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Catherine StewartTauranga City Councillor Councillors made several changes to the Draft Vegetation and Tree Management Policy this week before it went out for a three-week public consultation period. Elected members added Right to Appeal. This...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor When I stayed a night in Tauranga Hospital last year, I was amazed at how efficiently I moved between departments. I searched the internet and found many hospitals model themselves on other industries such as...

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Jane NeesBOP Regional Councillorwww.janenees.co.nz This week I attended a workshop on a research project that will update and improve projections of climate trends, variability and extremes across New Zealand out to 2100, based on the latest global...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor Councillors are currently gathering information to inform our decisions on the draft Long Term Plan in November. These decisions will be made in a series of public meetings. This week I've asked councillor...

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  Catherine StewartTauranga City Councillor The opening ceremony of the AIMS Games at the ASB Arena this week was a reminder of the organisation, passion, commitment and dedication required to bring an outstanding event to Tauranga. Vicky...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor Thanks for your feedback on my previous column. Part Two on ensuring council is as efficient as a business will be written in future weeks. In the meantime, I've asked councillor Steve Morris to share his...

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Jane NeesBOP Regional Councillorwww.janenees.co.nz I wonder how many of you are as fed up with the whole ‘Dirty Politics' saga as I am. I'm resorting to turning off the radio or changing TV channels to escape the relentless negativity...

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Jane NeesBOP Regional Councillorwww.janenees.co.nz If you have a garden you'll be very familiar with weeds and the way they can take over if not managed. However, they don't just affect our gardens – they also impact our native...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor No council can behave like a profitable business; let me tell you why. Businesses focus on a target market of likeminded customers. Councils are mandated to look after the best interest of the entire community...

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  Catherine StewartTauranga City Councillor During the Annual Plan submission process some concerns were raised by residents at the Mount regarding the use of toxic chemical sprays to kill off noxious weeds in the sand dunes, prior to replanting...

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