Cricket season's swan-sung

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian Parking is likely to be at an absolute premium around the Blake Park precincts on Saturday, when summer and winter sports meet together, at the expansive Mount Maunganui sporting venue.  Cricket... Read More

Changes in secondary school events calendar

Active Voicewith Julie AdamsonRegional Secondary School Director Over the years, secondary school events in the region have been focussed on more traditional types of sports – including athletics, cross-country volleyball and basketball –... Read More

Global Temperatures 1996 - February 2018

Weather Eyewith John Maunder Global temperatures are compiled for various areas including global (land-ocean), global (meteorological stations), three latitude bands, and hemispheric, by the Goddard Institute for Space Studies of NASA. The graph... Read More

'Inappropriate nose jobs'

Rosalie CrawfordRosalie's Writings   I heard this week that people are having inappropriate nose jobs due to their noses appearing 30 per cent larger in selfies than they really are.  I thought about this and took a selfie myself, just... Read More

Osteoarthritis talk (Part 2)

John ArtsAbundant Living Last week we saw that damage to specialised cartilage cells called chondrocytes was the first step in the development of osteoarthritis (OA). Research suggests that chondrocytes can be damaged by physical... Read More

Yes, State Highway 2 will be upgraded

Angie Warren-ClarkLabour MP Last Wednesday I headed along to the regular Omokoroa Future Focus community meeting to hear people's concerns and to speak about State Highway 2.After listening to people's concerns both during and after... Read More

State Highway 2 in need of urgent upgrading

Todd TalksBy Todd Muller Anyone who has ever driven  on State Highway 2 from Tauranga to Katikati will surely agree that the road is in urgent need of an upgrade. Statistics show it is New Zealand's deadliest stretch of highway, yet... Read More

Let's not fluoride the water

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Like many of you, I am a concerned parent who wishes only the best for my children and their health. And like many parents, I am sure I can comfortably say I care more about their health than my own. Water fluoridation... Read More

Objects in the mirror may appear larger

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris At the transport committee this week, members expressed their frustrations about why there seems to be more talk than roadbuilding. Of course, talk is cheap but roads are expensive!... Read More

Goodbye cricket, hello rugby

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian The business end of the local club cricket season signals that club rugby is about to emerge from its summer hiatus. A quick look at the Bay of Plenty Rugby website, reveals that the... Read More

How does a Long Term Plan affect community sport?

Active Voicewith Zane JensenSport BOP Regional Facilities Advisor The Long-Term Plan (LTP) is a document that every council produces to set the direction, budgets and plans for the next 10 years. Every three years councils review their LTPs, to... Read More

Tauranga February 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. It's very common for areas such as Tauranga to have had different... Read More

Is Welcome Bay the 'forgotten' suburb?

Kerry MitchellKerry's Quips When I bought my house in Welcome Bay in October 2016, a real estate agent who was trying to sell me a house across town just laughed. “I thought you were trying to get away from traffic,” she said. And before... Read More

I want to hear from you

Jan TinettiLabour MP After a busy start to the year, Parliament is now in the middle of a two-week recess, which gives me more time to get out and about in our community.I have been enjoying meeting with Tauranga residents, community groups and... Read More

Glass recycling system is broken

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris The passage of time is scary, especially when you think it's been 18 years since the New Year's celebrations in 2000. Consider someone who  was a new born baby... Read More

Simon: It is a huge privilege to lead the National Party

Simon BridgesNational Party Leader Last week I was incredibly fortunate to be elected to lead the National Party. It is a huge privilege and a great responsibility, and comes with the inheritance of the biggest and strongest... Read More

Understanding osteoarthritis (Part 1)

John ArtsAbundant Living My recent Tauranga seminar included a detailed discussion on osteoarthritis (OA), and the many things we can do to help. My introductory point was that it is important to see osteoarthritis as a true... Read More

Bay cricket up there with the best

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian Bay of Plenty Cricket is entitled to be ranked the number one minor association in the country in recent years. Winning the Hawke Cup, which is the symbol of NZ Cricket minor association... Read More

Tauranga February Rainfalls 1898-2018

Weather Eyewith John Maunder Rainfalls for the month of February have been recorded in Tauranga since 1898 (except for 1904, 1908, and 1909). The graph of February rainfalls in Tauranga shows the range of rainfalls from a high of 343 mm in 1936... Read More