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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. There's little doubt that we have a problem in the beauty industry with sub-standard...

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Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Leading up to the budget release, during Wednesday's Question Time, I raised concerns regarding the Tauranga Central Corridor, specifically relating to 15th Ave/Highway 2A. Namely, whether the Government...

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Todd TalksBy Todd Muller Last week's budget attracted a great deal attention and praise – indeed, it was a National-led Government which delivered a budget focused on families and supporting the most vulnerable, including being the...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz The big news this week is that Auckland has a seal. Big deal. Yet it's been leading the TV news this week.You have to wonder what all the fuss is about. Every town's got a seal. We've...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor A handful of people made public requests for Tauranga City Council to cut our staff numbers by up to half, believing costs are too high. Staff costs make up 20 per cent of council's yearly budget, which...

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Jane NeesBOP Regional Councillorwww.janenees.co.nz A huge amount of work is being done to safeguard Tauranga Harbour. For example, the Bay of Plenty Regional Council has $6.7 million in its budget for its Tauranga Harbour programme next year –...

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Danelle Stevens GRx Advisor Sport Bay of Plenty Are you a ‘chair worker'?   Do you spend most of your day sitting at a desk? At the recent Annual Agencies for Nutrition Action conference, Neville Owen of the Baker IDI Heart...

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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The last few days of May have well and truly seen autumn depart, with the chills of winter already rocking and rolling, not to mention bucket loads of rain that made following club...

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

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Andrew von DadelszenFormer Regional Councillor The Government Report ‘Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Growth Study', released last week by Minister Steven Joyce, is a bit of a wake-up call for the Western Bay. In my view this report missed...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor ‘We are the future' is the theme of this year's Youth Week happening nationwide from May 23-30. Youth Week is an opportunity for New Zealanders to celebrate and recognise the extraordinary contribution...

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Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz Finance Minister Bill English delivered the National-led government's seventh Budget this week. Minister English, under the leadership of John Key, has done a remarkable job of steering the country...

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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. It's well known that massage helps with relaxation and de-stressing. The...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz After months of painstaking deliberation, RR researchers have finally come up with the ultimate solution for New Zealand's flag.It is very clear that most of you do not want a new flag. It is...

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Are you ready?with Leigh Elder What is the most profitable space per square metre for supermarket owners? This was a question in a trivia quiz I took part in the other day, and the answer was: the cereal section. Presuming this trivia question...

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Catherine StewartTauranga City Councillor One of the most contentious topics elected members deal with is trees. This week a decision was made at our council meeting to honour a legal covenant made between the Tilby family and council. The legal...

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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Sideline Sid watched two completely different sporting events last week, that both invoked passion for the games on the field of play and for the supporters on the sideline. Last week...

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Simon NeateMarketing AdministratorSport Bay of Plenty David Jaggs from Beyond Adventure Racing loves to get outside and explore new areas; and it was during a visit to TECT All Terrain Park a few years ago that he thought, “This would be...

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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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