Blogs

Looking to be a busy year

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP What an amazing summer we have had so far. The weather has seen many locals and holidaymakers at the beach, enjoying the sun and the sea. During the holidays I took the opportunity to spend...... Read More

A good start to 2019

Tamati Coffey Labour MP Firstly, a shout out to our crews from the national Waka Ama champs. You were amazing! Tauranga Moana has definitely started 2019 with a bang. I loved attending A Summer’s Day Disco and seeing The...... Read More

Our promise to the Bay of Plenty’s future generations

Kristin Dunne Tourism Bay of Plenty Tiaki. It means to care for people and place. As a destination management organisation, we like to think we do just that. We care about the beautiful part of the world we live in because we...... Read More

Celebrating 100 years of rugby in the BOP

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Te Puna Rugby Club were forced to play the waiting game last year, as they counted down to the club's centennial year in 2019. The club, who wear the dark blue...... Read More

Tauranga December Rainfalls 1898-2018

Weather Eye with John Maunder The graph below shows the range of Tauranga's December rainfalls, from an extreme high of 447 mm in 1962 to a low of only 4 mm in 1930. The second wettest December was 2018, when 278 mm was recorded The...... Read More

Pick of the bunch

Simon Bridges National Party Leader simonbridges.co.nz If you’re on holiday in the Bay, you’re probably questioning why you don’t live here year-round. The last few years has seen an increase in people from...... Read More

New Year Dishonours List 2019

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Welcome to the first week of  New Year 2019. Let’s celebrate the best along with the most cringe-worthy moments and forgettable celebrities of the year past. RR has...... Read More

Looking forward to new year changes

Angie Warren-Clark Labour MP Happy New Year! I Hope you’re enjoying the festive break and making the most of what our beautiful part of the country has to offer. Although I’ve been keeping busy seeing family, putting...... Read More

Help us make the Bay’s summer unforgettable!

Kristin Dunne Tourism Bay of Plenty It’s set to be the Bay’s biggest summer yet. With a packed schedule featuring international sporting events, some of the hottest musicians, cruise ships and festivals, who could argue? Because...... Read More

Tauranga November Rainfalls 1898-2018

Weather Eye with John Maunder The graph shows the range of November rainfalls from 1898 to 2018 in Tauranga, from an extreme high of 285 mm in 1916 to a low of only 12 mm in 2009. The second wettest November was 1967, when 240...... Read More

The RR Survival Guide for 2019

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz The year is drawing to a close and  many of you will be reflecting on 2018 and wondering what lies in store for 2019. Some of you will fondly recall your year, by looking...... Read More

Giving you the right tools to share our region’s story

Kristin Dunne Tourism Bay of Plenty Tourism in the Coastal Bay of Plenty is a rapidly growing, dynamic industry with many opportunities. And, while establishing a tourism business seems attractive, it can be daunting. From mastering...... Read More

I want you to stand for council

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris The Christmas break is an excellent opportunity to gather your thoughts and set goals for the year ahead. Have you considered standing for council? There’s...... Read More

Taking some downtime during the holidays

Simon Bridges National Party Leader simonbridges.co.nz I have to admit to eating too much Christmas food. It’s so hard to resist the tempting offerings at the Bridges’ gatherings. I’ve also washed a lot of dishes...... Read More

Reflecting on a big year in the Bay

Jan Tinetti Labour MP It’s been a very busy year for the Government and we have achieved a lot – the families package, increased Working for Families payments, extension to paid parental leave, the first Kiwibuild homes...... Read More

The RR Survival Guide for 2019

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz The year is drawing to a close and  many of you will be reflecting on 2018 and wondering what lies in store for 2019. Some of you will fondly recall your year, by looking...... Read More

A busy year

Angie Warren-Clark Labour MP 2018 has been a huge year for the Government. I’m honoured to be part of a team that stepped up and started to put things right for all New Zealanders. We’re delivering real gains for real...... Read More

Something to light up your baubles

Rogers Rabbits Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Merry Christmas, readers and welcome to Auntie Roger’s special festive season advice column. Today Auntie unwraps the good tidings and lights up our lives...... Read More