The by-election is over

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris I congratulate our newly-elected councillor, John Robson, on his victory in this week’s by-election. His vote and contribution around the table makes it easier for those...... Read More

What is your why?

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP In politics it’s very easy to make assumptions as to why you think people vote for you or what you think they want, but the only thing we know about our voters after a General Election is where they are...... Read More

Fixing Tauranga's transport

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris What do trains, trams, bikes, and buses have in common? Together they won’t fix Tauranga’s traffic congestion without continued investment in roads. “Heresy!”...... Read More

Local lives turned upside down

Todd MullerNational MP   Like many in our community I have been keeping a close eye on the daily developments relating to Bella Vista. I have had a number of those impacted by the issue contact me, and I really sympathise with the situation...... Read More

Live and Free to Air Sports

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP I am proud to be a Kiwi, especially when I look at how well we do on an international sporting stage such as the Commonwealth Games. When we are up against massive countries with tens of millions of people and...... Read More

We will remember them

Angie Warren-ClarkLabour MP Recently our Labour-NZ First government released the draft Government Position Statement (GPS) on Land Transport. To help best inform Local Government Leaders on how the GPS will benefit and work in our region, I organised...... Read More

Ancestry-based representation – is it racist?

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris I received a letter in the mail this week inviting me to go on the Maori electoral roll, as I have Maori ancestors, and it got me thinking. Many of those in favour of ancestry-based...... Read More

Reflecting on true inspirations

Todd MullerNational MP   Last weekend, as I sat in the natural amphitheatre of the Te Puna Quarry listening to a superb kapa haka performance from our local disabled community, I reflected on a few weeks earlier when I had the pleasure of...... Read More

Why future planning needs to happen now

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP As a Tauranga resident, I struggle with traffic and congestion. It quite often takes me more than 35 minutes to get from Golf Road to the Harbour Bridge via Hewletts Road in the morning and again in reverse...... Read More

Mental health inquiry well underway

Angie Warren-ClarkLabour MP I was pleased this week to hear an update from Professor Ron Paterson, chairperson of the Mental Health Inquiry, where he said that the inquiry is now well underway. During the election campaign last year issues around...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should schools be able to fine parents for parking illegally?

Yes, schools should have the right to fine those putting children in danger.
No, it should be left for police to handle.