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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The big event for Sideline Sid over the weekend was the Joseph Parker World Title eliminator against Carlos Takam on Sky Television. This was the real deal for Parker who was meeting...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder Among the many climate science meetings I've attended, the most significant – at least in terms of climate change is concerned – was my involvement in the UN-sponsored International Conference in Villach,...

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Are you ready?with Leigh Elder Eat For Keeps (EFK) are working on a new project which could play a part in both raising awareness on one of the major issues surrounding obesity and diabetes, and help many kiwis learn how to make the right food...

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Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP It's time for the Government to integrate a system of transportation that includes buses and rail. Continuing their current archaic planning that only considers widening roads during the next one to three...

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Jane NeesBOP Regional Councillorwww.janenees.co.nz Our roads are a critical lifeline for our communities and our economy, but road accidents extract a terrible toll when things go wrong on the tarmac. Unfortunately, the road toll of crash fatalities...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor Last week I showed how Tauranga City Council is planning to invest more than $4 billion in hard infrastructure projects during the next 30 years for more housing and employment areas. This just includes roads,...

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Peter BlakewayFood writer Some wonderful friends are in France at the moment and to be honest I'm madly jealous. A few years ago we took a trip to the Basque region of southern France and an abiding memory is watching our youngest son take...

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Todd TalksBy Todd Muller Small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of our communities. A vast majority of enterprises in the Western Bay of Plenty employ 20 or fewer people.  Small business owners put their capital on the line...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz All fishermen are liars, except you and me, but I ain't so sure about you.  So the old saying goes. Seems like nothing has changed, only we are now very sure about some fishers, with revelations...

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Are you ready?with Leigh Elder We have branches of medicine that specialise in every body system. The advances in specialist medicine have seen huge advances and benefits for human health. There is, however, a downside. Sometimes we lose sight...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder There is an excellent website compiled and updated monthly by Dr Ole Humlum, who is a Danish professor of physical geography at the University of Oslo, and adjunct professor of physical geography at the University Centre...

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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz As a keen (but relatively slow) cyclist and walker, Sideline Sid often takes advantage of some of the myriad of walking tracks and cycle ways in our fair city. Early city fathers showed...

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Peter BlakewayFood writer Have you ever wondered where the frozen prawns in the supermarket come from? Maybe you've even checked the country of origin and will inevitably have found they are Australian or some other country in Asia. Why...

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Careers with Hartwith Jay Hart A great factor in the success, and sometimes failure, of every individual is whether or not that individual has been, or is, being mentored. A work-place mentor is someone you have identified as having significantly...

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John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz Medical specialisation has led to many advances in human health and sometimes we ignore the incredible way the body is interconnected. Earlier this year I was contacted by someone who had persistent infections....

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Greetings Sunners and welcome to another edition of the most-read, widest-circulating, best-tasting, locally-owned, low-carb, high energy, penguin-friendly newspaper in the Bay… and possibly...

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Catherine StewartTauranga City Councillor Affordable housing has been a challenge for generations. The demand for housing in Tauranga is soaring at the moment as many residents sell up their Auckland property and purchase a similar house here at...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor Tauranga's population grew by more than 1300 new residents during the last 12 months. It has created a housing squeeze, putting pressure on current residents, social services and charities, councils and...

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Andrew von DadelszenFormer Regional Councillor Oh my goodness – why are our buses not attracting patronage? Tauranga's bus patronage is negative for the last year, in spite of strong population growth. And in Rotorua it is an absolute...

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