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Monday, August 03, 2015

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Now that they’ve finally been unveiled on Tauranga’s waterfront, what do you think of the bronze Hairy Maclary sculptures?

Amazing! They look great and bring character to The Strand.
I suppose they are okay if you are a kid or a tourist.
They are a complete waste of space and money.
I genuinely do not care.
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Drug trade: How will the Trans-Pacific Partnership affect our costs?The much-discussed TTPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) will increase the cost of pharmaceutical drugs because the document to be signed disallows Pharmac (New Zealand's drug purchasing...

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I am wondering what is the point of the article in which Ellis Byers states ‘I am Maori.' (The Weekend Sun, July 24). Quite frankly, who cares? I can state that I, along with 85% of the population in New Zealand, I most definitely, am not...

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While I have great respect for the Maori people and their history, I have no desire to learn their language nor greet my friends with Maori words.It's not my culture and Ellis Bryers must understand that. Let the Maori enjoy their own culture but...

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I noticed a recent TV clip relating to a person attending our courthouse for sentence. His behaviour, both before and after, showed complete contempt for both the court and our city. Both before and after sentence he threw down a half smoked cigarette...

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I read the article by Hunter Wells in last week's issue describing the visit to the interesting Tauranga Museum collection which is kept in storage in an anonymous warehouse (The Weekend Sun, July 24).I agree with Hunter that it is scandalous to...

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I am writing this letter in reply to The Weekend Sun newspaper (July 17). Let me assure you I am not the sort of person who believes that people in the Shorts position should not be helped, normally I would want them to receive all help possible, but...

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Recently, TCC-ratepayers gave another $30m-odd to Bay Venues Ltd(BVL) swapping all debt/losses/more for shares. Now TCC says BVL's “commercially-viable”, “in surplus”? How can this be? Currently, TCC-ratepayers provide:-...

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I have recently moved to Tauranga and each day I am here I find many things to be thankful for. I enjoy reading community newspapers as they are filled with positive stories about people and events. However a seminar titled ‘Taking Your Competitors'...

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I recently spent two enchanting days cycling around Katikati. The weather was great and the scenery was just beautiful.While riding along the Uretara stream, on a perfect winter's day, I approached a strolling senior couple from behind and did my...

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We live in a wonderful world with magnificent technology, yet I am frequently amazed by how often we misuse it. People who design systems or whatever, fail to work out if they are useful and cost effective for the consumer.The latest one was by whatever...

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