Addressing the heffalump in the room

Jim BunnyRogers Rabbits This week, Jim Bunny ventures out of the warren to share his thoughts  on an issue that keeps on growing.   It must be coming. Surely. I sense, because of all the fomenting over Rogers... Read More

Upcoming osteoarthritis seminar on March 1

John ArtsAbundant Living I know what osteoarthritis feels like. Both my thumb joints (CMC joint) have significant deterioration due to hyper-extended thumb ligaments. Loose ligaments meant that when I was young, I could move... Read More

Spotlight on Les Robinson

Spotlight on...with Janne GuitarGirl Now living in Tauranga, Les Robinson has his own company. DHL Groove Ltd supplies musical and entertainment services and equipment, as well as qualified legal and business management advice for musicians that... Read More

Tauranga January Rainfalls 1898-2018

Weather Eyewith John Maunder The graph shows the range of Tauranga's January rainfalls from 1898-2015, varied from an extreme high of 532 mm in 1907 to a low of only 1 mm in 1928. The second wettest January was 2011, when 347 mm was recorded;... Read More

The greatest mystery of all time

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits Finally, someone is taking the greatest mystery of the century seriously.No, it's not a fix for the hole in the ozone layer. Nor the tracking of the Loch Ness monster. Even more perplexing than... Read More

Nature Overload

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits Welcome back to normality, Sunners, at least for those returned to school, work or whatever else  fills your day. For those still on holiday or just about to leave, good on you! You worked hard... Read More

Sunspots and the Maunder Minimum

Weather Eyewith John Maunder The ‘Maunder Minimum' is the name given to the period from 1645 to 1715 when the number of sunspots – ‘storms' on the sun – became almost zero. The period is named after the solar... Read More

The damaging effects of pop music on formative minds

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits We've been concerned for quite some time about the health ailments affecting some of my age group. Particularly the lunatic fringe who read this column.Many of you are losing your minds and... Read More

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