Are you taking a joint supplement? – Part 2

Abundant living with John Arts Abundant Health   When I formulate any supplement, I use research and best evidence to build a successful formula. An example of this is the ‘Aging Clin Exp Res, 2021’ peer-reviewed...... Read More

Choosing who should do your skin cancer check

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE with Dr Franz Strydom & the Skinspots team Doctors spend a long time at university, and we all expect that this training is sufficient to do a proper job. Medical students receive between two hours on two...... Read More

The blues, the big band and the boss

Winston Watusi Music Plus   Sometime musing is in order: this week’s arises from last weekend, which was musically unusual. For starters, music was a tad light on the ground here as no fewer than three Auckland band...... Read More

Boxers to “touch gloves” in Tauranga this weekend

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian “Touch gloves” will be the final call of instruction from the referee to the boxers entering combat at the Tauranga Boxing Club tournament this Saturday. The...... Read More

Tauranga Weather July 2022 ......1898-2022

Weather Eye with John Maunder Rainfalls for the month of July have been recorded in Tauranga since 1898, except for 1904, 1907, 1908, and 1909. The graph for the period 1898-2022 shows the range of rainfalls from an extreme high...... Read More

Twenty-five loser bands? It’s Loserpalooza

Winston Watusi Music Plus   It’s deja vu all over again this week – more upcoming local gigs... Once again I’m going to look two weekends ahead, to give everyone the chance to assemble their drakes and hens...... Read More

Enjoy early-flowering varieties

From the Garden with Margaret Wilson from Pacifica Garden Centre Spring is just around the corner and some early-flowering magnolias are already in bloom. If you have a small garden, many varieties are not for you – however,...... Read More

More health workers for the Western Bay

Tamati Coffey Labour List MP   Help is on the way with our Labour Government taking new steps to boost the health workforce and ease pressure on our local health system. Since we came into office in 2017, we’ve made...... Read More

Assisting young people into work

Todd Talks with Todd Muller National MP   A new policy that was released at the National Party Annual Conference is the plan to assist young people off the Jobseeker Benefit and into work. Aside from our own citizens...... Read More

Beating up the bullies

Daniel Hutchinson From The Hutch It’s back to school for everybody this week, so take your ear buds out and listen up! Bullying has been on everyone’s lips and is not something we should be gingerly stepping around...... Read More

Tropospheric temperatures from 1979 to 2022

Weather Eye with John Maunder The chart below shows that since 1979, when reliable satellite observations became available, there has been an overall warming trend in the average tropospheric temperatures, apart from, at times,...... Read More

Kiwi boxer’s potential world title shot

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian Four years after losing the WBO World Heavyweight title to Anthony Joshua, Joseph Parker is on the cusp of having another shot at the WBO crown. The Parker management...... Read More

The dark circles of Covid

Daniel Hutchinson From The Hutch  A knock at the door usually means someone is trying to sell something or save a soul. It’s hard to get mad at anyone who is just trying to save you from eternal damnation, and door-to-door...... Read More

A Busy August for Music

Winston Watusi Music Plus   Last week it was new recordings in the Bay – this week it's gigs. After a relatively quiet winter, people seem to be more relaxed about Covid and there is a veritable log-jam of shows...... Read More

A victory for Omokoroa intersection

Words from the Western Bay Mayor by Garry Webber   After 12 years of fighting for a critical upgrade of the State Highway 2/Ōmokoroa intersection, I am thrilled to say it’s finally happening. Council has secured $38...... Read More

Lily’s time in the House

Jan Tinetti Labour MP Youth Parliament was recently held in Wellington and I was extremely fortunate to have an outstanding young woman, Lily Pearce, from Tauranga Girls’ College as my Youth MP. For my column this week I’ve...... Read More

Maiden speech done, hard work begins!

Straight to the point With Sam Uffindel Tauranga City MP On Tuesday, August 2, I was sworn in and delivered my maiden speech in the House. What an honour and thank you Tauranga for sending me there! I also delivered on my by-election...... Read More

The history of the Commonwealth Games

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian The current XXII Commonwealth Games in Birmingham looks set to be amongst the most successful for the New Zealand team. The team is looking to surpass the 17 gold...... Read More

Sunspots and the Maunder Minimum

Weather Eye with 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...... Read More