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This year's Budget investment in health, housing and infrastructure is something Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller believes will further underpin a “booming” Bay of Plenty. Finance Minister Bill English announced his eighth budget yesterday...

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Treasury's latest forecasts show rising surpluses and falling debt as the Government maintains its careful management of public spending, Finance Minister Bill English says. “This is our eighth Budget and the books are in good shape. Bill...

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// National MP and Finance Minister Bill English is set to release the 2016 Budget this afternoon and SunLive will keep you up to date with live streaming from Parliament. Leading up to today's announcement, the Government has been drip-feeding...

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Finance Minister Bill English will deliver the 2016 Budget at 2pm today. Ahead of this afternoon's announcement, Bill has already said that “because of some growth in the economy the Crowns accounts are in good order ahead of the release of...

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Two Bay of Plenty iwi who were "virtually stripped of all their lands, could now start to rebuild culturally, environmentally and economically", says Te Ururoa Flavell. The Minister of Māori Development's comments come following the second reading...

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A pot of gold has been placed at the end of the rainbow. And Tauranga MP Simon Bridges believes it might be exactly what the city needs to get the museum project off the ground, or at least to find some of the millions required. It's the Government's...

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New Zealand first MP Clayton Mitchell is meetin with Te Puke kiwifruit orchardists to see if accommodation for kiwifruit workers can be used for some of Tauranga's homeless. Yesterday's meeting follows one earlier this week with Tauranga mayor...

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If Auckland housing spreads onto Pukekohe's elite growing soils, Kiwi households will have to rely on expensive imported vegetables. That's the warning from HortNZ natural resources manager Chris Keenan, who is worried the true cost of uncontrolled...

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MPs from a little known government committee were blown away by the scale of the kiwifruit industry and level of technology being used, says their host Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller. Todd, a former Apata Group CEO before turning to politics, took members...

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Tauranga's Clayton Mitchell is backing New Zealand First leader Winston Peters' call for tougher sentencing of foreign drivers causing fatal crashes. Clayton told SunLive he had a “problem” with the growing number of fatalities...

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