The changing landscape of sport clubrooms

Active Voicewith Zane JensenSport BOP Regional Facilities Advisor Back in the good old days every sports club had their own clubroom at their home field, court, pitch or turf. The game would finish and players, families and supporters would retire...... Read More

Tropospheric Temperatures 1979 to March 2018

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

Fixing Tauranga's transport

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris What do trains, trams, bikes, and buses have in common? Together they won’t fix Tauranga’s traffic congestion without continued investment in roads. “Heresy!”...... Read More

Local lives turned upside down

Todd MullerNational MP   Like many in our community I have been keeping a close eye on the daily developments relating to Bella Vista. I have had a number of those impacted by the issue contact me, and I really sympathise with the situation...... Read More

Live and Free to Air Sports

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP I am proud to be a Kiwi, especially when I look at how well we do on an international sporting stage such as the Commonwealth Games. When we are up against massive countries with tens of millions of people and...... Read More

We will remember them

Angie Warren-ClarkLabour MP Recently our Labour-NZ First government released the draft Government Position Statement (GPS) on Land Transport. To help best inform Local Government Leaders on how the GPS will benefit and work in our region, I organised...... Read More

Our driving has gone to the dogs

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits This week we’re careening back into the past with this great piece from 2008.  How things have changed on our roads in 10 years!   We see some pretty strange things on the roads around...... Read More

The power of tumeric’s active ingredient - Curcumin

John ArtsAbundant Living Last edition we looked at research into the healing power of turmeric. The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, the yellow pigment in turmeric. I find it fascinating that nature’s most potent...... Read More

Big skies, far horizons and swampy springs

Bridget NichollsAcacia Safari Tours Far be it for me to paraphrase Aristotle, but I believe he was right when he said: “In all things of nature, there is something of the marvellous”. Each day here I marvel at the natural wonders this...... Read More

International cricket newbies

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian There is likely to be some puzzled looks in the future when local cricket fans gaze at the Bay Oval honours board, with the name of  Usman Ghani (Afghanistan) credited with 107...... Read More

Let them play!

Active Voicewith Anna Rees-JonesEarly Childhood Advisor Never underestimate the time your child spends playing – it is helping them become amazing, active, creative and engaged adults of the future! Did you know that a lot of your child’s...... Read More

Tauranga March Average Afternoon Temperatures 1913-2018

Weather Eyewith John Maunder Temperatures have been recorded in the Tauranga area at several sites during 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

The big spends you probably haven’t heard of

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris Remember the old saying ‘look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves?’ It’s sound financial advice but when it comes to local politics the...... Read More

Fuel tax increase a blow

Simon BridgesNational Party Leader Over the past couple of weeks there has been a lot of discussion and outrage about the new petrol taxes the government is introducing. A nationwide fuel tax increase of between nine and 12 cents...... Read More

Protecting our future

Jan TinettiLabour MP Here in the Bay we are feeling the full effects of climate change. Being on the coast we are very vulnerable to environmental changes. We have experienced an increasing number of very destructive storms, with homes and businesses...... Read More

Big changes for the racing industry

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP One of my favourite family pastimes is going to the races. I enjoy the thrill of the races, the bustling crowds at the tracks, the comradery and the friendly, family atmosphere the day holds. People who attend...... Read More

Nyika wins gold at Commonwealth Games

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian Kiwi heavyweight boxer David Nyika is entitled to be ranked as one of the best amateur boxers ever produced in our country, since the coming of order in the New Zealand pugilistic ranks...... Read More

Commonwealth Games community impact

Active Voicewith Melanie ShortCommunication & Operations Manager I’m reading a great book at the moment called How to Stop Time by Matt Haig, but to be honest, I haven’t read it for about 10 days as I have found the secret to stopping...... Read More