most types of body tissue. While we can feel the discomfort of joint inflammation,...... Read More

Helping older adults find their feet

Active Voicewith Simone RoseKeep on your Feet support You’re never too old to challenge yourself – in fact, challenging your mind and body is a great way to stay fit and active throughout the golden years. Old age is inevitable,...... Read More

Bay sporting greats

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian Some athletes seem to have all the skill sets from a young age, while others have a journey to reach the top in their chosen sport.  A good example of the two roads to success...... Read More

Tauranga April Rainfalls 1898-2018

Weather Eyewith John Maunder Monthly rainfalls for Tauranga have been recorded at several recording sites during the last 118 years. From January 1898 to December 1904, the observation site was described as the Tauranga Harbour, from November 1904...... Read More

The RR guide to royal wedding clangers

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits Half the world will go all gooey  and the other half are already tired of it; inflicted with yet another Royal Wedding.Fortunately for those of you less interested it’s in the middle of the...... Read More

A big black trike

Simon BridgesNational Party Leader You are probably expecting me to comment on Thursday’s Budget. However, the deadline for this column was prior to the Budget being delivered. By now you will know if the Ardern-Peters...... Read More

Thanks for coming in and seeing us

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris Over the last fortnight, nearly 300 members of the public have spoken to us in the council chamber on our draft 10-year budget. We’ve received more than 3200 submissions...... Read More

Why Hareta Hipango’s Bill makes sense

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP New Zealanders are extremely generous with their time, effort and financial support for not-for-profit organisations. It makes me proud to know that nearly 1.4 million Kiwis volunteer in their community each...... Read More

Our children are so important

Jan TinettiLabour MP A huge thank you to everyone who joined the #KnitforJacinda campaign. Here in the office it has been such a joy receiving beautiful knitwear and other gifts for the needy babies of Tauranga and on June 1 I will be gifting these...... Read More

Spotlight on: Damon Innes

Spotlight on...with Janne GuitarGirl New Zealand-born Damon Innes enjoyed music as a youngster, learning to  play guitar at 12, and had already started to write songs just a year later. He spent a good part of his life  in Vancouver,...... Read More

Put some warmth into the Bay’s cooler months

Kristin DunneTourism Bay of Plenty It is no secret there is a perception that the Bay of Plenty is only a summer destination.But during the cooler months, our region still has plenty to offer.Think kayaking, scenic walks, craft breweries and local...... Read More

The tale behind the Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian Walking around Mauao isn't the same at present without the Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service building that has guarded the oceanfront for decades, after being demolished to make way...... Read More

Teachers GO4it at Waihi Beach School

Active Voicewith Debbie GareaFundamentals Advisor Sport Bay of Plenty’s ‘Physical Skills Educator’ Rachel Colby, who has a Primary Physical Education background, is working with teachers across the Western Bay of Plenty in...... Read More

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