Ancient Romans and 21st Century Tauranga

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris Whenever you recycle a glass bottle you are participating in a human tradition that has been around for at least 2000 years. Roman citizens were recorded recycling glass just... Read More

Day at the races

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Christmas is just around the corner, and with that comes the summer holidays. Families will gather together, make plans and head out for the fun and festivities of the season. One of the major events that attract... Read More

Dads hold the key to empowering their sons.

Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz Wouldn't it be great to live in an environment where there is no family violence? That has been the focus of two of the community events I have attended this week, one with White Ribbon and the... Read More

Getting some welcome news for motorists

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris This week we budgeted $192m for transport upgrades in our draft 10-year plan. The most significant item is $51.4m towards four-lanes on 15th Avenue and Turret Road in four-to-10... Read More

It's all about the regions

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP For nine years we have had little or no investment into some of our regions, which is why New Zealand First has negotiated a Regional Economic Development Fund. Our regions have been marginalised and forgotten... Read More

Keeping an eye out

Todd TalksBy Todd Muller Last week the National Party announced our strong opposition team who will be keeping a watchful eye on the new government and, as and when required, holding them to account. I am thrilled to have been appointed National... Read More

On a journey of change

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP NZ First has received an overwhelming amount of support following the announcement of the new government, with New Zealand First and Labour in coalition and the Green Party giving support by way of a supply... Read More

Paid parking - a necessary evil?

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris It's 1963, and Keith Holyoake is Prime Minister. Tauranga town has a population of 22,000 and parking meters have been installed in the CBD. A young man puts a penny in... Read More

Should we have political parties at council?

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris I was honoured this week when a young Labour supporter suggested they should find a candidate to stand against me at the next election. I suggested they consider his mother; such... Read More

What a change of government means for councils

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris Like most Tauranga citizens, I didn't vote for a change of government. That said, it's time to get over it and get on with it. With a new government, there are two... Read More



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