Why we recognise sporting excellence in the Bay

Active Voicewith Megan CleverleySport BOP Sport Manager It is that time of the year again where, as a region, we recognise our most outstanding and successful athletes, teams, coaches, officials and volunteers. The 2017 Bay of Plenty Sports Awards,... Read More

Steamers making steady progress

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Steady progress is Sideline Sid's verdict on the Bay of Plenty Steamers under the guidance coach Clayton McMillan over the last three representative seasons.  Consistency of results... Read More

Tropospheric Temperatures 1992 to September 2017

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

Spotlight on John Baxter

Spotlight on...with Janne GuitarGirl As a small child, John Baxter remembers a jukebox in the cafe where his mother worked, and his father listened to Johnny Cash and 50s rock 'n roll music. Although born in Yorkshire, England, John moved to New... Read More

Helpful advice for sore joints (Part 2)

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz I spoke to a client today who had been affected by osteoarthritis in his hips and shoulders. We created a personalised joint health programme that included supplements that can help promote healing in... Read More

Under-funded Super Fund

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP The New Zealand Super Fund is punching well above its weight again, generating a 20.7 per cent return for the year to June 30, 2017, and adding another $5 billion to the total. This should be celebrated. What... Read More

Talking Tauranga's transport future

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris As you would have noticed, the city's roads are under pressure during peak times. With an additional 50,000 homes to be built in Tauranga over the next 30 years it's... Read More

Married at NZ First Sight

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz The groom looked as handsome as ever in his trademark pinstripe suit. Distinguished, some might say, but still classy after decades of relationship turmoil, speed dating, a stint as ‘The Political... Read More

Ranfurly Shield returns to the heartland of New Zealand

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz It was fantastic to see the Ranfurly Shield return to where it truly belongs in the heartland of New Zealand, after Taranaki took the "Log of Wood" from Canterbury on Friday night.   In... Read More

Two-wheeled adventure – whatever the weather

Active Voicewith Melanie ShortCommunication & Operations Manager While I'm not one to notice the weather – more of a ‘just get on with it' type – this winter and spring have really made their mark with plenty of rain. As... Read More

Tauranga September Average Afternoon Temperatures 1913-2017

Weather Eyewith John Maunder Temperatures have been recorded in the Tauranga area at several sites in the last 100 years, including the current Tauranga Airport site from June 1990.    The graph shows details of the average daily maximum... Read More

Weird week in the news biz

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Greetings Sunners We've had extraordinary feedback from last week's column – the piece on Winnie The Pooh and his friends, post-general election. The Sun has been overwhelmed* with... Read More

Time to pull up the drawbridge?

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris I recently asked a group ‘how many of us were born in Tauranga?' No one raised their hands. It's rare to find someone who has been here all their lives. It's... Read More

Remembering that politics is about people

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Last week was bittersweet for New Zealand First. We met in Wellington to begin planning for post-election government-forming negotiations, with a lot of positive anticipation, but then received sad news from... Read More

Thank you for more, Tauranga

Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz Thank you for giving me another three years of your support. It is not something I take for granted and I will continue to work hard to deliver for you and our community. The past few months have seen... Read More

Spotlight on Ian Clark

Spotlight on...with Janne GuitarGirl   Born in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, UK, Ian Clark picked up some basic piano skills as a youngster, having two elder sisters who played instruments in their childhood. But it wasn't until his teens that... Read More

Help for sore joints (Part 1)

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz The best part of what I do is to see improvements in those who have the courage to try something different. My client files are full of testimonies of those who have improved. As I wrote this, a client... Read More

The upgrade of the Bay Oval

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Cruising past the Bay Oval at Blake Park recently, brought home to this writer the realisation that top-level cricket under lights is just a matter of weeks away.  The grass bank... Read More

Opportunity awaits in the outdoors

Active Voicewith Sonia LyndsRecreation Team Leader It's no secret we love to be active in the Bay of Plenty's natural environments, and with daylight saving here, there's never been a better time to dust off the sneakers, hiking... Read More