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Melanie Short, Marketing and Sponsorship ManagerSport Bay of Plenty Sport Bay of Plenty can't be described in a one-minute elevator speech as the work that's undertaken by the organisation is diverse and wide-reaching throughout the...

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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz With our 10-week break on the Sunshine Coast coming to an end, we've arrive back in the Western Bay of Plenty. While catching up with family and friends and enjoying a very mild...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder Among the many climate science meetings I've attended, the most significant – at least in terms of climate change is concerned – is my involvement in the UN-sponsored International Conference in Villach,...

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Dazz SwitallaFlavour SecretsNo.1 The Strand Chef www.no1thestrand.co.nz Sometimes your body tells you things – and somehow you know just what you need. Recently I craved fresh greens, and couldn't resist the bargain at the greengrocers...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Finally we have the answer to the most puzzling riddle: Why did the chicken cross the road?Because the Auckland City zoned it homeless.  A proposal is in front of the jafa council to require poultry...

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  Clare WilsonLocal Labour It's winter, well and truly. My electricity bill arrived online this week, and I gasped out loud. While the number-crunchers debate the level of power price increases in New Zealand, the reality for the bill-payers...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor Parking was the hot topic during Council's meeting on Wednesday, which went longer than anyone expected. The first issue was our submission on the resource consent to keep the Rena wreck parked on Astrolabe Reef. We've...

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Independent viewsBy Brendan Horan This is yet another SOS from the NZ Independent Coalition – we have a number of initiatives to save our students. First will be an overhaul of Studylink, to remove the frustrating bureaucracy our students...

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Ian McLeanGreen SceneSpokesperson for the Green Party Some alternative approaches to education policy are emerging in the lead-up to this general election. We have proposals for both top-down and bottom-up approaches to supporting teaching expertise. The...

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  Catherine StewartTauranga City Councillor It's great to see the Otumoetai Schoolhouse arrived safely at the Historic Village on Monday morning. The green and white building fits in well with surrounding buildings, both colour-wise...

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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz While many facets of life over the ditch are the same as New Zealand – sports fans in Australia enjoy a major advantage when it comes to watching live sport on the box. With live...

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Ruth StanleyCommunity Netball ManagerNetball Waikato Bay of Plenty Zone Netball is the most played sport for females in New Zealand and interestingly the sport more girls would like to play. Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty supports community netball...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder Slightly unbelievable from the depths of winter in New Zealand – but it not always warm in Queensland. Brisbane recorded its coldest morning in 103 years on July 13, 2014, with low temperatures also being felt...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor Council looked at how we can support Tauranga's retail sector this week. The first topic we discussed was helping retailers in the city centre. There are many challenges facing retailers across the country...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz We are confident. It's official. Tauranga MP Simon Bridges has checked, and we are definitely confident. For sure.Eighty per cent of people surveyed are either the same or feeling better than a...

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Todd TalksBy Todd Muller Family violence is one of those issues that elicits a singularly strong reaction from many in NZ. It is unacceptable, and those who perpetrate violence against others, particularly those who should be closest to them, require...

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Dazz SwitallaFlavour SecretsNo.1 The Strand Chef www.no1thestrand.co.nz Sometimes situations beyond your control develop – and the stress just gets to you.Then you're grumpy in the morning until your first cup of coffee, after tossing...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz We are confident. It's official. Tauranga MP Simon Bridges has checked, and we are definitely confident. For sure.Eighty per cent of people surveyed are either the same or feeling better than a...

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Scott SimpsonCoromandel MP I'm very glad my recent trip in an ambulance was just for dramatic effect. I was stretchered into a function by Katikati St John Ambulance staff to launch a fundraising campaign for their new building. They need...

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