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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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Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP The Government has finally acknowledged the housing crisis. A crisis created by the irresponsible approach this Government has taken towards immigration and housing. A crisis not inevitable, but due to the Government's...

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Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz While the Brexit vote and the Australian election have made for a fascinating last couple of weeks for political junkies like me, some people have raised concerns about the possible impact of all this...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor Thanks to all those who people who have contributed to many conversations during the last three years by contacting me either in person, or by phone, email or social media. Some of my highlights during my first...

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Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP This last week has seen Britain make a bold democratic decision. Brexit – the public referendum to leave the E.U. – is the latest in a long history of decisions with far-reaching consequences from...

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Todd TalksBy Todd Muller At a conference in 1992 I met Dyfrig Ellis, a passionate Welshman and teacher, who has become a dear friend over the years.  He's a school teacher in an all Welsh-speaking school. Dyfrig is a passionate advocate...

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Catherine StewartTauranga City Councillor Taurang City Council has adopted the 2016/2017 Annual Plan setting average rates increase at 2.2 per cent for next year. This council has experienced the lowest interest rates on borrowings that I can ever...

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Andrew von DadelszenFormer Regional Councillor Tauranga City councillors seem to think hiding capital asset decisions and ownership – for example, the proposed rebuild of the city centre – in Council Controlled Organisations is the...

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