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Monday, August 03, 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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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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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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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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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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Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP The large number of foreign investors buying up New Zealand properties is creating an entire generation of Kiwis unable to buy their own home – ever. With so many Kiwis being pushed into the rental market,...

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