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Jane NeesBOP Regional Councillorwww.janenees.co.nz Scientists say there is no longer any doubt the Earth's climate is warming. New Zealand temperature records show an increase of about one degree Celsius during the last 100 years, with the...

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Andrew von DadelszenFormer Regional Councillor Te Aranui Youth Trust is taking affirmative action to help our most vulnerable children. This trust works closely with our Police to help young at-risk children one at a time. These are children, who...

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Catherine StewartTauranga City Councillor Elected members agreed to major events funding of $7.725m during 10 years in the 2015-2025 Long Term Plan to attract new events to Tauranga. Staff are requesting an extra $371,000 in the Annual Plan to...

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Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz Finance Minister Bill English has delivered the National-led Government's eighth Budget. In a pre-Budget speech, Minister English indicated that this year would have a strong focus on investing...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor Our last budget before the elections was debated this week. I'll outline the decisions next week. The wide range of submissions from different parts of the city gave us a thumbs up in general, although...

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Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP It's time for the Government to integrate a system of transportation that includes buses and rail. Continuing their current archaic planning that only considers widening roads during the next one to three...

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Jane NeesBOP Regional Councillorwww.janenees.co.nz Our roads are a critical lifeline for our communities and our economy, but road accidents extract a terrible toll when things go wrong on the tarmac. Unfortunately, the road toll of crash fatalities...

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Matt CowleyTauranga City Councillor Last week I showed how Tauranga City Council is planning to invest more than $4 billion in hard infrastructure projects during the next 30 years for more housing and employment areas. This just includes roads,...

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Todd TalksBy Todd Muller Small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of our communities. A vast majority of enterprises in the Western Bay of Plenty employ 20 or fewer people.  Small business owners put their capital on the line...

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Catherine StewartTauranga City Councillor Affordable housing has been a challenge for generations. The demand for housing in Tauranga is soaring at the moment as many residents sell up their Auckland property and purchase a similar house here at...

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