Upping the stakes

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz If you continue to throw enough money at something you usually get the desired results. About 25 years ago, the Victoria Racing Club came up with a vision...... Read More

Spotlight on: The LMM Network

Janne GuitarGirl Spotlight On… For the last six years, The LMM network has been sponsored by Shirley Howe, who has worked tirelessly since the 1980s. She’s written and produced her own original songs and, with the...... Read More

More pearls of wisdom from Auntie

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz It’s that time again, when Auntie Roger pulls out her pearls of wisdom and strings them delicately around the nape of our readers’ dilemmas. If you have a burning...... Read More

Tauranga October Rainfalls 1898-2018

Weather Eye with John Maunder The graph below shows the range of Tauranga's October rainfalls, from an extreme high of 357 mm in 1916 to a low of only 7 mm in 1984. The second wettest October was 1928, when 269 mm was recorded;...... Read More

How to eat an elephant (aka the power of 5 minutes)

Jane Le Guay Health Team Leader Sport Bay of Plenty At the moment you don’t have to look too hard to find a motivational snippet in the paper or online about the joys of spring and getting active and healthy. But how to...... Read More

The rise of the 'Festival' game

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz It was said that last Saturdays All Black romp against Japan in Yokohama was like a “Festival” game, with plenty of running rugby and tossing the ball...... Read More

Is it time for ‘free’ parking in the CBD?

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris Last week, a couple of colleagues and I visited Hamilton City Council to see how they manage their parking and transport network. They’ve gone against...... Read More

Life after methyl bromide

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP Our logging export is one of the biggest industries in New Zealand. In fact, high stacks of logs can be seen from the roadside when driving down Hewlett’s Road. Some 5.5 million tonnes...... Read More

Future of Parliament in good hands

Simon Bridges National Party Leader simonbridges.co.nz  Last week I announced Ben Sokimi, from Aquinas College, as the young leader who will represent the Tauranga electorate at Youth Parliament 2019.  Ben is a confident,...... Read More

Safer Communities

Jan Tinetti Labour MP It’s important to feel safe in our communities and have faith in our criminal justice system, and we know there is work to do in this area. The government is supporting safer communities by recruiting...... Read More

The origins of the Ali trip

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The adage that truth is stranger than fiction could well be applied to the Muhammad Ali visit to New Zealand in 1979. Muhammad Ali’s visit to New Zealand...... Read More

New rules announced for birthday upgrades

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Birthdays are a great idea and we recommend you consider having one regularly, at least once a year. This has been topical in our  household recently, as a family member...... Read More

Trying times

Todd Talks By Todd Muller It would be fair to say that the past few weeks have been a trying time for the New Zealand National Party. We have collectively been processing a highly complex and sensitive situation and the raw emotions...... Read More

Focusing on the ‘can,’ not the ‘cannot’

Mary Parker The Fast Track Life Coach “Worry often gives a small thing a great shadow.” Swedish proverb. In the past, the number of times I’ve worried and worked myself up over a situation are too many to count. The...... Read More

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