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Are you ready?with Leigh Elder A few decades ago an active lifestyle was normal – most people had no choice. We're designed to walk and move, and our body is comprised of 206 bones and more than 639 muscles. But de-training –...

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Dazz SwitallaFlavour SecretsNo.1 The Strand Chef www.no1thestrand.co.nz The cost of the grocery bill seems to go up constantly, so for many reasons we have to consider how to feed the family as economically as possible. Fresh greens, which should...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz We've had a rash of responses to our column last week, on curious ailments.Foremost was an invasion of emails and letters from our Scandinavian-descended readers who pointed out, some with fairly...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor It's a shame only small percentages of people actually tell council what they think about issues. Most people are too busy, uninterested, intimidated, or don't know how to submit feedback. This week...

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Catherine StewartTauranga City Councillor The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is undertaking a variation to the proposed Bay of Plenty Regional Policy Statement. Variation 2 is being prepared to address issues raised in appeals against that section...

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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The top echelon of secondary school cricket kicks of this Saturday, with the Western Bay first X1 competition playing their first stanza, before being joined by division two and three...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder   Rainfall for the month of September have been recorded in Tauranga since 1898, except for 1904, 1907, 1908, and 1909. The graph below shows the range of rainfalls from an extreme high of 274 mm in 1973 to a low...

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Todd TalksBy Todd Muller Two weeks ago we sat glued in front of our televisions to watch the election results trickle in. It gave a record result for the National Party and your humbling support for me personally catapulted me into a new life....

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Not many of you will have heard of this ailment. I recently became aware of it, when catching up with a very good mate who I hadn't seen for about 30 years. On shaking hands, I realised that either...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor We haven't communicated very well that it's tough to get a liquor licence under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, regardless of a local alcohol policy. Council removed the cap for bottle-stores...

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Jane NeesBOP Regional Councillorwww.janenees.co.nz Tauranga Harbour is a very special place, and a lot of work is being done by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council to protect and restore it. Regional Council expenditure in the last financial year...

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Inside Start Upwith Jo Allum Tauranga Startup Weekend lead organisers Pascale Hyboud-Peron and Jo Allum recently attended Wellington Startup Weekend to get a feel for how the event comes together in other New Zealand cities and see how it can best...

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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz While Sideline Sid is a huge fan of all things sporting in the Western Bay of Plenty, he also has a real passion for history and believes that knowing where we come from is as important...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder The following is a summary of the Climate Conference held in New York on September 23: The purpose of the 2014 Climate Summit was to raise political momentum for a meaningful, universal climate agreement in Paris in...

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Dazz SwitallaFlavour SecretsNo.1 The Strand Chef www.no1thestrand.co.nz It's that time of year, when there a lot of excitement over the new season's produce at the market. There are freshly dug new potatoes and asparagus to get excited...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz It's a strange thing about writing a newspaper column that the feedback can be so polarised.We know a lot of people read this and like it. They tell us. We know that some read it and don't...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor You might be thinking ‘What is Tauranga City Council doing?' because you haven't heard much in the media lately. Well, you're right; we haven't been communicating much lately. This...

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Insider's Guide to the Festivalwith Liz Frenchwww.nzgardenandartfest.co.nz This year's Garden and Art Festival may be the last for one gardener, but we hope it's not the last for her garden. Gael Blaymires, of The Looking Glass...

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Nicki ScottVirtually on Track Project LeaderSport Bay of Plenty Discover, explore and connect with the new and exciting Virtually on Track project. A unique partnership has formed between the regional Department of Conservation office, Sport Bay...

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