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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Saturday mornings are about to change for thousands of Western Bay families with the start of the junior winter sport season. There'll be no more lazing in bed, with junior football,...

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Kirsty CarlingEarly Childhood Team LeaderSport Bay of Plenty As Early Childhood Team Leader at Sport Bay of Plenty, part of my role is to promote the importance of physical activity for children's growth and development. When I talk about...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder Climate extremes in New Zealand, since instrumental records became available in the 1850's, show a range from the highest temperature of 42.4 degrees Celsius recorded in Rangiora on February 7, 1973, to the most...

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Todd TalksBy Todd Muller I'm a believer in what goes around comes around. If I'm honest, at times I've meant that in anger. However, I seek mostly to do small, helpful things for people which mayin turn encourage a reciprocated...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz And this one's a doozieJust when you thought the Government had run out of ideas for unfairly taxing us, some bright spark comes up with a new one.This time it's the new system for determining...

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Jane NeesBOP Regional Councillorwww.janenees.co.nz I spent last weekend reading the 275 submissions to the Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Long Term Plan. Overall, there is very strong support for the work the regional council does –...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor Everyone is a winner with the New Zealand Transport Agency taking over the ownership of Route K from Tauranga City Council in July. You get cheaper tolls, NZTA can manage a nationally important route to New Zealand's...

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  Catherine StewartTauranga City Councillor I read, with interest, a recent council vacancy for a SmartGrowth wellbeings implementation officer. The advert said that since the review in 2013, SmartGrowth now took a much broader approach in...

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Beautiful Youby Suzanne Edmonds Each week, beauty enthusiast Suzanne Edmonds explores the best ways to take care of ourselves so that we love the skin we're in. We rely on them every day to carry our bodies around. We expect them to never fail...

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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz It's the hurry and scurry of the modern world - history is what shapes where we are today. Sideline Sid has a loose connection with two grand sporting trophies that seemed destined...

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Tom MorrisonCommunity Coaching AdvisorSport Bay of Plenty Attention all winter codes, it's time to start thinking about your nominations for Sport Maker. The Thank a Sport Maker campaign is part of a partnership with the Lotto Volunteer Foundation...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder Temperatures have been recorded in the Tauranga area at several sites during the last 100 years including the current Tauranga Airport site from June 1990. The graph shows details of the average daily maximum temperatures,...

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Beautiful Youby Suzanne Edmonds Each week, beauty enthusiast Suzanne Edmonds explores the best ways to take care of ourselves so that we love the skin we're in. You may have heard of paraffin wax dips for the feet during a pedicure. The experience...

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John ArtsAbundant Health www.johnarts.co.nz The majority of people who contact me have some form of health issue. In some cases we can help support healing processes and see people make a full recovery. For most it's more a matter of making...

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Andrew von DadelszenRegional Watchdog One has to ask…What is the point of submitting to regional council annual plans? In January I wrote a 13-page submission to the regional council's Land Transport Plan 2015 to 2045. I wanted to...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz It seems to be a good time to be a New Zealander. The economy is good. Easter on the roads was safer than it's been for ages. Our cricketers are among the best two teams in the world. We're...

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Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz I hope you all managed to have some time off and relax during the Easter break. For me, it was great to spend a few days at home with my family and recharge the batteries. In my last column I wrote about...

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Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP The Northland by-election was an election which everyone – except New Zealand First – thought was unwinnable probably because the electorate had been considered a safe National seat for decades and...

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Jane NeesBOP Regional Councillorwww.janenees.co.nz The regional council provides a budget of about $75,000 a year to implement the Regional Waste Strategy. This funding enables a Waste Resources Advisory Group, made up of business, community and...

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