Dads hold the key to empowering their sons.

Simon BridgesNational MP Wouldn't it be great to live in an environment where there is no family violence? That has been the focus of two of the community events I have attended this week, one with White Ribbon and the... Read More

Cricket takes center stage

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian Cricket took center stage at the Tauranga Domain last Saturday, as Otumoetai Cadets celebrated its 40th Jubilee with an old boys day and a celebratory dinner in the evening.  The... Read More

Awards night more than the glitz and glamour

Active Voicewith Laura WeaserSport BOP Communication Advisor Not counting my high school graduation, I've only ever been to one awards ceremony – and it can only be described as a three-ring circus. Media, VIPs, supporters, finalists,... Read More

Global Tropospheric Temperatures 1979 - October 2017

Weather Eyewith John Maunder The chart below shows that since 1979, when reliable satellite observations became available, there has been little overall trend in the average tropospheric temperatures, apart from  milder/warmer temperatures... Read More

Bottom feeders, top entertainers

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits Prospects for keen local anglers have been boosted with trout releases to help fire up the fishing for the summer and seasons ahead. Fish & Game officers have restocked Lake McLaren and the Ruahihi... Read More

Can politicians keep their promises?

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris That's the question Patrick Gower asked Bill English and Jacinda Ardern at a pre-election debate a few months ago. You can judge their answers, but what if the same question... Read More

Going global for climate change

Todd TalksBy Todd Muller This week I have returned from Bonn in Germany, where I attended the COP23 Climate Change conference as part of the New Zealand delegation. This was the first time I had attended anything quite like this, and I was struck... Read More

Building the economy from the bottom up

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP No tree starts its growth from fruit to stem. You plant a seed, nurture it and it grows into a strong tree.  You then use the seeds to plant more trees, and the next thing you know, you have an orchard... Read More

Spotlight on Aroha Thompson

Spotlight on...with Janne GuitarGirl Originally from Hawke's Bay, and one of 14 siblings, Aroha remembers singing to her mother as a child. She sang gospel songs at church and, although her father was an entertainer, she remembers hiding... Read More

Tapping into healing processes (part 2)

John ArtsAbundant Living Some who contact me have straightforward problems. I was speaking with someone recently who has moderate osteoarthritis (OA) in her knees. We put her on a programme that included dietary recommendations,... Read More

The beach is the place to be next week

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian An international sport, in which New Zealand are the current world champions, is to showcase international competition at Mount Maunganui next week. The International Surf Rescue Challenge,... Read More

Active whanau = Happy summer!

Active Voicewith Lena KairauSport BOP Active Families Advisor The summer holidays are a cool time of year that most whanau/families look forward to with excitement. It's a great time to relax, unwind, recuperate and switch off. However,... Read More

La Nina and El Nino

Weather Eyewith John Maunder The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) is a standardized index based on the observed sea level pressure differences between Tahiti and Darwin, Australia. The SOI is a leading measure of the large-scale fluctuations in... Read More

Three Strikes and you're...home free!

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits In just a few short weeks our new government and Prime Minister have made magnificent progress. Not only does our new PM Jacinda Ardern know the best way to manage our country, she's instructing... Read More

Getting some welcome news for motorists

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris This week we budgeted $192m for transport upgrades in our draft 10-year plan. The most significant item is $51.4m towards four-lanes on 15th Avenue and Turret Road in four-to-10... Read More

It's all about the regions

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP For nine years we have had little or no investment into some of our regions, which is why New Zealand First has negotiated a Regional Economic Development Fund. Our regions have been marginalised and forgotten... Read More

Tapping into healing processes (part 1)

John ArtsAbundant Living The next generation of medicines will include those that target the body's healing processes to treat disease. The miracle will not be new drugs. The real miracle are our healing processes that,... Read More

The rise of Corporate Boxing

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian Last Sunday was 17 years to the day, since David Tua challenged Lennox Lewis in Las Vegas, for the World Heavyweight championship. No New Zealand boxer has made more of an impression... Read More

Tauranga October Average Afternoon Temperatures 1913-2017

Weather Eyewith John Maunder Temperatures have been recorded in the Tauranga area at several sites in the last 100 years, including the current Tauranga Airport site from June 1990. The graph shows details of the average daily maximum temperatures... Read More