You’ve been warned: Don’t eat the silica gel!

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits  We are constantly amused and bemused over the modern world’s obsession to warn everyone of everything. It seems peoplekind have recently lost the ability to think...... Read More

Living in a divided land

Winston Watusi Music Plus We live in a divided country; it’s sad to see and I don’t know what can be done to solve the problem. I’m not talking about Covid here. Enough about that. We’re not divided about...... Read More

A bright future for Tauranga

Jan Tinetti Labour MP As the date for the Tauranga by-election was announced last week, it made me reflect on the past four-and-a-half years I have spent as a locally-based List MP here in Tauranga. One of the best decisions my...... Read More

Prison numbers down – but not via crime reduction

Todd Talks with Todd Muller National MP The current Labour government operates a policy to reduce the numbers of people in prison. It has succeeded in this, but not through a reduction in crime. From conversations I’ve...... Read More

Boxing champions throughout time

Four Tauranga Boxing Club fighters are in their final phases of preparation for the postponed 2021 Boxing New Zealand National Championships. The championships are to be held in Wanganui from April 20 to April 23. Defending Women’s 69kg champion...... Read More

Central England temperatures 1700-2021

Weather Eye with John Maunder For further Infomation about a wide range of weather/climate matters see my new book "Fifteen shades of climate... the fall of the weather dice and the butterfly effect". The extract below...... Read More

Relief for ‘cost of living’ pressures

Tamati Coffey Labour List MP Since coming into government, Labour has worked hard to support Kiwis. This month, we’ve taken the next step, with a suite of changes coming into force on April 1 that will see the majority of...... Read More

NZ too quiet? Go to Europe

Winston Watusi Music Plus  Welcome to another week of things not quite happening. It is, as pretty much everyone I run into says, a bit weird at the moment. Not that I’m actually running into a lot of people as I’m...... Read More

Exit stage left

Daniel Hutchinson From The Hutch We are fed so much spin, so often that it’s hard to untangle sometimes. Take the ‘resignation’ of Dr Ashley Bloomfield this week – Director General of Health and chief executive...... Read More

The 2022 Women's Cricket World Cup

The opening stanza of the 2022 Women's Cricket World Cup at the Bay Oval set the scene for an amazing month of the best women's players in the world showcasing their talents to a huge international television audience. While Covid pandemic regulations...... Read More

Tauranga March Weather Data 1898-2022

Weather Eye with John Maunder Rainfalls for the month of March have been recorded in Tauranga for 124 years since 1898 – except for 1904, 1908 and 1909. This graph below shows the range of rainfalls from a high of 504 mm...... Read More

It was 60 years ago today…

Winston Watusi Music Plus All of us have wished, sometime, for a time machine. It would come in handy for many a situation: the brief instant you realise you have just fallen out of a tree; the moment after you fail that breathalyser...... Read More

The cheek of it

Daniel Hutchinson From The Hutch When Will Smith charged up onto the stage at the Oscars this week and slapped Chris Rock in the face, it seemed appropriate. The slap was on behalf of his wife who had just been insulted in front...... Read More

The health of our communities

Angie Warren-Clark Labour MP When it comes to the health and wellbeing of our communities it’s our local organisations who really understand their needs, what’s working and what needs tweaking. It’s so important...... Read More

Taking a look at our transport woes

Todd Talks with Todd Muller National MP  It’s been a great opportunity having my colleague Simeon Brown visit the Bay of Plenty this week. As Opposition Transport Spokesman, he’s found it as concerning...... Read More

The addition of modern technology to horse racing

  When Sideline Sid flicked over to the TAB Trackside Chanel recently to catch the finish of a race in which he had a small investment, he was reminded how technology has changed horse racing. Moments after two horses went over the line locked...... Read More

What a mean-spirited response!

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits  Ukraine’s heroic president Zelenskyy has won worldwide acclaim for his staunch defence of his country. Turning down an offer of safe passage out of the war zone from...... Read More