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Offering to mentor your competition 16 months out from the Local Body Elections would have most people scratching their heads. Unless you are Tauranga City councillor Matt Cowley, who views it as the perfect solution to re-engaging Tauranga's younger...

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Property, it's one of Tauranga's hottest topics of debate. Nationwide, plans to bolster the tax rules on property transactions are giving residents a chance to delve into the issue. Tauranga MP Simon Bridges urges the public to offer feedback...

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Transport Minister and Tauranga MP Simon Bridges is refuting Dr Ian McLean's claim that the government is pressuring KiwiRail into buying diesel locomotives. KiwiRail is looking for replacement locomotives for the electric EF engines that haul freight...

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Telling someone to ‘Go jump in the lake' is illegal after today – because as an incitement to suicide it is outlawed under The Harmful Digital Communications Bill. Last night the bill passed its third and final reading 116 votes to five,...

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Placard wielding protesters gathered at the Edgewater Strand rail crossing at midday to highlight a “looming mistake” they say the Government is about to make. According to protesters, the Government is pressuring KiwiRail to buy diesel powered...

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A number of policies coming into effect today will put more money into the pockets of Tauranga families. This is the message from Tauranga MP Simon Bridges. “Around 38,000 children under the age of 13 in the Bay of Plenty will have access to free...

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All under-13s in the Bay of Plenty will be eligible for free GP visits starting tomorrow. The Government announced the extension of the ‘zero fees' scheme for under-sixes in last year's budget meaning all children under 13 are now eligible...

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One of two Western Bay of Plenty real estate developments being fast tracked through the government's special housing scheme may be the first mixed development of its kind, according to Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller. Housing Minister Nick Smith announced...

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Two special housing areas catering for 210 new homes in Tauranga have been approved by Cabinet. With Cabinet approval resource consent for housing in the Papamoa and Ohauiti areas can be fast tracked, says Housing Minister Nick Smith. The new and existing...

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The Automobile Association is expecting an influx of Bay of Plenty motorists rushing to relicense their vehicles come Wednesday. Depending on the type of vehicle, ACC levies on car registrations will drop by an average of 41 per cent, along with levies...

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