Research and development benefits

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP With its eyes firmly focused on generating a more productive economy and supporting innovation, the Government has fine-tuned its Research and Development tax credit scheme, to allow loss-making...... Read More

The Mount base-track; truth and fiction

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris Some incredible figures about the Mount base-track jumped out of the ‘letters to the editor’ last week. First, a claim that it cost $640,000 to...... Read More

Cycleway connects communities

Todd Talks with Todd Muller National MP It’s great to celebrate the completion of another section of the Omokoroa to Tauranga Cycleway. This weekend, the latest section, the 1.5km Plummers Point Connection, of the...... Read More

I won’t stand for Mayor this election

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris It’s easy to be cynical in an era of fake news and spin. In modern politics, style seems to trump substance and words speak louder than actions. It’s...... Read More

Talking Finance

Simon Bridges National Party Leader simonbridges.co.nz The questions came thick and fast for Paul Goldsmith at a recent National Party morning tea in Mt Maunganui. Paul is the newly appointed spokesperson for Finance and Infrastructure...... Read More

The unsung heroes

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP There are a significant number of New Zealanders caring for high-needs family members in their own homes. The work they do is vital and largely unheralded, but it can also be stressful on both...... Read More

Declaring a climate emergency?

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris Let’s talk about emergencies. When a ship’s sinking and there’s no room in the lifeboats, the captain was expected to ‘go down with...... Read More

The rise of the ‘Silent New Zealander’

Todd Talks with Todd Muller National MP Talking to people in The Bay I get a sense many have become increasingly frustrated. These are people who are focused on living their life as best as they can, working hard and...... Read More

Tackling the mental health crisis head-on

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP The mental health crisis which New Zealand faces has been building for years and has been below the radar for far too long. Now it is out in the open. The statistics don’t lie, and they’re...... Read More

Teachers doing the best they can

Todd Talks By Todd Muller The great privilege of this job is the diversity of local people that you get to meet and listen to in any given day. Over recent times I have listened quietly to the stories of our primary school teachers....... Read More