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Todd TalksBy Todd Muller Last week I attended the Young Innovators Awards – the pre-eminent local competition for school kids aged nine-18 here in the Bay. There were more than 300 applications and the winners were astounding. If...

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Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Trump and Clinton 2016, has shown US voters feeling so disillusioned with their democratic process that many are planning on not voting at all. Back in New Zealand we found out last week that in a number of...

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Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz Having access to quality internet is a vital part of modern life. It is something we have come to expect. It makes our personal lives more efficient and convenient, gives businesses immediate access to...

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Todd TalksBy Todd Muller If the Republican convention in Cleveland was typified by delegates who were white, older, angry and genuinely afraid for their country, the Democratic convention was where the rest of America turned up. It was everything...

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Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz More and more people are choosing to move to Tauranga and as the city's population grows it is important people have the opportunities to own their own home. We know Tauranga is a great place to...

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Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Increasing the required deposit for investors to 40% will only increase the gap between the working middle class and the rich. Investors with large property portfolios will have little trouble meeting the new...

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Todd TalksBy Todd Muller It's an absolute privilege to be over in the United States watching the Republican convention. I'm here as part of the New Zealand delegation to the International Democratic Union, a collective of centre right...

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Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz Even in the middle of winter, Tauranga is a stunning place. The temperatures may have dropped but people are still getting out and about. And it never ceases to amaze me how many people still take time...

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Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP This week, my thoughts are with the people of France, the United States, Turkey and the many other countries around the world suffering from violent assaults on innocent people.  Comparatively, we live...

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Todd TalksBy Todd Muller Last Sunday afternoon I popped in to the almost-completed Oropi Hall. Richard Somerfield, one of the many extraordinary locals who has driven this project, showed me around a series of warm rooms and large spaces that will...

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