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As my mother taught me: “If you haven't got something nice to say, say nothing”. I wish the people moaning about the Royals had been taught that.I love the Royals and you only have to look at the happy faces of New Zealanders young and...

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How sad that some letter contributors have nothing much to write except complaints about anything and everything.News over the last couple of weeks has been centred around the royal visit. Personally I am very fond of the royal family, and feel Wills,...

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New Zealand is number one in personal freedom in the world. Great, however, I can't shout a beneficiary relative a trip to Australia because they would have their benefit stopped. Nice one Paula.A Bourne, Bethlehem.

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Last week I was looking for a place to hold a small public demonstration. I phoned the management of a local shopping mall.“If we don't approve of your message”, she said, “we'll call the police and have you moved on”.“Is...

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It is not in the best interests of New Zealanders to become a republic because they will definitely lose all their human rights. They currently have legal protection of their rights under the Magna Carta and the Monarchy. The obvious truth is being hidden...

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Margaret Hills (‘Silly choice for old i-Site', The Weekend Sun, April 11) is correct with her comments about the use of the old Mount Maunganui i-Site. The only purpose for this site should be to reinstate it as an information centre.It is...

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Something has to be done about the destructive nature of the Tauranga City Council and its interference in businesses trying to make our city a more vibrant and more attractive place to live and visit.Just recently there has been the debacle concerning...

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Correspondent Barry Walker raises some very good arguments against installing energy-saving light bulbs.Some time ago, we converted to LED throughout the house, reducing from 1100 watts to 75 watts overall, a massive reduction.“Brilliant you may...

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The Western Bay of Plenty District Council has proposed ratepayers throughout the Western Bay pay extra on their rates to fund a $65,000 handout for one year to service the $550,000 loan, guaranteed by the council in 2011.And that only represents half...

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Workplace safety history is being made on the SH29 Kaimai Ranges roadworks sites at Ruahihi and Ngamuwahine Rd.Recently at Ruahihi the unthinkable – roadworks cones arranged in a row spaced so tightly they were touching one another.This reckless...

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