Sportsmanship on display

Active Voice with Buddy Meyer WBOP Primary School Sport Director “Sportmanship is behaviour and attitudes that show respect for the rules of a game and for the other players” Collins English Dictionary. As term two...... Read More

More sports from across the ditch

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian It was only a matter of time before the Sunshine Coast joined the other major Queensland major cities in hosting a national sporting competition franchise. The...... Read More

Government’s Family Package to improve life

Angie Warren-Clark Labour MP You’ll have seen in the recent Budget that New Zealand is doing well. Everyone deserves credit for that, especially the millions of hard-working Kiwis who get up each morning determined to help...... Read More

The right kind of immigration

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP Next to housing, immigration is one of the biggest issues New Zealand faces these days. Immigration is important for our community, for our economy and for our country’s growth. When...... Read More

Spelling out bad news for the hard working public

Todd Muller National MP   Businesses are worried about Labour’s plans to wind back the clock on industrial relations and pit employers against employees, and quite rightly so. These planned reforms will mean fewer...... Read More

Benefits of a good multi-supplement part 1

John Arts Abundant Living A good multi-style supplement is one of the best health investments you can make. A well formulated multi will ensure your body will have all the nutrients needed to stay healthy. I...... Read More

When the song is so wrong

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits Inappropriate tunes in the worst possible places It’s been another oddball week in the news. Just the way we like it. Medical and misadventures seemed to be top of the...... Read More

Nimbys and Bananas

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris As a councillor, you get to meet the most wonderful, community-minded people. From the locals who pick up rubbish along Pilot Bay every morning to the gentleman...... Read More

Declining number of young people in sport

Active Voice with Gareth Yates Sport BOP School Sport Team Leader How we can get more young people more active is a big focus for Sport Bay of Plenty. This focus has become all the more important with recent reports showing a...... Read More

The pain of the 2018 NRL season

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian Writing this on the balcony of their holiday apartment - which overlooks the top end of Bribie Island in Caloundra - continues the cinderella weather for Sideline...... Read More

Tauranga June Rainfalls 1898-2018

Weather Eye with John Maunder The methodology use in adjusting the older sites to the current observing site is published in the ‘NZ Meteorological Service Miscellaneous Publication’ No 180 in 1984. It is considered...... Read More

Wizardry at its best

Pam Hison Green Prescription Advisor Sport Bay of Plenty With temperatures plummeting it is tempting to position yourself firmly on the couch. We, the Green Prescription team are here to tell you keeping your activity level...... Read More

Sideline Sid from the other side of the ditch

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian This edition of Sideline Sid's weekly sports blog, finds Sid and Mrs Sid in the far north of Australia on thier bi-annual winter migration to Queensland, to...... Read More

Weather and Philately

Weather Eye with John Maunder On July 1, 2016 (Canada Day) Canada Post unveiled five new stamps designed to showcase one of Canadians’ most popular topics: the weather. The five stamps, issued to coincide with the 175th anniversary...... Read More

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