Twenty-five loser bands? It’s Loserpalooza

Winston Watusi Music Plus   It’s deja vu all over again this week – more upcoming local gigs... Once again I’m going to look two weekends ahead, to give everyone the chance to assemble their drakes and hens...... Read More

Enjoy early-flowering varieties

From the Garden with Margaret Wilson from Pacifica Garden Centre Spring is just around the corner and some early-flowering magnolias are already in bloom. If you have a small garden, many varieties are not for you – however,...... Read More

More health workers for the Western Bay

Tamati Coffey Labour List MP   Help is on the way with our Labour Government taking new steps to boost the health workforce and ease pressure on our local health system. Since we came into office in 2017, we’ve made...... Read More

Assisting young people into work

Todd Talks with Todd Muller National MP   A new policy that was released at the National Party Annual Conference is the plan to assist young people off the Jobseeker Benefit and into work. Aside from our own citizens...... Read More

Beating up the bullies

Daniel Hutchinson From The Hutch It’s back to school for everybody this week, so take your ear buds out and listen up! Bullying has been on everyone’s lips and is not something we should be gingerly stepping around...... Read More

Tropospheric temperatures from 1979 to 2022

Weather Eye with John Maunder The chart below shows that since 1979, when reliable satellite observations became available, there has been an overall warming trend in the average tropospheric temperatures, apart from, at times,...... Read More

Kiwi boxer’s potential world title shot

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian Four years after losing the WBO World Heavyweight title to Anthony Joshua, Joseph Parker is on the cusp of having another shot at the WBO crown. The Parker management...... Read More

The dark circles of Covid

Daniel Hutchinson From The Hutch  A knock at the door usually means someone is trying to sell something or save a soul. It’s hard to get mad at anyone who is just trying to save you from eternal damnation, and door-to-door...... Read More

A Busy August for Music

Winston Watusi Music Plus   Last week it was new recordings in the Bay – this week it's gigs. After a relatively quiet winter, people seem to be more relaxed about Covid and there is a veritable log-jam of shows...... Read More

A victory for Omokoroa intersection

Words from the Western Bay Mayor by Garry Webber   After 12 years of fighting for a critical upgrade of the State Highway 2/Ōmokoroa intersection, I am thrilled to say it’s finally happening. Council has secured $38...... Read More

Lily’s time in the House

Jan Tinetti Labour MP Youth Parliament was recently held in Wellington and I was extremely fortunate to have an outstanding young woman, Lily Pearce, from Tauranga Girls’ College as my Youth MP. For my column this week I’ve...... Read More

Maiden speech done, hard work begins!

Straight to the point With Sam Uffindel Tauranga City MP On Tuesday, August 2, I was sworn in and delivered my maiden speech in the House. What an honour and thank you Tauranga for sending me there! I also delivered on my by-election...... Read More

The history of the Commonwealth Games

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian The current XXII Commonwealth Games in Birmingham looks set to be amongst the most successful for the New Zealand team. The team is looking to surpass the 17 gold...... Read More

Sunspots and the Maunder Minimum

Weather Eye with John Maunder The ‘Maunder Minimum' is the name given to the period from 1645 to 1715 when the number of sunspots – ‘storms' on the sun – became almost zero. The period is named after...... Read More

Spreading the local reggae vibe

Winston Watusi Music Plus Sychronicity. Not just the name of a Police album - it's something that happens. It's rare that “the simultaneous occurrence of events which appear significantly related but have no discernible...... Read More

Helping Kiwis with the cost of living

Angie Warren-Clark Labour MP Our Government has worked hard to lift incomes and make life more affordable for Kiwi families. Now, as we move forward with our plan to grow a secure economy for all, we’re providing further cost...... Read More

New approach to find Links Ave solution

Commision News & Views with Commission Chair Anne Tolley Tauranga City Council is looking to empower a community panel to come up with solutions to the safety and traffic volume issues which have plagued Links Avenue in recent...... Read More

Critical workers being treated abysmally

Todd Talks with Todd Muller National MP  It’s becoming more apparent weekly how little this government cares about the New Zealanders who work on our frontline, helping to keep us safe in emergencies. These...... Read More

The weather of the past

Weather Eye with John Maunder The weather of the past : July 27 1863, July 28 1939, and July 1993 Each day the New Zealand Herald publishes "On this day" which relates to the weather on that day in the past. In view...... Read More