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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor Tauranga's city centre looks a lot different today from when it was first born in the 1800s. Back then, the skinny peninsular that it sits on was perfect for ships to park up next too. This was back when...

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Catherine StewartTauranga City Councillor Tauranga City Council's elected members have been discussing the Annual Plan. We recently received a request from Tauranga Hockey Centre at Blake Park for $600,000 for additional hockey facilities. The...

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Scott SimpsonCoromandel MP In March we will have the final referendum about whether we change our flag. Coromandel people have strong views and they like to express them. I was pleased in the first referendum that Coromandel had the highest North...

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Jane NeesBOP Regional Councillorwww.janenees.co.nz Tauranga City, Western Bay of Plenty District and Bay of Plenty Regional councils are working together with iwi and the wider community to care for land, water, and wildlife in the Te Awanui Tauranga...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor Did you know that 90 per cent of physical exercise done by New Zealanders is on man-made facilities? Whether it's riding on a cycleway, swimming in pools, or kicking a ball in a park, councils play a massive...

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Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Tauranga is quickly becoming a large cosmopolitan city, with people from all over the globe choosing to settle here. The food, music and other traditions they bring with them enrich our culture and our lives. However,...

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Jane NeesBOP Regional Councillorwww.janenees.co.nz I have been fortunate to have spent time on the water this summer and have seen first-hand council maritime staff visiting popular water recreation spots to provide advice and information on our...

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Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP It is more than ironic that National have determined to sign the international trade agreement that strips away New Zealand's sovereignty just before Waitangi Day. The current Prime Minister clearly stated...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor It seems like more locals are enjoying a ‘stay-cation' during the festive season, where locals and visitors celebrate the start of the New Year together. The city was humming with all the popular...

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Todd TalksBy Todd Muller It's been a big year for our land-based industries, particularly those in the Bay, where kiwifruit and avocados have booth had strong seasons. I can recall being a young leader (to the extent you could say I was either)...

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