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Winston Peters is returning to his old stomping ground. He'll be talking to a free public meeting at the Matua Hall, at 110 Levers Rd on Friday, June 24, from 7pm. The New Zealand First leader will apply the theme ‘It's common sense'...

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A total of $73.9 million will be invested into the most dangerous roads in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato. The investment is part of the $600m Safer Roads and Roadsides Programme which will see safety improvements made on more than 90 high-risk sites...

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Prime Minister John Key is in Tauranga today looking at local businesses demonstrating an adaptive approach to working. He spoke to journalists after inspecting progress on Mount Maunganui Intermediate's new classrooms.  John Key visiting Trustpower...

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Increasing numbers of foreign tourists are behind a huge boost in tourism income, according to figures released by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment. New monthly regional tourism estimates show the tourism spend for the Bay of Plenty...

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Finance Minister Bill English has put the kibosh on the hopes of parents wanting to stay at home with their newborn for 26 weeks. On Thursday the Deputy Prime Minister exercised his powers of financial veto ahead of the third reading of the Parental...

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Councils need to work with the Government to free up more land to help the housing concerns in Bay of Plenty, says Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller. In a speech to the Papamoa Progressive Association last night, Todd says though regional growth is welcomed,...

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Four Tauranga Moana Iwi entities have formed a new partnership to support a proposal for the purchase and management of the Housing NZ portfolio in Tauranga. Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Ranginui, Ngai Te Rangi Settlement Trust and Te Rūnanga o Ngai Te Rangi...

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Record profits announced by BP New Zealand today feeds suspicion that motorists are being rorted over petrol prices according to the Opposition. “Middle New Zealand knows it isn't getting a fair go over petrol prices“ says Labour's...

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There are concerns the national game is becoming elitist and out of reach for thousands of fans. And Tauranga list MP Clayton Mitchell wants the Government to step in to ensure top level rugby, the All Blacks, remain accessible to heartland support. The...

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A new national campaign highlighting the signs of a stroke and the need to act quickly is being welcomed by Health Minister Jonathan Coleman. Strokes effect around 9000 and kills more than 2500 Kiwis each year – making it the third largest killer...

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