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Four issues become immediately apparent from the column, Cowley's Confab, written by Tauranga City councillor Matt Cowley, (The Weekend Sun, February 20).First, we are told Tauranga City Council is focussed on growth, the budget, and its effectiveness...

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On February 26, Tauranga City Council's elected members will be at the Mount Library to listen to community views on the future of the land council owns at 384-410 Maunganui Rd.As part of the land is a park, they would like to be able to sell it...

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Are we such a gutless nation that we are not willing to entertain a minuscule risk to ourselves to put an end to the horrendous activities of Isis?When Germany invaded Poland in 1939 did the British say: “Let us not do anything to offend Hitler...

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Who governs this country? I thought that in a democracy we the citizens do. We have universal sufferage to elect members that respresent our interests in Parliament.In Parliament debates are held and votes taken to decide outcomes and actions.Not any...

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On behalf of the Heart Foundation, I'd like to offer my warm thanks to everyone who kindly gave up their time to volunteer for us during Heart Week, our annual appeal.  The Heart Foundation is a charity and we rely heavily on everyday Kiwis...

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Re: ‘What special privileges?' (The Weekend Sun, February 20).I give credit to Lyn Jarman for her queries about the petition at present circulating, concerning the status of the English language in NZ.But I think she may rest easy,  surprisingly,...

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Why does Gareth Morgan think he knows what's right for you and me?We have just spent more than a year fighting the battle to keep the Treaty of Waitangi out of the constitution, because it is just so wrong for NZ.It would be just like the gun law...

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Let's go one step further and pedestrianise the whole of main street, from roundabout to roundabout. There really is no need for traffic to use this section of road, shops have a service lane and there is plenty of parking all around.Even better...

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When is a footpath not a footpath? When it is a footpath in downtown Mount Maunganui? The footpath in the downtown the Mount is littered with tables, chairs and now walls.When did we lose our footpaths to greedy café owners? Can they not make any...

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Re: ‘Give English a hand up' (The Weekend Sun, February 5). I was interested to read about this petition. However, I'd like to know what special privileges Robin Bishop thinks te reo Maori is enjoying as a result of being made an official...

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