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Wednesday, August 05, 2015

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Now that they’ve finally been unveiled on Tauranga’s waterfront, what do you think of the bronze Hairy Maclary sculptures?

Amazing! They look great and bring character to The Strand.
I suppose they are okay if you are a kid or a tourist.
They are a complete waste of space and money.
I genuinely do not care.
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Jen Riley,WBOP Recreation Advisor,Sport Bay of Plenty Play in the Bay is kicking into gear for the last half of the year. August is Move It month in, followed by promotion of the Western Bay of Plenty Activity Directory in September, Outdoors Month...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder The graph below shows details of the average daily maximum temperatures, called ‘afternoon', for Tauranga for July from 1913-2015. The temperatures for July 2015 was 14.1 degrees Celsius C , the coolest since...

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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. Cold mornings, short days and bulky clothes, that hide a multitude of sins, may...

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Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz It was fantastic to have the Prime Minister in town this week to open the Tauranga Eastern Link. One of the Government's seven Roads of National Significance, this is the largest roading project...

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Are you ready?with Leigh Elder This week's question: “What is about 1m-long, 10cm-wide, weighs less than a feather duster, can be used standing up, sitting or lying down, and provides you with a full body resistance workout?' It's...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz As if the flagging flag debacle wasn't enough nonsense for one year, we now have some well-paid clowns suggesting we change the national anthem. This has to be a case of ‘God Defend New...

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Jane NeesBOP Regional Councillorwww.janenees.co.nz The Minister of Local Government, Hon Paula Bennett, gave a very clear message to the local government sector at its conference last week. She thinks we should call time on the debates about how...

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Andrew von DadelszenFormer Regional Councillor Regional Councillor Jane Nees, in her editorial last week, posed the question “Where do we find the funds?” saying that Local Government has a major funding problem. Answer? No, it doesn't....

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor Thank you to those who shared their thoughts on how they want to be represented on Tauranga City Council. After considering all the feedback, the next election will continue the current make-up of elected members,...

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Catherine StewartTauranga City Councillor The format of last week's Community Connections meeting, held at Papamoa Library and Community Centre, was informal with areas around the community centre allocated to Papamoa Progressive Association,...

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Karen StantonActive Families AdvisorSport Bay of Plenty The Ministry of Health says a child needs sixty minutes of physical activity a day. This will help your child develop strong muscles, bones and joints, develop a healthy heart and lungs, maintain...

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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz If there was any doubt that rugby is the game of the Western Bay of Plenty, those doubts were well and truly put to bed last Saturday, when three Baywide Club Rugby Finals were played...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder Arctic sea ice extent for June 2015 averaged 11.0 million square kilometers,  the third lowest June extent in the satellite record. This is 920,000 square kilometers below the 1981 to 2010 long-term average of...

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Jane NeesBOP Regional Councillorwww.janenees.co.nz Local government has a major funding problem. Community expectations are increasing, government keeps on pushing more requirements onto local government without associated funding streams, costs...

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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. In the third and final column in my series on regulation of the beauty industry I would...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Interesting that the Nasa had to send a probe through space for 10 years to get to Pluto. Typical Americans, make a drama out of everything. I found Pluto in my lunch hour. Took a walk up Devonport...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor Congratulations to Jetstar. The airline is asking for regions to put their best pitch forward to attract their service – a low-cost subsidiary of Qantas – to fly in and out of NZ's regional...

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Catherine StewartTauranga City Councillor Last Tuesday, Tauranga City Council held a rebranded Community Connections meeting at Papamoa Library and Community Centre. To date, attendances have been poor – usually more staff than community...

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Todd TalksBy Todd Muller One of the things you quickly look forward to as a new MP is parliamentary recess, when you are not required to be in Wellington for a couple of weeks and can spend time in your electorate, and even occasionally get to...

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