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Labour leader Andrew Little, has announced a multi-billion dollar ‘three years free tertiary studies' for all Kiwis. Yet another ‘off the shelf' political promise.Better that he, as a hopeful government leader, set up a Royal Commission...

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Matakana Island Panepane Point's (200 hectares) debacle has nothing to do with cultural significance, or grievance claims, merely tribal interests yen to own land! Only on tribal radar in 2012 and was never on Waitangi claim's shopping list.Presumably,...

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Why do Western Bay and Te Puke councils kowtow to the wealthy?After all, it is the average ratepayer who votes them in to office.Recently, the so-called ‘bright laddies' from the council told us that because we had reduced the number of vehicles...

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I have just returned from a walk on Mount Main Beach. The high tide had swept right up to the edge of the dunes leaving the sand flat and firm. I walked between the glutinous white sludge deposited near the water's edge and the widespread stretch...

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There is much speculation about the future status of our country's freshwater.  There is also much to be concerned with on the proposed changes to the Resource Management Act. This has been clarified by Winston Peter's state-of-the-nation...

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Katikati, your A&P Show is on this Sunday, February 7. Please attend the show and make your voice heard very loudly on these subjects that severely affect you!The regional council and your local MP have tents – and the mayor is around too.Protest...

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A very big thank you to the person who handed in a British tourist's purse to the police on December 29. It contained four passports, plus money ready for the family's flight to Sydney the next day, so you can imagine the panic when they realised...

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In reference to a recent Rogers Rabbits in The Weekend Sun, the ‘Sensing Murder' TV series has one of this countries highest TV ratings and has returned as a popular series from public demand. So too were the world's two top-viewing...

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I don't know about anyone else, but I get fed up hearing about stupid, irresponsible, brain dead morons who use party drugs and alcohol to excess, then expect the health service to pick up the pieces. All the resources it takes to treat them –...

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To quote Donald Trump recently, when he said, “What the hell's going on?” and judging from her expression dressed in that feather cloak, Oprah Winfrey look as if she was thinking, “Where am I? Can this be a modern country, or am...

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