Camels and asses kept at bay

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits You know it's getting close to Christmas when one of the Three Kings pulls up outside the office, climbs out of his Nissan and sets about adjusting the tea towel on his head. Either there's... Read More

Museum costs causing concern

Simon BridgesNational MP Over the last couple of weeks my office has been fielding many calls from people about the Tauranga Museum. Many of our callers are upset at how much the project is likely to cost, which has been wildly... Read More

Take some time out this Christmas

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP I can honestly say 2017 has been a very busy and at times very challenging year. The election saw the forming of our new government and the chance to show New Zealand how we can work together to bring about... Read More

Homelessness and begging in the CBD

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris I vividly recall the first time I saw a beggar. I was eight-years-old and on a family trip to Sydney. I saw a man sitting in a doorway asking for money. I was shocked because... Read More

Boxing fans rejoice

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian Last Sunday's free viewing of the matchup between two double Olympic Gold medallists is one of the entrees that Sky occasionally serve up, to wet the appetite of boxing fans in... Read More

Making gutsy girls

Active Voicewith Debbie GareaFundamental Movement Skills Advisor I love Facebook. As a parent, it's my way of finding out where my four-year-old Daisy and I can go to be outdoors each week. We came across ‘Outdoor Explorers'... Read More

Tauranga November Average Afternoon Temperatures 1913-2017

Weather Eyewith John Maunder During November 2013, Tauranga had its warmest November ( average afternoon temperature of 22.3 degrees Celsius), since records began in 1913. Since then the November temperatures have been 20.5 degrees Celsius in 2014,... Read More

Advice to Santa: avoid the Jacinderference

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits We don't want much from Santa this year. Not in the material sense. Here's some advice for the big guy, and we're getting in first before our new PM tries telling him how to run the show. Because... Read More

A Tauranga Museum?

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris Readers would have been as surprised as some councillors were by last week's headlines about a $100m museum and library in the city centre. How could we possibly afford... Read More

Engaging with the community

Todd TalksBy Todd Muller One of the great highlights of my job is having the opportunity to witness, engage with and support a vast array of community events. We have always been the kind of family that got involved locally, and as the parents... Read More

Tapping into healing processes (part 3)

John ArtsAbundant Living Sometimes in life you feel like you are trapped in a vicious cycle. You have a problem that becomes a new problem, which then worsens the original problem. In the winter a man in his 70s called me with... Read More

Climb every mountain…

Active Voicewith Belinda MullerSport BOP GRx Advisor (WBOP) Tauranga City Council staff say approximately one million people walk up and around Mauao each year, making it the largest natural fitness and leisure centre in the Bay of Plenty (BOP... Read More

The changing face of the Bay Oval

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian Even the most ardent Bay of Plenty cricket fans would have struggled to imagine the Bay Oval of today, when the first sod was turned on the first day of March in 2005. The catalyst... Read More

Tauranga November Rainfalls 1898-2017

Weather Eyewith John Maunder The graph shows the range of November rainfalls from 1898 to 2017 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

Sun, sea, sand and... Christmas?

Guest Rabbitsby Dan Sheridan With Rogers sidelined for further repairs, you'll find the occasional guest rabbiting on page two over the next few editions. This week, Dan Sheridan welcomes a change of pace ahead of the festive onslaught.   Okay,... Read More

Ancient Romans and 21st Century Tauranga

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris Whenever you recycle a glass bottle you are participating in a human tradition that has been around for at least 2000 years. Roman citizens were recorded recycling glass just... Read More

Day at the races

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Christmas is just around the corner, and with that comes the summer holidays. Families will gather together, make plans and head out for the fun and festivities of the season. One of the major events that attract... Read More

Dads hold the key to empowering their sons.

Simon BridgesNational MP Wouldn't it be great to live in an environment where there is no family violence? That has been the focus of two of the community events I have attended this week, one with White Ribbon and the... Read More

Cricket takes center stage

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian Cricket took center stage at the Tauranga Domain last Saturday, as Otumoetai Cadets celebrated its 40th Jubilee with an old boys day and a celebratory dinner in the evening.  The... Read More