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Latest benefits figures show 423 fewer claimants in the Tauranga District in the September quarter compared to the same time last year. BOP MP Todd Muller says the Western Bay of Plenty saw a decline of 185 people on benefits over the year. “Welfare...

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The BOP regional council has changed its name – for the third time. The regional council today announced it is adopting the Maori title Toi Moana as its official name to co-exist with its English language name. Regional Council Chairman Doug Leeder. Toi...

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John Key has moved to reassure concerned travellers about the cost of regional airfares in New Zealand. Speaking during a visit to Tauranga yesterday, the Prime Minister revealed he had chewed the ear of the national carrier over high prices. “Yes,...

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The Prime Minister is in Tauranga today and is adamant that New Zealand has not committed to contribute militarily to a war on terrorist jihadist group ISIS. John Key was in town to open the Bethlehem Birthing Centre. However, he was quizzed about NZ's...

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Babies and contemporary dance are on Prime Minister John Key's agenda when he visits Tauranga today. The visit begins with a visit to Brookfield Primary School before he opens Kidicorp owner Chloe Wright's $5 million Bethlehem Birthing Centre.   Prime...

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Former Labour chief David Cunliffe has withdrawn from the party's leadership race, and has backed Andrew Little to take the troubled party forward. In an address from his electorate office in Auckland, the 51-year-old today said his decision was...

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Tauranga MP Simon Bridges is quickly ruling out home town favouritism when it comes to road projects, but is keeping the door open on the Hairini underpass as the new Minister of Transport. Yesterday's parliamentary shake-up saw Simon promoted to...

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Tauranga MP Simon Bridges has been moved to the front rank of John Key's new government. As of this morning, Simon is promoted to Deputy Leader of The House and is the new Associate Minister of Justice and Minister of Transport. Tauranga MP Simon...

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A fellow political candidate is urging NZ First List MP Clayton Mitchell to retain his position as a Tauranga City councillor – saving ratepayers $69,000. NZ First List MP Clayton Mitchell outside Tauranga City Council. Photo by Bruce Barnard. Tauranga...

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Greenpeace activists disrupted Energy Minister – and National MP for Tauranga – Simon Bridges' opening speech at the Petroleum Summit in Auckland yesterday. Seven activists, displaying banners which read ‘No deep sea oil'...

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