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We love an opinion! Our columnists share their views with you. They are a funny bunch, but they all share one thing in common, and that’s sharing cool stuff with you.

Andrea and Duncan Ritchie

SERIES: Andrea and Duncan Ritchie

For the next year, we’ll follow new Papamoa residents Andrea and Duncan Ritchie. We’ll find out how they’ve settled into Tauranga as Bayleys real estate agents, and how life measures up after Ponsonby.

Verity Johnson – What I’ve Learnt

This year, I learnt that humans know what they want.

Nathan Pettigrew – A Day Trip To Whangamata

Just over an hour’s drive from Tauranga, there’s a launch spot that makes me so excited about the prospect of a paddle. And the epic right-hand break, thrown up by the beach and swell, is a hit with local and international surfers alike. I’m talking, of course, about Whangamata.

Mike Rudd – What’s In A Name?

Reciting and recording whakapapa is a skill which reflects the importance of genealogy in Māori society. It helps esh out the story of leadership, land and fishing rights, kinship and status. As I understand it, and this is far from my specialist topic, reciting whakapapa with the speaker’s name spoken after the lineage description is a correct method of formal self introduction.

Sid Salek

Today, the 87-year-old Mount Maunganui local has smashed over 60 Masters Games and world records, survived crash-landing a glider in the middle of The Mount football field, competes in yearly half-ironman competitions, and holds the record for the most swims around the Mount (29, to be precise).

Ulrich Frerk – All Connected

Our innovative guest columnist, Ulrich Frerk, talks about the internet of things (IoT): a network for all electronic devices to 'talk' to each other.

Pato Recover

Pato Alvarez looked good in pink, didn’t he? We ask the country’s biggest independent promoter about touring BRYAN ADAMS round New Zealand, and the...

Cindy Powers Prosor – How To Overcome Emotional ‘Blind Spots’

Our guest columnist gives us seven tips to bring joy and happiness, and overcome our emotional 'blind spots".

Karl Chitham – Damien Hirst at Venice Biennale

The director of the Tauranga Art Gallery asks, “What's all the fuss about?”

Hayden Ricketts – Key Digital Trends For 2018

We ask Hayden From Digital Sciences about the key trends for 2018.

Yolande King – Auctions

Columnist Yolande King from EVES Real Estate loves the transparency of auctions.

Yolande King – Selling Your Home?

Columnist Yolande King from EVES Real Estate continues her series of advice for homeowners.