KiwiBuild on life support

Simon Bridges National Party Leader Labour first announced KiwiBuild six years ago, when it was in opposition. It was to solve New Zealand’s housing woes. Since becoming the government, they have consistently...... Read More

Chondroitin: A forgotten hero, part two

Abundant living with John Arts Abundant Health In the last edition we looked at a major research study that confirmed the benefits of a high dose of chondroitin sulphate (CS) for joints affected by osteoarthritis. After looking...... Read More

The Match - Tiger v Phil

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian Last Saturday’s continuous wet weather saw Sideline Sid ditch any plans to go outdoors and instead hit the on button on the television. First up was the televised...... Read More

Sunspots and the Sun

Weather Eye with John Maunder A sunspot is a relatively dark, sharply defined region on the solar disc - marked by an umbra (dark area) which is 2000 degrees Celsius cooler than the effective photosphere temperature. The average...... Read More

Auntie is here to help

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits Due to the popularity of the last Auntie Roger, we’ve got some more pearlers for our readers this week. If you have a burning question that can only be extinguished by the...... Read More

Feeling the effects of water restrictions

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris Last summer was the first time Tauranga saw water restrictions in 17 years. While common in other districts, they were unheard of here during this century....... Read More

Rangiuru Business Park is the way forward

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP The pace of residential and commercial development in Tauranga is outstripping both Auckland and Christchurch, with ongoing demand that needs to be met. A vast farmland not so many years ago,...... Read More

Toll on our roads too high

Todd Talks with Todd Muller National MP In 2017, 380 people died on New Zealand’s roads and a further 14,000 were injured in crashes. Those figures are appalling when you read them as a statistic, but even worse...... Read More

Chondroitin: a forgotten hero for osteoarthritis

John Arts Abundant Living If you use a joint supplement for osteoarthritis, then stop reading, get the bottle and check the amount of chondroitin sulphate (CS) in the daily dose. Most older-style formulas...... Read More

Listening as praise

Mary Parker One Minute Wonders The Fast Track Coach “The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.” Benjamin Disraeli. I came across a comment that was written...... Read More

The different sides of cricket

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian Sideline Sid got to watch two very different ends of the cricket spectrum last weekend. On Friday, I caught the first session of the four-day match between...... Read More

Spotlight on Denise Hyde

Janne GuitarGirl Spotlight On… Although born in Waiouru, and having grown up with an army family, Denise did her schooling in Taupo. She had a very encouraging music teacher at her intermediate school, and it wasn’t...... Read More

Benefit from passing on the blessings

Mary Parker Coaching the Attitude Coaching the Attitude “If I choose to bless another person, I will always end up feeling more blessed.” Marianne Williamson. I have found the meaning behind this quote to be a wonderful...... Read More

Things are booming in the Bay

Jan Tinetti Labour MP There is no doubt that things are booming in our city. It is great to see such progress. Roads are being built and improved and the CBD is undergoing a major change, with new buildings and renovation of the...... Read More

A blooming success in our gardens

Simon Bridges National MP Our family has recently moved, and we’re enjoying getting out in our new garden. Our region is so well known for its creative and diverse gardens, and it is being celebrated...... Read More

The TNL as we know it is cancelled

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris Is that the sound of bulldozers I hear on the horizon? No, it’s the sound of bull dust! Construction of the four-lane Tauranga Northern Link was due...... Read More

These days of weird world wonders

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits These days, many things are not what they seem and things have changed. What once would have been considered very odd, is now commonplace. Even compared to 18 years ago, when...... Read More

Tropospheric Temperatures 1979 to October 2018

Weather Eye with 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