TECT changes gear towards community needs

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP The proposed changes to  TECT got a mixed reaction from the public. Personally, I found them very positive, with TECT shining a spotlight on future interest to invest in the community through the opportunity... Read More

Businesses don't want to be taking the risk

Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz That's the feedback I'm getting from Tauranga business people about the removal of the 90-day trial for businesses with more than 20 staff.  I'm really lucky to have the opportunity... Read More

Try and show a little kindness around the Bay

Jan TinettiLabour MP A huge bouquet this week to a local supermarket employee who helped an elderly lady with her groceries and also to the man who observed this very kind act and took the time to post a thank you to him on the Mt Maunganui  Noticeboard... Read More

Why I'm wholeheartedly supporting TECT's proposal

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris As long-term Trustpower customers in our mid-to-late 30s (with God-willing many years left), you'd think my wife and  I would have the most to lose  by a change... Read More

Positive changes to social housing in Tauranga

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Over the last six years, the housing market has boomed due to a major influx of people into  New Zealand.  Auckland, by default, has suffered most from rapid population growth, which has manifested... Read More

Local housing first under Labour

Angie Warren-ClarkLabour MP Ever since I became an MP, the biggest issues that come my way are around housing, housing and - you guessed it - housing. On Monday, the results of a government-commissioned independent stocktake on housing revealed... Read More

Steve's farewell to Councillor Gail McIntosh

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris Last month, we lost one our most intelligent, direct and effective councillors with Gail's passing on January 4. She had beaten cancer twice, including last term on council,... Read More

Becoming a vigorous opposition for Labour

Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz The political year has begun and it's great to get back  into it. Never before in New Zealand's history has a government faced such a strong and large opposition, and we are not wasting... Read More

Help Tauranga's babies

Jan TinettiLabour MP It's no secret - I love babies! It was wonderful to hear of the safe arrival of Simon and Natalie Bridges' baby girl just prior to Christmas, followed by the announcement that our PM Jacinda Ardern is expecting... Read More



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