Fewer jobs and opportunities on the horizon

Todd Talks By Todd Muller Fewer jobs and opportunities are on the horizon for hard working kiwi families as New Zealand faces a looming slowdown in the economy. The simple fact is this: Labour inherited an economy growing three...... Read More

New changes help business, workers and families

Angie Warren-Clark Labour MP This month, thousands of businesses, workers and families across New Zealand are reaping the rewards of the work the Government was elected to deliver. On April 1, we implemented a raft of policies...... Read More

Club rugby competitions are ready to hit full stride

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Waking up to a chill in the air in recent days tells Sideline Sid that the cricket gear has been put away for the winter break, and that the local Baywide club rugby...... Read More

Tauranga March Average Afternoon Temperatures 1913-2019

Weather Eye with John Maunder Temperatures have been recorded in the Tauranga area at several sites during the last 100 years including the current Tauranga Airport site from June 1990. The graph shows details of the average daily...... Read More

Copycats, climate irony, toothless laws

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz A very disturbing email arrived  from my vet. He reckons that if my cat is in a mood, it could be mimicking its owner. This is troubling from several perspectives: Firstly,...... Read More

Changes coming

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP April marks the mid-point of the Parliamentary term, and this week is a big one for the coalition government as it delivers a raft of changes offering better support for workers, families and...... Read More

Young leaders in our communities

Jan Tinetti Labour MP We often say that our young people are our future leaders, but I believe they are already leaders in our community. They recently organised the Strike 4 Climate Action. I attended the rally in Red Square and...... Read More

Destroying incentives to aspire

Simon Bridges National Party Leader simonbridges.co.nz People from all over New Zealand are approaching me about Labour’s proposed Capital Gains Tax, or CGT, and the other taxes recommended by the Tax Working Group. New...... Read More

Transport logjam

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris There’s a sense of powerlessness and frustration that builds as we all leave home ten minutes earlier and arrive back ten minutes later than this time...... Read More

Tauranga March Rainfalls 1898-2019

Weather Eye with John Maunder Rainfalls for the month of March have been recorded in Tauranga since 1898 – except for 1904, 1908 and 1909. This graph below shows the range of rainfalls from a high of 504 mm in 1979, to a...... Read More

Sport - it never goes in a straight line

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Sport is like life, in that it never goes in a straight line with the highs of expectation and achievement balanced with the thump of reality when things don't...... Read More

Crocs, and the end of the world

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz I really hope you can read fast. Because the End of the World is coming and I’d hate you to be half way through a Rabbits column when suddenly, whammo. The world ends, in...... Read More

His actions do not define our nation

Todd Talks By Todd Muller I have been reflecting deeply on the events of the past two weeks, as I’m sure we all have, and of the gravity of what has happened. There can be no doubt that our country has lost some of our innocence,...... Read More

Time to reflect

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris With our fellow Kiwis laid to rest and the national day of remembrance behind us, it’s time to reflect on the road ahead for New Zealand. Not since...... Read More

New approach to development woes could be gamechanger

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP The public has grown weary of the strategies which have been put forward in recent years to deal with Tauranga’s rapidly growing traffic and urban development issues, but which have come...... Read More

Outstanding success at surf lifesaving championships

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz By all accounts, last week’s Surf Lifesaving New Zealand National Championships on the Mount Main Beach were a outstanding success, with the "Mounties"...... Read More

Tauranga February average afternoon temperatures 1913-2019

Weather Eye with John Maunder Temperatures have been recorded in the Tauranga area at several sites during the last 100 years, including the current Tauranga Airport site from June 1990. It's very common for areas such as Tauranga...... Read More

They’re barking up the wrong tree

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz A terrible, terrible thing has befallen our country. Innocent lives have been lost. We stand with the people of Christchurch and those whose lives have been shattered, in denouncing...... Read More

Responding to terror

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris At the time of writing, we’ve had 50 fellow Kiwis stolen from us in a cowardly terrorist attack. They’ll forever be our mums and dads, brothers...... Read More