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Todd TalksBy Todd Muller People should feel safe at home with their family. For most of us, this is the reality. Sadly, for some of us, it is not. For some people home is a place of terror. Half of New Zealand's homicides are family...

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Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP At Thursday night's opening of our new Tauranga electorate office, the Rt. Hon Winston Peters' speech also opened the door to a radical overhaul of the Tauranga Transport network: No more tolls on Route K, and...

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Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz Here in the Bay, we love getting outdoors and spending time with nature. From exploring native species in our beautiful forests to scaling mountain ranges in our world-famous national parks, getting outside...

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Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Local Tauranga student Jake Hoffart spends his weekends baiting and catching possums – and turning a profit from it. Being one of countless Kiwis who spend their free time out in it, Jake understands full...

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Todd TalksBy Todd Muller Aren't the AIMS Games extraordinary? More than 9000 intermediate children from across New Zealand,competing in over 20 sporting and performance activities, cheered on by increasingly weary but reliably supportive...

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Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz One of the highlights of my job as a local MP is visiting schools. We have some great young minds and it is important that we nurture them to the best of their ability. I love visiting the schools we...

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Todd TalksBy Todd Muller Last week I attended the Young Innovators Awards – the pre-eminent local competition for school kids aged nine-18 here in the Bay. There were more than 300 applications and the winners were astounding. If...

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Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Trump and Clinton 2016, has shown US voters feeling so disillusioned with their democratic process that many are planning on not voting at all. Back in New Zealand we found out last week that in a number of...

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Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz Having access to quality internet is a vital part of modern life. It is something we have come to expect. It makes our personal lives more efficient and convenient, gives businesses immediate access to...

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Todd TalksBy Todd Muller If the Republican convention in Cleveland was typified by delegates who were white, older, angry and genuinely afraid for their country, the Democratic convention was where the rest of America turned up. It was everything...

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