Investing in the children

Todd TalksBy Todd Muller The National-led Government is currently undertaking the largest ever investment in school infrastructure by any New Zealand government in our country's history, and the Bay of Plenty is reaping the rewards. We are... Read More

Crime, quakes and cost connections

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP This blue government doesn't see the connection between actions like funding cuts to police, changes in insurance premiums, tax cuts, and superannuation, but New Zealand First knows regular New Zealanders... Read More

Rates rises forever or a better way?

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris I once was appointed a juror in a fraud case where a kindergarten administrator was accused of doctoring invoices. She claimed that they all fell out of a folder and into a puddle... Read More

MultiNational party weak on tax avoidance

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP This blue government is talking tough on their multinational cronies' tax avoidance and expecting to claw back about $100 million from them, but what about the rest of it? Even the IRD's conservative... Read More

Tauranga a great place to live

Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz Every now and then I am reminded of how much Tauranga is progressing. Figures recently released by Priority One show that $722.6 million worth of commercial building consents had been issued between January... Read More

Police need our support

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Police are crucial to ensure a safe, functioning New Zealand. We hope we'll never need them, but we need to know they're there, and ready to go, if we ever do. The Bay of Plenty is – like the... Read More

Funding an ‘iconic’ bridge too far?

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris The term ‘iconic' is used to describe almost any proposed structure to be built with public money these days. Few, if any, live up to the meaning of the word, however... Read More

Budget in the Bay

Todd TalksBy Todd Muller Budget 2017 is delivering for Bay of Plenty exporters and the local economy that they contribute to by taking bold steps to improve access into rapidly emerging Middle Eastern Markets. Traditionally when we think of large... Read More

Real youth solutions offered

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP   What is a country supposed to do when 6.78 per cent of its population makes up 50 per cent of its crime statistics? That 6.78 per cent in New Zealand is our young people, aged 15-19 years old. They have... Read More

Dissecting the budget

Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz By this time next week we would have heard the Finance Minister deliver his Budget speech and we will be dissecting what this means for our community. A number of announcements have already been made,... Read More



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Silhouetted sunrise on July 14th. Photo: Janet Hetherington

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