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  Clare WilsonLocal Labour It's winter, well and truly. My electricity bill arrived online this week, and I gasped out loud. While the number-crunchers debate the level of power price increases in New Zealand, the reality for the bill-payers...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor Parking was the hot topic during Council's meeting on Wednesday, which went longer than anyone expected. The first issue was our submission on the resource consent to keep the Rena wreck parked on Astrolabe Reef. We've...

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Independent viewsBy Brendan Horan This is yet another SOS from the NZ Independent Coalition – we have a number of initiatives to save our students. First will be an overhaul of Studylink, to remove the frustrating bureaucracy our students...

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Ian McLeanGreen SceneSpokesperson for the Green Party Some alternative approaches to education policy are emerging in the lead-up to this general election. We have proposals for both top-down and bottom-up approaches to supporting teaching expertise. The...

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  Catherine StewartTauranga City Councillor It's great to see the Otumoetai Schoolhouse arrived safely at the Historic Village on Monday morning. The green and white building fits in well with surrounding buildings, both colour-wise...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor Council looked at how we can support Tauranga's retail sector this week. The first topic we discussed was helping retailers in the city centre. There are many challenges facing retailers across the country...

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Todd TalksBy Todd Muller Family violence is one of those issues that elicits a singularly strong reaction from many in NZ. It is unacceptable, and those who perpetrate violence against others, particularly those who should be closest to them, require...

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Scott SimpsonCoromandel MP I'm very glad my recent trip in an ambulance was just for dramatic effect. I was stretchered into a function by Katikati St John Ambulance staff to launch a fundraising campaign for their new building. They need...

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Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz Regional New Zealand has led our country out of the global financial crisis with almost every region showing strong growth, and most with a lower unemployment rate than Auckland. Bay of Plenty, Gisborne,...

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Independent viewsBy Brendan Horan Last week I wrote an SOS to ‘Save Our Seniors'. This week I send out another SOS to ‘Save our Shores'. A critical asset for Tauranga is our beaches and harbour. Many claim it to be our primary...

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