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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz While many facets of life over the ditch are the same as New Zealand – sports fans in Australia enjoy a major advantage when it comes to watching live sport on the box. With live...

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Ruth StanleyCommunity Netball ManagerNetball Waikato Bay of Plenty Zone Netball is the most played sport for females in New Zealand and interestingly the sport more girls would like to play. Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty supports community netball...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder Slightly unbelievable from the depths of winter in New Zealand – but it not always warm in Queensland. Brisbane recorded its coldest morning in 103 years on July 13, 2014, with low temperatures also being felt...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor Council looked at how we can support Tauranga's retail sector this week. The first topic we discussed was helping retailers in the city centre. There are many challenges facing retailers across the country...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz We are confident. It's official. Tauranga MP Simon Bridges has checked, and we are definitely confident. For sure.Eighty per cent of people surveyed are either the same or feeling better than a...

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Todd TalksBy Todd Muller Family violence is one of those issues that elicits a singularly strong reaction from many in NZ. It is unacceptable, and those who perpetrate violence against others, particularly those who should be closest to them, require...

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Dazz SwitallaFlavour SecretsNo.1 The Strand Chef www.no1thestrand.co.nz Sometimes situations beyond your control develop – and the stress just gets to you.Then you're grumpy in the morning until your first cup of coffee, after tossing...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz We are confident. It's official. Tauranga MP Simon Bridges has checked, and we are definitely confident. For sure.Eighty per cent of people surveyed are either the same or feeling better than a...

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Scott SimpsonCoromandel MP I'm very glad my recent trip in an ambulance was just for dramatic effect. I was stretchered into a function by Katikati St John Ambulance staff to launch a fundraising campaign for their new building. They need...

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Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz Regional New Zealand has led our country out of the global financial crisis with almost every region showing strong growth, and most with a lower unemployment rate than Auckland. Bay of Plenty, Gisborne,...

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Independent viewsBy Brendan Horan Last week I wrote an SOS to ‘Save Our Seniors'. This week I send out another SOS to ‘Save our Shores'. A critical asset for Tauranga is our beaches and harbour. Many claim it to be our primary...

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Ian McLeanGreen SceneSpokesperson for the Green Party Our environment had a couple of small wins recently. Although, you can hold off on the celebrations. There is a long way to go. First, some sensible heads in the Senate stopped the Australian...

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Local Labourwith Rachel Jones Hardeep Singh's story about being fired after whistle-blowing on dodgy practices in the kiwifruit industry comes as no surprise. Just last week I met another Indian orchard worker, who described serious exploitation...

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  Catherine StewartTauranga City Councillor The Community Development Committee was held in Matua this week, with about 50 people and staff attending. Resident Phil Hanson spoke in the Public Forum regarding a boardwalk proposal, around the...

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Ariki TibbleSchool Sport Team LeaderSport Bay of Plenty It's a common misconception that the purpose of developing a child's fundamental movement skills is about developing future professional sports people. The truth is very few people...

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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz With the Baywide rugby competition reaching the business end of the season, over the ditch Sideline Sid looks forward to each Sunday to catch up with the results on SunLive. With Western...

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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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Dazz SwitallaFlavour SecretsNo.1 The Strand Chef www.no1thestrand.co.nz The seasons have rolled around again and stocks of my tamarillo chutney need replenishing. It's a shame my three golden tamarillo trees haven't produced any fruit...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz The farce our race relations bureaucrats should be focussed onAnother wild week in the news business. Berserk weather, berserk politics and our esteemed royal family's bad boy clocks up more notoriety.How...

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