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David Hill@ Papamoa Plaza We are a passionate bunch here in Papamoa – passionate about our community, passionate about what we want in a shopping centre, and passionate about meeting our potential. If engagement is measured by responses to...

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Dazz SwitallaFlavour SecretsNo.1 The Strand Chef www.no1thestrand.co.nz Spring is one of those times of the year, when we're reminded about new life as bulbs and dormant seeds sprout, leaf buds appear and new chickens hatch. For some reason...

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Catherine StewartTauranga City Councillor Councillors made several changes to the Draft Vegetation and Tree Management Policy this week before it went out for a three-week public consultation period. Elected members added Right to Appeal. This...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz The big news this week turned out to be, well, not big news. I'm still angry. We've been robbed of the chance to sensibly digest the real issues before we vote tomorrow. Need to get it off...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor When I stayed a night in Tauranga Hospital last year, I was amazed at how efficiently I moved between departments. I searched the internet and found many hospitals model themselves on other industries such as...

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Insider's Guide to the Festivalwith Liz French I'd be kidding myself to think I was still drinking from the fountain of youth. For goodness sake I've recently become a ‘pensioner'. I used my Gold Card to get a discount...

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Kirsty CarlingEarly Childhood AdvisorSport Bay of Plenty Sport Bay of Plenty's early childhood team has been promoting the benefit of movement to children's development across the Bay for the last nine years. These workshops educate...

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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Sideline Sid is over the moon with news of the Steamers securing a Ranfurly Shield challenge against Hawke's Bay this weekend. While the NPC plays second fiddle to Super Rugby,...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder Temperatures have been recorded in the Tauranga area at several sites in 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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Leigh ElderEat for keeps People I consult with over their weight and diabetes issues often talk about advice they have been receiving from a number of different health services. A common thread, is that the advice offered is not consistent, and...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Rogers continues to lurch in a state of physical, and some would say, mental malfunction this week. The staff thought it appropriate therefore this week to re-visit a classic column and decided to check...

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Dazz SwitallaFlavour SecretsNo.1 The Strand Chef www.no1thestrand.co.nz The start of spring all ways seems to enthuse me over fresh ideas for using new season produce such as asparagus, basil and tomatoes. But as we wait for the ensuring warmer...

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Jane NeesBOP Regional Councillorwww.janenees.co.nz This week I attended a workshop on a research project that will update and improve projections of climate trends, variability and extremes across New Zealand out to 2100, based on the latest global...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor Councillors are currently gathering information to inform our decisions on the draft Long Term Plan in November. These decisions will be made in a series of public meetings. This week I've asked councillor...

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  Catherine StewartTauranga City Councillor The opening ceremony of the AIMS Games at the ASB Arena this week was a reminder of the organisation, passion, commitment and dedication required to bring an outstanding event to Tauranga. Vicky...

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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Catching the last moments of T Ball, at the softball facilities at the Carlton Street Reserve last Saturday got me thinking about changes in youngsters being introduced to sport in...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder Rainfalls for the month of August have been recorded in Tauranga since 1898, except for 1904, 1907, 1908 and 1909. The graph shows the range of rainfalls from an extreme high of 274mm in 2010 to a low of only 17mm...

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Insider's Guide to the Festivalwith Liz French The Garden Trail is the backbone of every festival and while there may be a myriad of other events at the festival without our gardeners we have no festival. The gardeners who share their private...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor Thanks for your feedback on my previous column. Part Two on ensuring council is as efficient as a business will be written in future weeks. In the meantime, I've asked councillor Steve Morris to share his...

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