New regulations for 1080

New regulations have been approved under the Resource Management Act to provide a national approach to the use of poisons like 1080 and brodifacoum. Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says pests such as stoats, rats and possums kill 25 million native... Read More

Labour leader’s vision for Tauranga

The Labour Party's rolling out its heavy guns next Wednesday with party leader Andrew Little heading to town to deliver his State of Tauranga address. Andrew will talk about his motivations, his vision for New Zealand with specific reference to... Read More

Warren-Clark wins BOP candidacy

The manager of the Tauranga Women's Refuge has been selected as the Labour Party candidate to contest the Bay of Plenty electorate in September's general election. She is Angie Warren-Clark who has worked in the electorate for ten years in... Read More

Free-to-air AB’s gathers momentum

  It couldn't have happened at a better time for New Zealand First. MP Clayton Mitchell's anti-siphoning legislation – the bill which would return the All Blacks, the Kiwis and the Olympics, all sport of national significance, to... Read More

Tinetti enters stage left

It was a cruel catalyst for change. Just one dark moment in early-January. It didn't make the newspapers or the TV, and no-one saw it coming. A 20-year-old committed suicide and it ignited the social conscience of a Tauranga school teacher. “He... Read More

Deadline for food safety law nears

The deadline for some businesses to register under the new Food Act is approaching. Food businesses, including restaurants and cafes with an alcohol licence, need to apply by March 31. Over 5000 food businesses across the country are already registered... Read More

Coffey confident in Waiariki

The deal between the Mana and Maori parties not to compete against each other in the Maori electorates changes nothing, according to Labour candidate Tamati Coffey. On Monday, representatives from Mana and the Maori Party signed a kawenata, or agreement,... Read More

NZ and China discuss climate change

Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett says China and New Zealand have experience and expertise to share about responding to climate change. Paula met with China's top official for climate change, National Development and Reform Commission vice... Read More

Politics meetup launches in Tauranga

Tauranga's first Politics Meetup Group was launched earlier this week in an attempt to promote non-partisan political debate in the lead up to this year's election. Group founder and self-confessed political junkie Ben Rickard says the group... Read More

Six candidates for Mauao by-election

Six people have been nominated for Te Awanui Black's former Mauao Maori Constituency seat on the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. The nominees are Carlton Bidois, Antoine Coffin, Matire Duncan, Paora Paul Martin, Matemoana McDonald and Christopher... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should female hygiene products, such as tampons and sanitary pads, be subsidised?

Only partially

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