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

Prime Minister's cat assassinated

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits   Conspiracy theories start here It's been a wild start for the new government, with political shenanigans, drama in the house and potentially an assassination, with the Prime Minister's... Read More

Keeping an eye out

Todd TalksBy Todd Muller Last week the National Party announced our strong opposition team who will be keeping a watchful eye on the new government and, as and when required, holding them to account. I am thrilled to have been appointed National... Read More

On a journey of change

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP NZ First has received an overwhelming amount of support following the announcement of the new government, with New Zealand First and Labour in coalition and the Green Party giving support by way of a supply... Read More

Paid parking - a necessary evil?

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris It's 1963, and Keith Holyoake is Prime Minister. Tauranga town has a population of 22,000 and parking meters have been installed in the CBD. A young man puts a penny in... Read More

Spotlight on Steve Laffan

Spotlight on...with Janne GuitarGirl Born in Wellington, Steve Laffan had guitar lessons at the age of seven from 18-year-old blind tutor Miles Butcher after being inspired by Hank Marvin's 'Sasha' and Jeff Beck's 'Hi Ho Silver Lining'. He also... Read More

Pondering Melbourne Cup pickings

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian The Melbourne Cup has been done and dusted for another year, with a few punters throughout Australia and New Zealand celebrating their luck in picking the right horse in the big go,... Read More

There is no i in 'team'

Active Voicewith Jen RileyCommunity Strength & Balance Leader and with Laura WeaserSport BOP Communication Advisor Back in June, an email went around work asking who would be interested in doing the Tough Mudder, an 18 kilometre mud and obstacle... Read More

Spotlight on Paul Foote

Spotlight on...with Janne GuitarGirl Music and art are strong influences in the Foote family. Paul, who grew up in Westport, remembers his mother singing on the local radio station on a Sunday night. He had classical piano lessons for ten years... Read More

Tauranga October Rainfalls 1898-2017

Weather Eyewith 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; and the second driest... Read More

Some of the common causes of pain (part 2)

John ArtsAbundant Living People contact me for advice on a wide range of health issues, and the two most common causes of pain I deal with are joint pain from osteoarthritis and muscle problems, as side effects of commonly prescribed... Read More