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Following complaints from residents about overcrowded footpaths being ‘littered with tables and chairs’ in downtown Mount Maunganui, how would you solve the problem?

Remove parking bays and make the pavements wider
Pedestrianise the whole area
Leave it alone. Its a lot of fuss over nothing
Make cafe owners and restaurateurs pay extra for use of the footpaths
Ban outdoor tables and chairs completely

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Fine weather for back to school

Posted at 2:07pm Monday 28 Jan, 2013 | By Zoe Hunter

School children and teenagers will go back to school this week in sunny conditions according to MetService.

School children and teenagers will go back to school in hot weather.

Temperatures higher than 20 degrees are predicted for Tauranga city from today until Sunday with tomorrow forecast to be the hottest day of the week at 26 degrees.

Media and Communications Meteorologist Daniel Corbett says the large anticyclone currently sitting over New Zealand will continue to give fine and settled weather to most of the country this week.

"The fine and sunny weather will stay with us, because the upper level winds that steer weather systems are currently stuck or blocked over New Zealand.

“It's a bit like an immovable rock in a fast flowing stream." 

Daniel says as with every high, there will be some cloud around the fringes with the fresh easterly flow in the far north continuing to bring a few showers to the east coast from Northland to Coromandel. 

“These showers should drift further south to Gisborne around mid-week. There will also be a good easterly swell to north-eastern coasts.”

Fire services are urging people to be careful when they are lighting fires with the recent lack of rain around much of New Zealand making the fire danger extremely high for many provinces.



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