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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz While June and July brings wet weather club rugby where rainwear and umbrellas are often the order of the day, it's also preparation time for the Bay of Plenty Steamers as they...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder   Last week most parts of New Zealand experienced extremely cold temperatures with night time temperatures of minus 20 degrees Celsius being recorded in inland parts of North Otago and South Canterbury –...

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Cherryl ThompsonDisability Sport AdvisorSport Bay of Plenty Disability Sport means specific sport for people with a physical disability or sport that includes disabled people. Whichever the case, the Bay of Plenty has many opportunities available...

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Todd TalksBy Todd Muller One the quirk of our modern lives is how time-poor we appear to be. We always seem to be rushing from one event to the next, diaries filled with personal and professional obligations. Like no other generation before, alternative...

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Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Let's face it, the Government loves to take credit – for anything and everything it can. The All Blacks won the World Cup? The Government accepts your gratitude. Births up? Deaths down? More or less...

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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. From coconut oil and kale to and buckwheat and blueberries, there is a plethora of...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Warning: This column contains crude references to the human digestive process; crass and immature discussions of everyday bodily functions, and phrases and imagery that some may find offensive. So please...

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Catherine StewartTauranga City Councillor I recently attended a National Volunteers Week Thank You morning organised by Volunteer Western Bay of Plenty. Volunteer Western Bay of Plenty manager Theo Ursum said there are about 1 million volunteers...

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Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz It is often said that a measure of a society is how it looks after its most vulnerable. The National-led government is committed to aiding our most vulnerable citizens, to improve their lives and those...

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Jane NeesBOP Regional Councillorwww.janenees.co.nz All around the world we are seeing wild weather. This has long been predicted as man's increasing impact on our world changes the balance in our atmosphere, oceans and climate. Sea levels are rising....

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor The Government's recent economic growth study told us what we already knew – as a region, we are good at growing stuff, building stuff, and moving stuff around. Our workforce has qualification levels...

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Art Beatwith Rosalie Crawford I attended the opening of Creative Tauranga's group exhibition Mid Winter Summer and met Lynne Dara, who is showing some of her pen and ink work. Lynne has been creating artwork for approximately 55 years and uses...

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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The arrival of winter always seems to crank up the intensity in the Bay of Plenty club rugby competitions. With just three rounds remaining in the Bayfair Baywide divisions before the...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder A 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 with the average...

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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. Brrr! The latest cold snap has us delving deep into our winter wardrobes. It's...

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Andrew von DadelszenFormer Regional Councillor Reading this week's news I was shocked to see Mark Cairns at the Port of Tauranga gets paid $1,464,000, and Vince Hawksworth at TrustPower gets $1,359,999. In my opinion these levels are obscene,...

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Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Sitting at the bay watching cargo ships sail away, I can't help but consider the billions of logs and timber they carry away to China, the United States and Australia, where our wood, once turned into...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Beautiful, crisp winter days in the wonderful city of Tauranga. Cool, but sunny, perfect for a walk downtown, catch a coffee and a bite of lunch or a glass of something. Don't be concerned about...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor During the next few weeks I'll outline key decisions in Tauranga City Council's Long Term Plan. This week I'm outlining the growing demand for sport venues. Our LTP focuses on ‘weekend...

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