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Labour's housing spokesperson Phil Twyford is calling on the Government to declare a state of emergency over the nation's homelessness crisis.  “There are 42,000 people homeless and living in severe housing stress. It's time...

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The cross-party inquiry examining the deepening housing crisis in New Zealand is headed to Tauranga next weeks despite efforts by the Government to derail the initiative. The Opposition's Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says the country is clamouring...

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The Strengthening Safety Service has helped 2637 victims of family violence and their families since it was introduced in October 2014. The free service involves approved providers identifying victims' needs via phone or face-to-face meetings to...

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The battle for a day to commemorate the New Zealand Wars has been won - now, all they need to do is set a date best suited for the celebrations. Discussions about a date for the new holiday are ongoing. Photo: Supplied "One of the things they are asking...

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The government decision to sell off Tauranga state houses is being resisted by State Housing Action Inc, which is demanding a judicial review of the decision. It's in response to the government's announcement that the preferred buyer for State...

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Janet Peters, a Tauranga registered psychologist and policy adviser, is throwing her hat in the ring for a seat on the Bay of Plenty District Health Board. In announcing her intention to contest the upcoming board election, Janet says she feels excited...

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Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai visit to the region has been a fruitful one with the leader wanting to emulate how local and central authorities work along side each other says the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. The Prime Minister accompanied by the...

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Cabinet has approved changes to the Kiwifruit Export Regulations that will allow for closer shareholding alignment with production, update the definition of Zespri's core business and provide the regulator Kiwifruit New Zealand (KNZ) with a broader...

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Is it the real positive for Tauranga and the wider Bay of Plenty that the Government would have us believe? Or is it a “kick in the guts for the city's homeless” as the opposition suggests. A totoal of 1124 state houses in Tauranga are...

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The New Zealand political spectrum is relatively narrow compared to America, according to Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller. Todd is set to talk about his recent travels to both the American Republican Party and Democratic Party conventions at an open meeting...

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