Dressing up and dressing downs

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz The parade of silly hats:  We’ve noticed an increasing trend amongst politicians to dress up for the camera, for the purposes of dramatic effect. No longer is it enough...... Read More

Spotlight on Stew Martin

Janne GuitarGirl Spotlight On… Stew Martin learned to play guitar from the age of 10. Growing up in South Waikato, he became a member of the local Country and Western Club and played at many venues as a singer/guitarist. He...... Read More

WMO Day March 23 2019

Weather Eye with John Maunder The World Meteorological Organisation WMO), is the successor of the International Meteorological Organisation (IMO) which was created in 1873. Its fundamental mission is to support the countries of...... Read More

New Olympic sports we’d like to see

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz It’s odd that skateboarding has become an Olympic event. This week we learned of a young girl who is a hopeful for the British skateboard team to Beijing. While I have...... 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

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

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

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