A safer New Zealand for women and families

Todd TalksBy Todd Muller The Government is working hard so women and children are safer in their communities – and in their homes. Our $500 million Safer Communities package, which Prime Minister Bill English and Police Minister Paula Bennett... Read More

TCC rates – why the poor pay more

Straight from city councilwith councillor Steve Morris Last week I shared with you the story of a senior couple living off national superannuation struggling to pay rates that are rising faster than inflation. I expressed my frustration that some... Read More

Funding a new iSite – are rates fair?

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris Last week at City Hall we discussed building a new and improved information centre combined with an iport cruise ship arrival building and public toilets to be located together... Read More

Poor law thwarts emergency housing app

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Finding solutions to short-term housing problems is being thwarted by the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. After discussions with local agencies and community groups on homelessness, one creative idea we've... Read More

Better connectivity for New Zealanders

Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz Connectivity has become an essential part of modern life. High quality internet makes a difference to the way we run our local businesses, with access to the digital economy and greater commercial opportunities. In... Read More

Public transport is our number one priority

Andrew von DadelszenCurrent BOP Regional Councillor In January I laid out my priorities as a regional councillor. My first priority is to improve our public transport system in Tauranga. There is widespread support for this, and already there have... Read More

Oars in the water for Kiwis

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Freddie Mercury could have been singing about this blue government, when he recorded ‘Another One Bites The Dust'. Jo Goodhew, from the Rangitata electorate, has thrown in the towel – or thrown... Read More

Transport reality and non-elected appointments

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris Last week I discussed the wishful myth held by a number of officials and elected representatives of our sub-region that buses and walking are the immediate answer to congestion... Read More

Looking to the future

Todd TalksBy Todd Muller The world has changed drastically during the last 12 months, and whether we like it or not New Zealand will be affected by this. We can't bury our heads in the sand; we need to be ready for the challenges and opportunities... Read More

Fix Tauranga transport

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP We want the tolls gone from Route K, a full investigation into the future mobility of Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty, including light rail, trams, and improved bus services. We will also be holding this blue... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should female hygiene products, such as tampons and sanitary pads, be subsidised?

Only partially

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