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Adding a star rating system to unhealthy food in New Zealand won't deter people from buying fizzy drinks, eating sweets or buying takeaway.They won't make a difference and will likely be another money-waster.The question is why taxpayers or...

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Far too many people complain about our public health system. I think it's time they received well-earned praise. I recently spent eight days in Tauranga Hospital's Ward 3C after surgery.I'd like to thank the amazing nurses who cared...

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This month Route K tolls were increased to $2 for cars and $5 for trucks.This decision was made by Tauranga City Council's elected members on February 17 on the advice of a council report, which among other things, stated: “the new toll rates...

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Congratulations to Dennis Beach ‘Life or death for club' (The Sun, July 11) in his foresight to start a new coffin-making club in Katikati.Being an 81-year-old pensioner, with the loss of my wife in November 2013 I found the cost of the funeral...

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It is barely 12 months since the last Tauranga City Council ‘organisational review' in June 2013.Now we have another CEO-created “massive restructure, unveiled” this month.What does all of this mean?The aim of the council CEO-led...

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The National Party's present high standing in pre-election media reports is proof of the majority of New Zealanders' lack of awareness of shabby treatment this party has produced in six years.This includes the broken promises, like abolition...

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The National Party's present high standing in pre-election media reports is proof of the majority of New Zealanders' lack of awareness of shabby treatment this party has produced in six years.This includes the broken promises, like abolition...

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I don't expect left party candidates to agree openly, but the reality is all centre left and left Tauranga candidates' primary goal is to wave the flag for the party vote - not for the local candidate vote.At the Labour Party Congress, even...

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R Stewart writes “people are fed up with the political system. It worked in the past but isn't now”"The New Zealand Independent Coalition agrees with you Mr Stewart.Your statements are reflected throughout our philosophy and polices.Party...

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With all the promises made for Tauranga during the years, if kept, we'd have a vibrant city - like in the days of Tauranga Borough Council - and up-to-date amenities.Instead, we get promises that are worthless and never kept. I've often thought...

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