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Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz I attended the Bay of Plenty Young Fruit Grower awards on Wednesday evening. After a day of competitive events, the winner was announced at a gala dinner at Mills Reef Winery. Congratulations to all of...

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Catherine StewartTauranga City Councillor Council is seeking your feedback and ideas on resolving issues with our current building in the CBD. I will consider all submissions and options including building something to house staff outside of the...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor Dear next Mayor of Tauranga.Congratulations, you're the Mayor of New Zealand's fifth largest city. The city's growth will create many opportunities for the region, and will no doubt cause you...

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Andrew von DadelszenFormer Regional Councillor My last editorial I looked at migration levels. This week I want to look at our refugee numbers. For the last 30 years we have accepted 750 refugees into New Zealand annually. On top of that we then...

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Todd TalksBy Todd Muller My recent electorate survey results are very clear – people are welcoming the growth of the region and the significant lift in employment. But they recognise such strong growth will bring challenges – and housing,...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor Hopefully you'll hear a lot about Tauranga City Council's civic heart project during the next month or so. It's really important you share your feedback with us – check out council's...

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Jane NeesBOP Regional Councillorwww.janenees.co.nz I'm always disappointed at the low voting turnout in local body elections. I'm never sure if people don't know who to vote for, don't think it is important to vote –...

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Catherine StewartTauranga City Councillor Council is seeking your feedback and ideas regarding the city's rubbish and waste. There are opportunities to recycle and compost more. Worm bins are a great way to reduce waste by utilising food...

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Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz Education Minister Hekia Parata's announcement last week at Welcome Bay School that the National-led Government is investing more than $20 million in school property in the region is great news...

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Catherine StewartTauranga City Councillor Tourism Bay of Plenty is looking at building a new iSite at Mount Maunganui. Looking back, the elected members of the day were unaware Tourism BOP wanted to close the old iSite at the Mount. There was no...

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