Fake North and other wacky science news

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz The big news this week:  The North Pole is moving. Scientists have released an updated position  for True North. And this is where it gets confusing. Because True...... Read More

Walking on thin ice

Sharnae Hope Sharnae’s Stance If you put ice into a warm drink, it is guaranteed to melt. This is a small scale model of  what our planet is currently doing, and it is closer to home than we may think. Global warming...... Read More

Tauranga January Average Afternoon Temperatures 1914-2019

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 above shows details of the average...... Read More

Every man’s nightmare

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz There comes a crisis time in every man’s life that he dreads more than a prostate exam, the mother-in-law’s 90th birthday party or farewelling  a faithful pooch. For...... Read More

Groundhog Day February 2, 2019 .... Those Climate Predictions

Weather Eye with John Maunder Groundhog Day, February 2, is a popular tradition in the United States. It is also a legend that traverses many centuries, its origins clouded in the mists of time with ethnic cultures and animals awakening...... Read More

Talkin’ ’bout my generation

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Starting a column with the phrases “in my day” or “when I was a kid” immediately poses the risk of pigeon-holing the writer as an outdated old fuddy...... Read More

Feelings of rejection

Mary Parker One Minute Wonders “Don’t be afraid of being rejected by others. Most of the time it has nothing to do with you.” Laura Houssain. If you feel you are missing out on something, or you think you...... Read More

Tauranga Annual Rainfalls 1898-2018

Weather Eye with John Maunder Monthly rainfalls for Tauranga have been recorded at several recording sites during the last 121 years. From January 1898 to December 1904, the observation site was described as the Tauranga Harbour,...... Read More

If life brings you lemons, suck on this

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Auntie Roger is back from her summer break, refreshed, vivacious and full of life changing advice for readers. When life brings you lemons, Auntie is on hand with the gin. Sit...... Read More

Help us share the Bay of Plenty with the world

Kristin Dunne Tourism Bay of Plenty Does the Bay of Plenty summer have you feeling inspired? With thousands enjoying sun-kissed days at the beach and world-class events and attractions, and a record number of cruise ships creating...... Read More