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A brief visit to a Tauranga community hit by housing woes proved an eye-opener for Labour Party leader Andrew Little, as he attempts to apply pressure on the government to address “fundamental” housing issues. As part of his whirlwind stop...

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Labour Party leader Andrew Little is in town for the day and has spiralling rents, homelessness and job creation in his sights. In his first official visit as leader of the opposition, Andrew will share his time between Tauranga Business leaders and a...

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A Tauranga medical officer is backing New Zealand's decision not to follow Australia's benefit crack down on parents refusing to vaccinate their children. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott this week announced the federal government's...

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The Labour Party is calling for the sacking of Tauranga MP and Transport Minster Simon Bridges following allegations that he breached Cabinet guidelines by receiving advice on the Northland by-election bridges pledge. Labour leader Andrew Little has today...

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An $8.1 million cash injection into Papamoa's education system is set to boost two school rolls by more than 400 students in the coming years. In a pre-budget speech today, Prime Minister John Key announced that Golden Sands School and Papamoa College...

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Tauranga City councillors are being asked to go to the government to present concerns being expressed about the effects of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement on the people of the Bay of Plenty. Tracy Livingston from the Tauranga TPPA Action Group...

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Two Papamoa schools are in line to expand their facilities and classrooms after gaining a slice of a $244 million pre-budget promise. In a pre-budget speech today, Prime Minister John Key announced that Golden Sands School and Papamoa College are part...

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Tauranga's New Zealand First MP Clayton Mitchell is backing the Returned and Services Association's opposing stance on a $26million flag referendum, labelling it a “slap in the face” to all the Anzac forces that served and sacrificed...

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Mayor of London Boris Johnson is being credited for Tauranga MP and Transport Minister Simon Bridges' new twice-yearly People's Question Time in Tauranga. “I was literally walking the underground with my three-year-old son round my neck...

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An “exciting” new training consortium to encourage young Maori and Pasifika to become qualified in trades has been rolled out in the Bay of Plenty this week. It aims to bring together education expertise, student support and employment prospects,...

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