Diverse views and communities

Todd Talks By Todd Muller It has been a busy week balancing my responsibility as a local MP with my role as Opposition Spokesperson for climate change. The week started with an inspirational and challenging visit to the Papamoa...... Read More

Big changes on the buses

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris This December will see the start of Tauranga’s new and much-improved bus network. Our colleagues at Bay of Plenty Regional Council (they run...... Read More

The Southern Oscillation Index

Weather Eye with John Maunder The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) is a standardized index based on the observed sea level pressure differences between Tahiti and Darwin, Australia. The SOI is a leading measure of the large-scale...... Read More

Black Caps to take on All Blacks

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The Black Caps taking on the All Blacks in game of Twenty 20 cricket early next year, will produce a mouth-watering opportunity to see a galaxy of former stars of...... Read More

What’s in a word?

Active Voice with Heidi Lichtwark Sport BOP CEO Last week we were fortunate to have Sport New Zealand visit the Bay of Plenty to kick-start a series of five national workshops about the future of sport. The workshop was attended...... Read More

Dogs on beaches

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris I love this time of year on the beach. As a kid, it wasn’t uncommon to look as far as the eye can see in either direction and not see another...... Read More

It’s all about blue dots

Simon Bridges National Party Leader simonbridges.co.nz For the past nine years, I have had the pleasure of taking part in the Women’s Lifestyle Expo. This year, I will be there again.  One of the things I find most...... Read More

Loss needs to be acknowledged

Jan Tinetti Labour MP Often, one of the happiest moments in a person’s life is when they find out they are going to be a parent. One of the saddest is when the pregnancy ends with a miscarriage. One in four pregnancies end...... Read More

What’s the fuss about turmeric?

John Arts Abundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz It is difficult to think of any chronic disease that is not either caused or worsened by inflammation.  Today, we are going to look more closely at the inflammatory process and...... Read More

Right steps towards home ownership for Kiwis

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP Last week, legislation banning foreign ownership of homes passed its third and final reading in Parliament. I am proud to say that New Zealand First has given its full support for the Bill to...... Read More

Climate change meeting a huge success

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz I’m pleased to report huge success with our latest climate change meeting recently. The meeting was required because  my colleagues and I discovered, after extensive...... Read More

The rise of Sea King

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz As a keen horse racing fan and wannabe punter, Sideline Sid has picked up on an outstanding feat that seems to have flown below the radar of the New Zealand racing...... Read More

Tropospheric Temperatures 1989- July 2018

Weather Eye with 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

Curbing our glass recycling

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP The decision at the beginning of the year by local kerb recycling collectors to stop the pickup of glass from our commingled recycling bins has forced us to think hard about what we do with...... Read More

Resolving parenting disputes

Angie Warren-Clark Labour MP Since becoming an MP, one of the biggest issues bringing correspondence through my office has been to do with the Family Court due to changes made by the previous government. The 2014 changes were meant...... Read More

SH2 and Tauranga Northern Link

Todd Talks By Todd Muller We are almost a year into this Labour/New Zealand First government’s term, and our community is still waiting for any information or update about improvements to SH2 and the Tauranga Northern Link....... Read More

Free speech part two

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris Next month, in association with Tauranga City Libraries, former Prime Minister Helen Clark will be speaking about her career at an event celebrating 125 years...... Read More

Here’s to your good health

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz I hope you have some   Something seems to be sneezing its way through the Bay and people are hiding away in their homes to heal. Rogers has crawled into his warren to get...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Does SH2, between Tauranga and Katikati, need upgrading or do you believe the crashes are a result of driver error?

Yes the road needs upgrading
Not the road is fine, drivers need to pay attention to what they are doing
Both, the road needs upgrading and drivers to pay attention to their driving