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The Government is looking to introduce a cyberbullying bill to curb the growing incidence and its devastating effects. The Harmful Digital Communications Bill introduces a range of measures to address damaging online communications and ensure perpetrators...

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Pay rises for MPs will be pegged back so their salaries fall closer in line with changes to public sector salaries after the new law was passed in Parliament overnight. Under the Remuneration Authority Amendment Bill, the average annual percentage change...

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Te Puke residents and Western Bay Council are set to debate proposed changes, or a lack of them, to speed limits in the township after the NZ Transport Agency clarified it is leaving the final say to the two parties. Final submission numbers to Western...

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Tauranga is among 22 New Zealand cities holding rallies on Saturday to protest against the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. The Tauranga rally begins at 11am at The Edgewater Fan. Scenes from the earlier anti TPPA protest in November. Opposition...

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Measures to prevent Queensland fruit fly becoming established in New Zealand are underway on both sides of the Tasman, says Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy, who visited Tauranga yesterday. Nathan is working with Australian officials on import...

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Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller was backed by the National Party to the tune of $25,000 during his successful 2014 election campaign, while Tauranga MP and Transport Minister Simon Bridges relied on donations from the community. The National Party support...

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An urgent overhaul of the law governing pay increases for MPs is the right move according to Tauranga MP Clayton Mitchell. Yesterday the Government bowed to public pressure and will peg back pay rises for MPs by tying their salaries to those of the wider...

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Leanne Brown always harboured ambitions of running for Tauranga City Council at some point - it was just a matter of when the time was right. This week the current Bethlehem Town Centre marketing manager won a tight race for the vacant Mount/Papamoa Ward...

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Leanne Brown has been announced as the latest Tauranga City councillor after winning a tight race in the Mount/Papamoa Ward by-election. Voting results released this afternoon show Leanne received 3250 votes, just 42 more than former Labour candidate...

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A progress report on the Mount Maunganui/Papamoa by-election shows Leanne Brown in the lead by a slim margin of 32 votes, ahead of Clare Wilson. Leanne Brown (top right) and Clare Wilson (centre) are out in front in the Mt Maunganui/Papamoa by-election,...

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View of the Mount from Papamoa. Photo by Matt Rossiter. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz