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New Year Dishonours List 2019

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Welcome to the first week of  New Year 2019. Let’s celebrate the best along with the most cringe-worthy moments and forgettable celebrities of the year past. RR has...... Read More

Looking forward to new year changes

Angie Warren-Clark Labour MP Happy New Year! I Hope you’re enjoying the festive break and making the most of what our beautiful part of the country has to offer. Although I’ve been keeping busy seeing family, putting...... Read More

Help us make the Bay’s summer unforgettable!

Kristin Dunne Tourism Bay of Plenty It’s set to be the Bay’s biggest summer yet. With a packed schedule featuring international sporting events, some of the hottest musicians, cruise ships and festivals, who could argue? Because...... Read More

Tauranga November Rainfalls 1898-2018

Weather Eye with John Maunder The graph shows the range of November rainfalls from 1898 to 2018 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

The RR Survival Guide for 2019

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz The year is drawing to a close and  many of you will be reflecting on 2018 and wondering what lies in store for 2019. Some of you will fondly recall your year, by looking...... Read More

Giving you the right tools to share our region’s story

Kristin Dunne Tourism Bay of Plenty Tourism in the Coastal Bay of Plenty is a rapidly growing, dynamic industry with many opportunities. And, while establishing a tourism business seems attractive, it can be daunting. From mastering...... Read More

I want you to stand for council

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris The Christmas break is an excellent opportunity to gather your thoughts and set goals for the year ahead. Have you considered standing for council? There’s...... Read More

Taking some downtime during the holidays

Simon Bridges National Party Leader simonbridges.co.nz I have to admit to eating too much Christmas food. It’s so hard to resist the tempting offerings at the Bridges’ gatherings. I’ve also washed a lot of dishes...... Read More

Reflecting on a big year in the Bay

Jan Tinetti Labour MP It’s been a very busy year for the Government and we have achieved a lot – the families package, increased Working for Families payments, extension to paid parental leave, the first Kiwibuild homes...... Read More

The RR Survival Guide for 2019

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz The year is drawing to a close and  many of you will be reflecting on 2018 and wondering what lies in store for 2019. Some of you will fondly recall your year, by looking...... Read More

A busy year

Angie Warren-Clark Labour MP 2018 has been a huge year for the Government. I’m honoured to be part of a team that stepped up and started to put things right for all New Zealanders. We’re delivering real gains for real...... Read More

Something to light up your baubles

Rogers Rabbits Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Merry Christmas, readers and welcome to Auntie Roger’s special festive season advice column. Today Auntie unwraps the good tidings and lights up our lives...... Read More

Stay safe these holidays and thank you!

Todd Talks By Todd Muller As the year draws to a close, I want to take this opportunity to thank the community for all of the support, guidance, and friendship you have offered me  in 2018. My family and I wish you a very...... Read More

A great year behind us, and a great year ahead

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP It is amazing how fast this year has flown by. This week is the last sitting week of Parliament. By now, with only days until Christmas, I look back at the year and can positively say that...... Read More

Title repeats for BOP cricket

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Bay of Plenty Coastland Senior and Junior Secondary rep cricket teams both took out Northern Districts age-group titles in the last two weeks to repeat their titles...... Read More

In the Bleak Mid-winter

Weather Eye with John Maunder In the bleak mid-winter, Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone, Snow had fallen, Snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak mid-winter, Long ago. These words, from...... Read More

A little bit of Grace in me

Cayla-Fay Saunders cayla@thesun.co.nz www.sunlive.co.nz I was 21 when I boarded a plane and flew more than 18,000 kilometres, away from everything I knew and everyone I loved. I was 21 when I walked through the  gates...... Read More

Mixed reactions about boxing

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Boxing has been a hot topic in the media in the last few weeks, attracting plenty negative publicity and a myriad of comments from people that have little knowledge...... Read More

Climate change and Villach : Is there a connection?

Weather Eye with John Maunder Among the many climate science meetings I have attended, the most significant, at least in term of climate change is concerned, is my involvement in the UN sponsored International Conference held in...... Read More