Is Welcome Bay the 'forgotten' suburb?

Kerry MitchellKerry's Quips When I bought my house in Welcome Bay in October 2016, a real estate agent who was trying to sell me a house across town just laughed. “I thought you were trying to get away from traffic,” she said. And before... Read More

I want to hear from you

Jan TinettiLabour MP After a busy start to the year, Parliament is now in the middle of a two-week recess, which gives me more time to get out and about in our community.I have been enjoying meeting with Tauranga residents, community groups and... Read More

Glass recycling system is broken

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris The passage of time is scary, especially when you think it's been 18 years since the New Year's celebrations in 2000. Consider someone who  was a new born baby... Read More

Understanding osteoarthritis (Part 1)

John ArtsAbundant Living My recent Tauranga seminar included a detailed discussion on osteoarthritis (OA), and the many things we can do to help. My introductory point was that it is important to see osteoarthritis as a true... Read More

Bay cricket up there with the best

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian Bay of Plenty Cricket is entitled to be ranked the number one minor association in the country in recent years. Winning the Hawke Cup, which is the symbol of NZ Cricket minor association... Read More

Tauranga February Rainfalls 1898-2018

Weather Eyewith John Maunder Rainfalls for the month of February have been recorded in Tauranga since 1898 (except for 1904, 1908, and 1909). The graph of February rainfalls in Tauranga shows the range of rainfalls from a high of 343 mm in 1936... Read More

Real concerns for New Zealand history

Ryan WoodRyan's Ruminations With Rogers Rabbits taking a breather this week, Ryan Wood steps up to the plate with an in-depth look at the myths in our history.   Interest in New Zealand history has experienced a revival... Read More

Take part in a digital space

Angie Warren-ClarkLabour MP It's time to stand up and be counted. Well, in the case of the 2018 Census, it's time to log in and be counted! The 2018 Census is taking place on Tuesday, March 6, and is being run differently this year.... Read More

Let's make English count

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP There is a Twitter parody account that makes a mockery out of proposed bills. My proposed Members Bill called the “English an Official Language of New Zealand Bill” did not escape its notice and... Read More

Tauranga's new (or returning) councillor

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris Whoever is fortunate  enough to be elected won't find it boring; every  day is different. In the morning you can be arguing the merits of a $100m piece of infrastructure... Read More

Cricket viewing for all

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian For the many cricket fans who can't be at the Bay Oval to see the Black Caps verses England action unfold, the alternatives are Sky Television or the or the old fashioned way... Read More

Tropospheric Temperatures 1979 to January 2018

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  milder/warmer temperatures... Read More

Improper names for proper things

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits I remember very clearly the day I discovered raisins were actually dried grapes. It was shocking and embarrassing at the same time. I nearly fell off my tricycle, which can be quite dangerous when... Read More

TECT changes gear towards community needs

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP The proposed changes to  TECT got a mixed reaction from the public. Personally, I found them very positive, with TECT shining a spotlight on future interest to invest in the community through the opportunity... Read More

Businesses don't want to be taking the risk

Simon BridgesNational MP That's the feedback I'm getting from Tauranga business people about the removal of the 90-day trial for businesses with more than 20 staff.  I'm really lucky to have the opportunity... Read More

Opinion Poll

What are your thoughts on the council’s proposal to increase rates 40 per cent over the next three years?

Good, it will help pay to revitilise the city
Not good, rates are high enough now
I’m ok with an increase, but maybe not such a big one

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