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The 15th MP tasked with rebuilding the Labour Party after a disastrous 2014 general election will be unveiled this afternoon. At 2pm, Labour Party president Moira Coatesworth will announce the new leader after a four-week nationwide tour of the four candidates. David...

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Maori aspirations for a ward seat on Tauranga City Council have been knocked back for another six years thanks to a unanimous vote against the recommendation from the Tangata Whenua committee. Mayor Stuart Crosby says the current good relations are a...

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More than 50 iwi leaders and advisers are expected to attend the Iwi Chairs Forum being held in Tauranga later this month. It will be hosted by the three Tauranga Moana Iwi – Ngai Te Rangi, Ngati Ranginui and Ngati Pukenga – and will bring...

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City councillors are in training this weekend aheadof  Monday's mammoth council meeting - the biggest of the year so far. Unlike most gatherings, Monday's meeting is expected to take up most of the day with a morning and afternoon session. Items...

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Former Bay of Plenty MP Tony Ryall's move into post-Parliament life has seen him land a job at major law firm Simpson Grierson. Resigning from politics at this year's general election, Tony will join the law firm as its head of the public...

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Former city councillor Clayton Mitchell has told city councillors he will be advising on Tauranga's roading issues in parliament. Speaking in the public forum this week, Clayton promised to continue working on behalf of the city over the 15th Avenue...

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Bay of Plenty schools face a nervous wait as the Ministry of Education rolls out its recalculated decile rating changes which could impact on future budgets. For the next 10 days the Ministry of Education is contacting schools nationwide to let them know...

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Tauranga City Council is set to spend $143,486 in an attempt to fend off future amalgamation ventures. In the wake of developer Paul Adams' proposed merger of Tauranga City and the Western Bay of Plenty, the council is investing the six-figure sum...

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Tauranga City Councillors are being asked to include a Maori seat in the 2016 city council elections. The request from the Tangata Whenua Collective was recently endorsed by the council Tangata Whenua Committee for a decision this week. A positive decision...

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Tauranga City Councillors are debating spending $143,000 to join another regional government club today. Participating councils in The Local Government Futures Project include those with all or part of their territory in the Bay of Plenty region. Councillors...

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