Blogs

Pay rises for a select few

Inside City Council A personal view, by Councillor Andrew Hollis Just when the council is supposed to be coming together on behalf of ratepayers to make positive change ....one of our first orders of business was to gift a massive...... Read More

Taking a stand

Angie Warren-Clark Labour MP This week has seen the second reading of the Government’s Zero Climate Bill. I am a member of the Environment Select Committee, which has received 10,000-plus submissions. More than 800 of those...... Read More

Rise in cost of living

Todd Talks with Todd Muller National MP As the heat rose last week so did the national statistics for hardship grants for electricity and gas. There was no warmth for some last winter as payments rose by 46 per cent and...... Read More

A Council kerbside rubbish service

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris Should Council provide a kerbside rubbish, recycling and food waste service or continue leaving it up to current contractors? It’s a significant question...... Read More

D-day for Melbourne Cup

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz As a youngster Sideline Sid couldn't wait for Christmas, sending his parents crazy in the buildup to the big day. Today, it is the first Tuesday in November...... Read More

The British are coming!

Winston Watusi Music Plus That’s what Paul Revere is reputed to have shouted on his famous 1775 midnight ride to warn sleeping Massachusetts colonists of the advancing British army. It didn’t happen. Well, the ride...... Read More

What to do when the rugby’s gone

Daniel Hutchinson From The Hutch I wasn’t going to mention the rugby but I figure, it’s been almost a week now, we should be well through the stages of grief by now. My grieving started about two minutes before full...... Read More

Spotlight on... Max Headroom

Janne GuitarGirl Spotlight On… 80's cover band Max Headroom take their name from the character played by Matt Frewer. Put together by Tim Julian of the Colour Field Recording Studio, the band has been around for a number...... Read More

Bayfair underpass update from NZTA meeting

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP An issue that has raised major concern for many Tauranga residents is the removal of the Bayfair underpass. I am a Mount resident and live just down the road from Bayfair. I was shocked, along...... Read More

Rangiuru Business Park is key for a growing Tauranga

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP The Tauriko commercial block was previously the solution to the rapid growth of Tauranga, but it has now nearly reached full capacity. The development of the Rangiuru Industrial Park is the...... Read More

Council’s ‘interesting’ first week

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris Calls for a new councillor to resign, vandalism, and council staff on strike for higher pay; the new council’s first week had it all. Newly elected...... Read More

Committed to better cancer care

Jan Tinetti Labour MP Every day in New Zealand around 66 people are diagnosed with cancer, a lot of us are affected by this disease. Locally we have great support services including the Breast Cancer Support Services. Helen and...... Read More

Melbourne Cup a week away

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz With the Melbourne Cup just a week away, Sideline Sid thought he would have a little one question quiz to get local punters in a horse racing frame of mind - How...... Read More

Tropospheric Temperatures 1979 to September 2019

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

Record Roundabout returns

Winston Watusi Music Plus  Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. Yep, we're starting this week with an eminently true bit of French. For those less familiar with Gallic language it translates as: “the...... Read More

Anthony's 'Superpower smile'

Janne GuitarGirl Spotlight On… Following on from his recent music video 'Arresting A Dream', local artist Anthony Coulter continues to write more songs. The 'piano man' has lived in Tauranga since 2000, and...... Read More

Let’s talk about mana and money

Daniel Hutchinson From The Hutch Ah, what a peaceful country  we live in. Everyone co-exists in harmony in our glorious democracy. We are free to say whatever we want, whenever we want. We honour our promises  and tolerate...... Read More

Our long-term challenges

Angie Warren-Clark Labour MP Flowers are blooming and after dinner beach walks are starting. I can almost taste the upcoming summer sunshine. While I’m working hard around the Bay and will be continuing my Parliament duties...... Read More