It seems the traffic just keeps backing up

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris It’s not often I take my 1957 Morris Oxford out during rush hour, but when I do, I’m filled with commuter anxiety. It’s not the column...... Read More

Third and final reading for employment bill

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP The Employment Relations Bill had its third and final reading in parliament this week. It has been a work in progress for some time, as the three coalition partners in government have worked...... Read More

The importance of a lifejacket

Todd Talks with Todd Muller National MP Last year, 105 people drowned in New Zealand waters, and 92 of those  deaths were preventable. Tragically, that figure includes nine children under the age of 15, and eight...... Read More

Essential public service workers start to strike

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP The struggle for teachers, nurses, police and other essential public service workers to stay ahead of the cost of living, and gain better recognition for the value of the work they do, has boiled...... Read More

KiwiBuild on life support

Simon Bridges National Party Leader simonbridges.co.nz Labour first announced KiwiBuild six years ago, when it was in opposition. It was to solve New Zealand’s housing woes. Since becoming the government, they have consistently...... Read More

Feeling the effects of water restrictions

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris Last summer was the first time Tauranga saw water restrictions in 17 years. While common in other districts, they were unheard of here during this century....... Read More

Rangiuru Business Park is the way forward

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP The pace of residential and commercial development in Tauranga is outstripping both Auckland and Christchurch, with ongoing demand that needs to be met. A vast farmland not so many years ago,...... Read More

Toll on our roads too high

Todd Talks with Todd Muller National MP In 2017, 380 people died on New Zealand’s roads and a further 14,000 were injured in crashes. Those figures are appalling when you read them as a statistic, but even worse...... Read More

Is it time for ‘free’ parking in the CBD?

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris Last week, a couple of colleagues and I visited Hamilton City Council to see how they manage their parking and transport network. They’ve gone against...... Read More

Life after methyl bromide

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP Our logging export is one of the biggest industries in New Zealand. In fact, high stacks of logs can be seen from the roadside when driving down Hewlett’s Road. Some 5.5 million tonnes...... Read More




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