Water donations and blue obfuscations

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Here are some facts and you can draw your own conclusions: Land Information Minister Mark Mitchell says there is no “big buy-up” of New Zealand land by foreigners. Last year foreign buyers bought... Read More

Talking about the future

Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz So many positive things are going on here in Tauranga and the wider Bay of Plenty. Last week I was able to meet with representatives from both Kiwi Produce Ltd and Zespri, companies at the top of their... Read More

Regional council to the rescue?

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris During the last few weeks I've discussed how Tauranga City Council can reduce rates for homeowners by adjusting the rating system, which is under our control. You may have... Read More

Women in business

Todd TalksBy Todd Muller As many of you will have seen, on March 8 we celebrated International Women's Day. While this is a great opportunity for our community not only to celebrate our wives, mothers and sisters, and to discuss the issues... Read More

PM’s tough talk time-wasting

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP New Zealanders respect a brave politician, who's willing to make a tough – or even unpopular – call for the greater good. What Kiwis think of someone who is trying to pretend to do so, remains... Read More

Questions to the Prime Minister

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP More revelations from the Ministry of Thin Air. This must be this blue government's most valuable department, as it appears to be the first port of call for answering tricky or uncomfortable questions. This... Read More

Tourism a huge contributor

Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz Every year tourists flock to Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty. We wave at them as they come and go on cruise ships, we share our Mauao walking tracks with them and we encourage them to enjoy our beaches... Read More

Debt and the billion-dollar blunder

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris You may ask why doesn't Tauranga have a museum or some of the other feel-good things a modern city has? The answer is simple – infrastructure. Building a city out... Read More

What’s in a name?

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Things are clearly not going so well in New Zealand at the moment. Income inequality, lack of housing, hyper-immigration, and reports that one third of our waterways are so polluted that it would not be safe... Read More



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