Pick of the bunch

Simon Bridges National Party Leader simonbridges.co.nz If you’re on holiday in the Bay, you’re probably questioning why you don’t live here year-round. The last few years has seen an increase in people from...... Read More

Looking forward to new year changes

Angie Warren-Clark Labour MP Happy New Year! I Hope you’re enjoying the festive break and making the most of what our beautiful part of the country has to offer. Although I’ve been keeping busy seeing family, putting...... Read More

I want you to stand for council

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris The Christmas break is an excellent opportunity to gather your thoughts and set goals for the year ahead. Have you considered standing for council? There’s...... Read More

Taking some downtime during the holidays

Simon Bridges National Party Leader simonbridges.co.nz I have to admit to eating too much Christmas food. It’s so hard to resist the tempting offerings at the Bridges’ gatherings. I’ve also washed a lot of dishes...... Read More

Reflecting on a big year in the Bay

Jan Tinetti Labour MP It’s been a very busy year for the Government and we have achieved a lot – the families package, increased Working for Families payments, extension to paid parental leave, the first Kiwibuild homes...... Read More

Stay safe these holidays and thank you!

Todd Talks By Todd Muller As the year draws to a close, I want to take this opportunity to thank the community for all of the support, guidance, and friendship you have offered me  in 2018. My family and I wish you a very...... Read More

A great year behind us, and a great year ahead

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP It is amazing how fast this year has flown by. This week is the last sitting week of Parliament. By now, with only days until Christmas, I look back at the year and can positively say that...... Read More

It seems the traffic just keeps backing up

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris It’s not often I take my 1957 Morris Oxford out during rush hour, but when I do, I’m filled with commuter anxiety. It’s not the column...... Read More

Third and final reading for employment bill

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP The Employment Relations Bill had its third and final reading in parliament this week. It has been a work in progress for some time, as the three coalition partners in government have worked...... Read More

The importance of a lifejacket

Todd Talks with Todd Muller National MP Last year, 105 people drowned in New Zealand waters, and 92 of those  deaths were preventable. Tragically, that figure includes nine children under the age of 15, and eight...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Do you think the rise in tax will deter people from smoking?

Yes, it will be too expensive.
No, if people want to smoke, they will find a way to pay for it.
Depends on the person's available income.