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Western Bay of Plenty District Council's CEO Tarris threw a lifeline to Omokoroa Future Focus attendees prior to Christmas when suggesting residents go away and consider things we could do without.Never such a proposition from staff or councillors...

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Auckland Mayor Len Brown's announced a rate increase of 9.9 per cent. Take notice Tauranga residents – the Auckland amalgamation to a super city was, at the time, predicted to bring reductions in administration etc costs and so the same for...

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Whenever winter appears out comes the free flu shots, for some. Some swear by the jab and have yearly shots, while others decline the offer - but every winter the flu shot offer becomes a community debate.This year the brochures have added, in very small...

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Re: ‘Let's fight for our democratic rights' (The Weekend Sun, June 26).Congratulations to letter author A McMillan of Tauranga City. I support your call to New Zealanders to wake up.Pressure to bear can win, unilateral solidarity and...

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My wife and partner Marja and I had the pleasure to attend the Bay of Plenty Export Awards held on June 26, as a guest of our client and engineering innovation award winner, Automation & Electronics.We've been to one or two of these functions before,...

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I'm sure there are many decent Maori who are thoroughly embarrassed by the greed and hypocrisy shown by some iwi. A case in point is the fact two iwi so far have accepted thousands of dollars in bribes from the owners of the Rena sunk on Astrolabe...

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Ngapuhi leader Sonny Tau's furtive taking of five New Zealand native kereru pigeon for consumption and then glibly apologising for this sacrilege beggars belief.Some of us are well aware that Northland Maori still hunt native pigeon as do Tuhoe...

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The Government is consulting on the flag, the defence white paper, and climate change.  The flag issue seems to be an attempt to distract us from something. The public has sent a clear message on the importance of this topic by ignoring public meetings....

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Re: New tertiary campus in Tauranga CBD. Is this a good thing or is this a bad thing?Hmmm...First off students don't have much cash to splash so they won't be helping the CBD businesses.Will the building have its own parking floors, which...

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The flag debate is a little premature. The flag is the symbol of sovereignty to which one swears allegiance. As we are regrettably, about to have our sovereignty signed away from us to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, we should adopt the TPPA...

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