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Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Increasing the required deposit for investors to 40% will only increase the gap between the working middle class and the rich. Investors with large property portfolios will have little trouble meeting the new...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz It is highly appealing to imagine New Zealand without predators.The Government's dream of a 100 per cent eradication by 2050 is commendable and probably a vote winner.But is it really achievable?...

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Todd TalksBy Todd Muller It's an absolute privilege to be over in the United States watching the Republican convention. I'm here as part of the New Zealand delegation to the International Democratic Union, a collective of centre right...

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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Sideline Sid got a taste of being a time-traveller last week. Having been the custodian of the early Tauranga Rugby minute books for some time, he dusted of the cobwebs and delved into...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder ‘The year without a summer', was caused by dust from volcanic eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia, which shrouding the earth after it erupted in early-April 1815. During the summer, sunlight was blocked which...

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Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz Even in the middle of winter, Tauranga is a stunning place. The temperatures may have dropped but people are still getting out and about. And it never ceases to amaze me how many people still take time...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Tired of your current job? Need a change of pace? Looking to climb the ladder of vocational success? Now is a good time to cast around for a new profession, because there are plenty of vacancies arising...

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Are you ready?with Leigh Elder We are taking a break on the Gold Coast for a couple of weeks and noticed a mind-boggling statistic stating that every day in Australia, 6 people have lower limbs amputated at an average cost of $26,000 each. So,...

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John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz I could fill a book with the testimonies from clients who are experiencing significant improvements in joints affected by osteoarthritis – known as OA. For example, I've been working with...

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Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP This week, my thoughts are with the people of France, the United States, Turkey and the many other countries around the world suffering from violent assaults on innocent people.  Comparatively, we live...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder A sunspot is a relatively dark, sharply defined region on the solar disc - marked by an umbra (dark area) which is 2000 degrees Celsius cooler than the effective photosphere temperature. The average diameter of a sunspot...

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Art Beatwith Rosalie Crawford What's it like to enter the Envirohub Sustainable Art Challenge? I'd heard that Baycourt is packed out every year as the event attracts hundreds to come see trash turned into art and fashion. This year...

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Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Western Bay of Plenty rugby teams sit in contention in all six grades of the Baywide rugby championships, which conclude with six Grand Finals on the first Saturday in August. While...

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Culinary Conversationswith Peter BlakewayFood writer, caterer and private chef Recently, I've been doing cook schools at fishing clubs around the country. The plan was to give some fresh ideas on seafood. So armed with some snapper, Kingfish...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz In these troubled times of worldwide political turmoil, crazy gun-toting maniacs and a refugee crisis, many of you have some deep and vexing questions.Such as, what the hell is a Pokemon? Fortunately,...

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Culinary Conversationswith Peter BlakewayFood writer, caterer and private chef This week I wanted to share with you an old classic that uses a wonderful, if rarely used, cut of meat. Beef cheeks are one of the most astounding flavours and so cheap...

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Todd TalksBy Todd Muller Last Sunday afternoon I popped in to the almost-completed Oropi Hall. Richard Somerfield, one of the many extraordinary locals who has driven this project, showed me around a series of warm rooms and large spaces that will...

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John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz Osteoarthritis – known as OA – is the most common joint disease, with more than 70 per cent of people affected at some time, often from middle age. For me it struck much earlier. My hyper-flexible...

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Vet Checks Inwith Rachel Oliverfrom Mount Vet Hospital Dogs and cats will often continue to eat even when their teeth are on the verge of falling out! Dental disease is one of the most common issues seen in our vet practice. Initially, plaque...

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