Trialling new 1080 alternatives

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP New Zealand First has long campaigned on the need to trial alternatives to the use of 1080 poison, so we are excited to see Waiheke Island planning to be the first urban island in the world...... Read More

Farmers and growers to have their say

Simon Bridges National Party Leader If you have been following and contributing to National’s ‘Have Your Say’ Campaign, I would like to thank you for taking part. We had a great response...... Read More

Todd talks tax

Todd Talks By Todd Muller Whilst out and about in our community last week, a gentleman mentioned to me on his doorstep that he believes the government has a tax problem. While I agreed with him at the time, upon reflection my view...... Read More

Failing to plan is planning to fail

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris Councillors have been expressing the community’s frustration to NZTA (the government agency responsible for State Highways) regarding several projects...... Read More

The price of petrol

Angie Warren-Clark Labour MP There has been a lot of talk about the price of petrol recently. It’s clear to see that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is right when she says that New Zealanders are being fleeced by the petrol...... Read More

Successfully managing a growing city

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris Our population has reached 135,000, and is growing at 2.5 per cent a year. The good news for home owners is that demand keeps increasing house values and,...... Read More

Decked out in pink

Simon Bridges National Party Leader It is not often I go searching in my wardrobe for something pink to wear. Apart from ties, pink isn’t a feature in my work attire, but there is always an exception...... Read More

Are you renting? We want to hear from you.

Jan Tinetti Labour MP Next week, my Labour colleagues and I will be holding public meetings in Tauranga to talk with the community about the proposed changes to the residential tenancy laws. We would like to hear from renters and...... Read More

Success for NZ First

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP The weekend’s New Zealand First AGM and 25-year celebration was a huge success, with delegates and party supporters from all over New Zealand travelling to Tauranga for the sold-out event. It...... Read More

Opinion Poll

What is the issue with SH2?

Unsafe drivers
The road needs improving
Trucks not giving way
Not enough opportunities to pass safely