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Dazz SwitallaFlavour SecretsNo.1 The Strand Chef www.no1thestrand.co.nz There is always some form of rice in the pantry. Recently, I was rummaging through the clutter and found arborio rice for my curry instead of basmati.I also found a packet...

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Andrew von DadelszenFormer Regional Councillor Feedback from my first editorial was our Bay of Plenty Regional Council was indignant I said they received about $40m in dividend income from the 73,687,536 shares owned by Quayside Holdings (their...

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Jane NeesBOP Regional Councillorwww.janenees.co.nz The Bay of Plenty Regional Coastal Environment Plan is a statutory document which sets objectives, policies and rules for the development and use of the coastal environment. Following a review...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Concerned that many tourists arriving in New Zealand are overweight and a health danger to themselves, RR is urging vigilante Kiwis to confiscate their lunches. It's for their own good.We'd...

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Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz Last week Social Development Minister Anne Tolley announced that the number of teen parents on a benefit has nearly halved since 2009. This is due in part to an improving economy and the creation of more...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor The re-birth of summer food markets has brought a sense of fun-filled adventures to different parts of our city. It brought the cheeky playfulness of the British sitcom ‘Last of the Summer Wine',...

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  Catherine StewartTauranga City Councillor The New Zealand Transport Agency is taking over Route K and the associated Tauranga City Council debt in July 2015. The road will have a name change and will be called the Takitimu Connection Toll...

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David Hill@ Papamoa Plaza Papamoa retailers have certainly touched upon a strong chord of community needs. Starting with the inaugural Santa Parade with more than 56 floats and 10,000 spectators, the community has clearly signalled that events...

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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz One word that Sideline Sid bangs on about a lot is pathways. Looking up the word path in the Oxford Mini Dictionary, reveals the definitions of the way that people pass on foot; line...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder The World Meteorological Organization WMO), is the successor of the International Meteorological Organization (IMO) which was created in 1873. Its fundamental mission is to support the countries of the world in providing...

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David ClarkeCoaching and Talent Development Team Leader - Sport Bay of Plenty Sport Bay of Plenty was very fortunate to have Dr Ralph Pim over from the USA to deliver a coaching workshop on Leadership in a Coaching Context last week. Dr Pim is...

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Andrew von DadelszenRegional Watchdog Tauranga city councillors say they want to reduce council's debt – but this is just a red herring. Debt is not the issue – cost escalation is. If they reduce staff, and become more efficient...

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Leigh ElderEat for keeps This week we take a look at weight loss resistance, a problem which affects many people. Generally men lose weight more easily than women. This is primarily because men tend to have a higher percentage of muscle than women,...

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Dazz SwitallaFlavour SecretsNo.1 The Strand Chef www.no1thestrand.co.nz New trends in recent times have sometimes focused on ancient well-known foods, ancient grains like quinoa and sorghum. The latest new rediscovery and rise in popularity of...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Interesting that this week we've had some letters from readers seeking answers to their burning questions. So we've opened a new Agony Aunt Department to offer advice to our readers, yearning...

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Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP The Northland by-election has not only given Northland residents a second chance but the entire country. New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has been campaigning tirelessly around the very large electorate...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor Three big issues in Tauranga City Council's draft Long Term Plan eclipse all the other decisions we're proposing. The big issues are new infrastructure for growing suburbs, rates, and debt. The draft...

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Todd TalksBy Todd Muller Cyclone Pam left behind a trail of destruction for our Pacific Island neighbours as it took aim at our northern and east coasts. While we watched the wind pick up and the rain start to fall on Monday, our Civil Defence...

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  Catherine StewartTauranga City Councillor Tauranga City's draft Long Term Plan – or 10-year plan– has been adopted at the council meeting this week. Unlike other LTPs, there will not be a mailbox drop to all residents. Instead,...

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