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Catherine StewartTauranga City Councillor Jetstar have announced their new provincial cities to their existing domestic routes. Napier, Nelson, New Plymouth and Palmerston North will join Jetstar's Auckland and Wellington flights schedule. Unfortunately,...

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Catching up with NatalieBy Natalie Bridges It seems to me that the arrival of Hairy Maclary has heralded a new chapter, not just for his friends, but for Tauranga too. As the glowing, shiny faces of young and old alike constantly seems to surround...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Welcome to Backwater Bay... if you believe a certain airline that has snubbed us. Forget the fact this region is the fastest growing in the country, or that Tauranga is poised to become the fourth largest...

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Jane NeesBOP Regional Councillorwww.janenees.co.nz The Resource Management Act (RMA) directs councils to set policies and rules for thesustainable management of natural and physical resources. Under the RMA, policies and rules are developed at...

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Todd TalksBy Todd Muller Two times this week I have been happily dragged back to my childhood while being out and about in the city.  The first was sitting on a warm Sunday afternoon watching the Bay play Waikato. Despite the result,...

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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Sideline Sid wiped a little tear from his eye on Sunday, when he heard that legendary Australian racehorse trainer Bart Cummings had passed away. James Bartholomew Cummings, who was...

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Peter SmithFootball Development OfficerWaiBOP Football With the regular season coming to a close shortly we look back with satisfaction at what has been a very successful year so far for Football. With another increase in participation and coach...

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Jen RileyWBOP Recreation AdvisorSport Bay of Plenty An active lifestyle is more important than ever as we grow older. Regular exercise can improve energy levels, help maintain independence and manage symptoms of illness or pain. Not only is exercise...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder A graph of five global monthly temperatures January 1979 to June/July 2015 is shown below. As the base period for the individual temperature estimates varies, they have all been normalised by comparing with the average...

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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. When it comes to beauty, health and wellbeing Mother Nature knows best. I am a great...

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Catherine StewartTauranga City Councillor One of the latest social media debates is whether or not cyclists should be able to cycle along the Pilot Bay boardwalk. A year or so ago there was debate as to whether cyclists should share the walkway...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz You'll be pleased to hear we are having spring again this year, since it has been such a success in previous years.  In fact, it kicks off next week and coincidentally the committee has decided,...

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Andrew von DadelszenFormer Regional Councillor The signing of the TPPA (Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement) has become more critical to New Zealand, as the meltdown in China's economic fortunes highlights New Zealand's need for diversity....

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Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz More people than ever before are visiting New Zealand, staying for longer and spending more. Figures released last week show that a record three million visitors came to New Zealand in the past year,...

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Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Tauranga Regional Council should exert pressure onto multi-national oil companies, such as Mobil, to purchase and store clean-up equipment on their own premises, in Tauranga. Purchasing and storing the equipment...

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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz A SunLive article late last week grabbed Sideline Sid's attention, which saw him visit the Tauranga Citizens Club on Sunday morning to catch a little of the New Zealand Masters...

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Hayley KerrisonWBOP Primary School CoordinatorSport Bay of Plenty The countdown to the start of daylight savings and warmer weather is on, winter sports are wrapping up and summer codes are already underway planning their own modules and tournaments. Primary...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder The latest global average temperatures of the troposphere – those observed from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellites – are computed by the University of Alabama at Huntsville in the...

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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. Customer service is something I am extremely passionate about. The way it is delivered...

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