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Andrew von DadelszenFormer Regional Councillor Feedback from my first editorial was our Bay of Plenty Regional Council was indignant I said they received about $40m in dividend income from the 73,687,536 shares owned by Quayside Holdings (their...

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Jane NeesBOP Regional Councillorwww.janenees.co.nz The Bay of Plenty Regional Coastal Environment Plan is a statutory document which sets objectives, policies and rules for the development and use of the coastal environment. Following a review...

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Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz Last week Social Development Minister Anne Tolley announced that the number of teen parents on a benefit has nearly halved since 2009. This is due in part to an improving economy and the creation of more...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor The re-birth of summer food markets has brought a sense of fun-filled adventures to different parts of our city. It brought the cheeky playfulness of the British sitcom ‘Last of the Summer Wine',...

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  Catherine StewartTauranga City Councillor The New Zealand Transport Agency is taking over Route K and the associated Tauranga City Council debt in July 2015. The road will have a name change and will be called the Takitimu Connection Toll...

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Andrew von DadelszenRegional Watchdog Tauranga city councillors say they want to reduce council's debt – but this is just a red herring. Debt is not the issue – cost escalation is. If they reduce staff, and become more efficient...

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Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP The Northland by-election has not only given Northland residents a second chance but the entire country. New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has been campaigning tirelessly around the very large electorate...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor Three big issues in Tauranga City Council's draft Long Term Plan eclipse all the other decisions we're proposing. The big issues are new infrastructure for growing suburbs, rates, and debt. The draft...

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Todd TalksBy Todd Muller Cyclone Pam left behind a trail of destruction for our Pacific Island neighbours as it took aim at our northern and east coasts. While we watched the wind pick up and the rain start to fall on Monday, our Civil Defence...

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  Catherine StewartTauranga City Councillor Tauranga City's draft Long Term Plan – or 10-year plan– has been adopted at the council meeting this week. Unlike other LTPs, there will not be a mailbox drop to all residents. Instead,...

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