OECD data dire reading for NZ

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP The latest OECD report clearly shows New Zealand's low position on the rankings because we are importing more than we export, and our kids are not leaving school with the right kind of education for the... Read More

All eyes on Burling’s performance

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz The sailing world is awash with the talk of the spectacular performance of Tauranga's Peter Burling and the Kiwi team at Bermuda.The Emirates Team New Zealand helmsman Peter Burling has steered and... Read More

What’s your council doing this year?

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris We're investing a record $360m this year in our rapidly-growing city; much of it toward new hard infrastructure like roads, water, sewage and stormwater. Some items have... Read More

More than a million

Todd TalksBy Todd Muller This month the Port of Tauranga has set a record, processing more than one million shipping containers in one year – the first port in New Zealand to reach the milestone. By volume we now boast the largest port in... Read More

A haze of multiple sport action

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Last weekend was hard work being a sports fan with what seemed like nonstop action on Sky television. Relatively late nights and early morning viewing seeming like a haze of multiple... Read More

Live stronger for longer

Active Voicewith Jen RileySport BOP Project Leader Sport Bay of Plenty has recently started on an exciting new project that will look at creating access to approved community group strength and balance classes across the Western and Eastern Bay... Read More

Tauranga May Average Afternoon Temperatures 1913-2017

Weather Eyewith John Maunder The average afternoon temperature in Tauranga in May 2017 was a relatively cool 17.6 degrees Celsius. In contrast,  May 2016 was was equal with May 1916 as the warmest May on record, both recording 19.3 degrees. Temperatures... Read More

More than meets the eye

DriveLinewith Rob Price At 6”1 I'm not usually a small car kind of guy, so when I was asked to review the new Suzuki Ignis I thought they had muddled me up with somebody else. However, after spending a couple of days in the driver's... Read More

Therapy for Osteoarthritis (Part 2)

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz Nutritional therapy can be effective in helping osteoarthritis. For example I have been helping someone with osteoarthritis (OA) in one knee which affected her mobility. She also had hypertension and... Read More

A difference of opinion in the chamber

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris Last week I watched a yacht crash into a pier. As the vessel came in backwards at speed there was a commotion on deck with the skipper yelling to the person on the throttle “Forward!... Read More

A bourbon drinker’s guide to wine tasting

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Wine tasting rates right up there amongst my 190 most favourite things to do.The other 189 things involve boating, fishing, hunting and dogs. But if none of those pursuits are possible, then wine tasting... Read More

Out and about in our community

Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz It is always great getting out and about in our community. I am so privileged to meet and discuss our city with such a wide range of people. I was lucky to get to Pillans Point School recently for the... Read More

A horse stud on Motiti Island

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Heard the story about the thoroughbred horse stud on Motiti Island - Yeah Right. Going back over a century, there was indeed a thoroughbred horse stud on the Island that sits majestically... Read More

Tauranga May Rainfalls 1898-2017

Weather Eyewith John Maunder The May rainfall in Tauranga in 2017 was 154 mm.   Apart from the exceptional rainfall of 634 mm in May 2005, the graph shows a small decrease in overall May rainfalls when two recent adjacent 50-year periods are... Read More

Funding the future of sport

Active Voicewith Erin KouwenhovenSport BOP Team Administration Support Applications are now open for the KiwiSport Regional Partnership Fund, a government-funded initiative to promote sport for school-aged children. Sport Bay of Plenty coordinate... Read More

The new normal: The rise of utes

DriveLinewith Stuart Macadam My dad always gets excited when he talks about his first car. It was one of those yellow 1970's Volkswagen Beetles. Although it had its fair share of problems, he'd have you believe it was the greatest vehicle... Read More

Technology allows us to send your phone calls anywhere!

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Here at the Sun we've been enjoying beauuuutiful muffins, thanks to Jeff Gardner the new owner of Muffin Break in Bayfair.Jeff sent the Sun a couple of boxes of fresh-baked product. That went... Read More

Therapy for osteoarthritis (part 1)

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz Everyone is different and this is certainly true when using nutritional therapy for osteoarthritis. Sometimes these differences are obvious – helping someone in their 80s with advanced arthritis... Read More

Investing in the children

Todd TalksBy Todd Muller The National-led Government is currently undertaking the largest ever investment in school infrastructure by any New Zealand government in our country's history, and the Bay of Plenty is reaping the rewards. We are... Read More