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Careers with Hartwith Jay Hart At the end of university, each graduate will hold a qualification. Relevant work experience will often determine which graduate gets hired. For more competitive university studies including veterinary science; relevant,...

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John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz Last week I talked about the impact of dietary fats on the inflammatory process. Too much Omega 6 and too little Omega 3 push our bodies towards inflammation. There is, however, another group of food...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz It's official: The ambulance really is at the bottom of the cliff.We signed up again to support St John Ambulance and are left wondering what kind of sick society won't fund essential emergency...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor Some people say councils should be run more like businesses. But councils should be cautious if its services start to compete with local businesses. Tauranga City Council has set up a subsidiary company, called...

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Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz On Monday I attended the Dawn Service at the Mount Cenotaph and the Civic Parade at Memorial Park. Anzac Day is a chance to reflect and honour the contributions our veterans made to protect our freedoms...

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Jane NeesBOP Regional Councillorwww.janenees.co.nz The shape of the proposed Minister of Local Government's legislative reform proposal ‘Better Local Services Reform' is now clearer. The intention is to encourage more joint services...

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Catherine StewartTauranga City Councillor At a recent briefing, a decision was made by elected members to delegate responsibility to our CEO to deal with some requests from the Merivale Community Centre. I would have expected the requests to come...

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Andrew von DadelszenFormer Regional Councillor Transport Minister Simon Bridges' announcement last week is huge for the Western Bay of Plenty and Tauranga in particular. The Bay of Plenty Regional Transport Committee, chaired by councillor...

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Dr Anna Rolleston The Cardiac Clinic May is women's heart health awareness month. I'm always surprised, when I present the statistics about heart disease, how gob-smacked ladies are at the impact heart disease has on women. Heart disease...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder What causes the climate to change as well as understanding the methods for detecting changes in the climate are on-going research activities. The following is a brief summary of the methods scientists and others, such...

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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Anzac Day got Sideline Sid thinking about the role that sport played during hostilities over the last one hundred years of armed conflict. While sport was very much reduced in New...

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Are you ready?with Leigh Elder Last week's TV One ‘Sunday' programme was focused on taking a look at obesity and what we should be doing about it. And guess what, surprise, surprise, the fast food industry was the number one target...

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Dive Right Inwith Gwyn Brownfrom Tauranga Dive Rogers Rabbits' column this week failed to make it past the Sun's censorship committee and he has been banished from page 2 until such time as the column is amended to comply with standards...

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Todd TalksBy Todd Muller I was asked by the Mount RSA on Saturday to open Fox Hole – their new, family-orientated café. It was a special occasion that gave me pause to reflect on the value RSA members give to their community. As a...

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Careers with Hartwith Jay Hart If you've made it to the interview, your CV and cover letter show you've got what it takes for the job advertised. Unfortunately, so does everyone else they're interviewing. So who gets the job? The interview is really...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor Let's consider a scenario where Tauranga City Council chooses to build its office building in vacant greenfield land, such as Papamoa or Tauriko. For me, it would signal the beginning of the end of Tauranga's...

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Jane NeesBOP Regional Councillorwww.janenees.co.nz Both mayors from Tauranga City and Western Bay of Plenty District have now announced this current term will be their last. Under their leadership there has been a very strong collaborative way...

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Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP During a television interview this last Sunday, the Health Minister stated a tax on sugar would not change people's behaviour. The Minister's statement is surprising given the 400 per cent tax on...

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Catherine StewartTauranga City Councillor Tauranga City Council is seeking submissions on its Draft Local Elections Policy. Display of election signage has been increased from four weeks to six weeks to be consistent with the City Plan. The timeframe...

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