Tauranga September 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... Read More

Weird week in the news biz

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Greetings Sunners We've had extraordinary feedback from last week's column – the piece on Winnie The Pooh and his friends, post-general election. The Sun has been overwhelmed* with... Read More

Time to pull up the drawbridge?

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris I recently asked a group ‘how many of us were born in Tauranga?' No one raised their hands. It's rare to find someone who has been here all their lives. It's... Read More

Remembering that politics is about people

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Last week was bittersweet for New Zealand First. We met in Wellington to begin planning for post-election government-forming negotiations, with a lot of positive anticipation, but then received sad news from... Read More

Thank you for more, Tauranga

Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz Thank you for giving me another three years of your support. It is not something I take for granted and I will continue to work hard to deliver for you and our community. The past few months have seen... Read More

Spotlight on Ian Clark

Spotlight on...with Janne GuitarGirl   Born in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, UK, Ian Clark picked up some basic piano skills as a youngster, having two elder sisters who played instruments in their childhood. But it wasn't until his teens that... Read More

Help for sore joints (Part 1)

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz The best part of what I do is to see improvements in those who have the courage to try something different. My client files are full of testimonies of those who have improved. As I wrote this, a client... Read More

The upgrade of the Bay Oval

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Cruising past the Bay Oval at Blake Park recently, brought home to this writer the realisation that top-level cricket under lights is just a matter of weeks away.  The grass bank... Read More

Opportunity awaits in the outdoors

Active Voicewith Sonia LyndsRecreation Team Leader It's no secret we love to be active in the Bay of Plenty's natural environments, and with daylight saving here, there's never been a better time to dust off the sneakers, hiking... Read More

Tauranga September Rainfalls 1898-2017

Weather Eyewith John Maunder Rainfalls for the month of September have been recorded in Tauranga since 1898, except for 1904, 1907, 1908, and 1909. The graph below shows the range of rainfalls from an extreme high of 274 mm in 1973 to a low of... Read More

Piglet, Eeyore and Winnie

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Piglet and Eeyore were strolling through the Hundred Acre Wood, reflecting on the busy week they'd had. It was a comfortable way to meander and chat, sort of propping each other up, since one... Read More

Our very own growing and expanding airport

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris Next month will see the beginning of a $12.7m project to more than double the size of the Tauranga Airport terminal. This will be welcome news for travellers at peak times who... Read More

Do I need a nutritional supplement? (Part 3)

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz My multi vitamin/mineral/antioxidant formula has more than 60 ingredients and more than 10 of these are antioxidants to protect cell structures from free radical damage. Researchers have linked accumulated... Read More

Advice from John

Todd TalksBy Todd Muller John Key gave me three pieces advice when I became an MP three years ago. One, never forget your family – they were there before politics, they will be there after politics. He told me to make sure I ring them every... Read More

Negotiating our economic, social, and environmental future

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP The most important thing for all New Zealanders to know right now after the election results is that New Zealand First will be working to help form a government in the interests of all New Zealanders. We have... Read More

Leading the future of active transport

Active Voicewith Paul RoozendaalCommunity Cycling Coordinator A leader is a person that organises a group or sets a process in motion, but a Ride Leader's role extends far beyond simply bringing people together and starting a ride. The Ride... Read More

Morning voting and afternoon rugby

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz From voting early in the election on Saturday morning to rugby action at the Tauranga Domain on Sunday afternoon - there was plenty to keep Sideline Sid's attention throughout the weekend.  With... Read More

The Southern Oscillation Index

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... Read More

Talking about Easter trading (or not)

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris   Last year the law governing whether shops can open on Easter Sunday changed. Now individual councils can decide on behalf of their communities whether trading is allowed. From... Read More