Transport logjam

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris There’s a sense of powerlessness and frustration that builds as we all leave home ten minutes earlier and arrive back ten minutes later than this time...... Read More

His actions do not define our nation

Todd Talks By Todd Muller I have been reflecting deeply on the events of the past two weeks, as I’m sure we all have, and of the gravity of what has happened. There can be no doubt that our country has lost some of our innocence,...... Read More

Time to reflect

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris With our fellow Kiwis laid to rest and the national day of remembrance behind us, it’s time to reflect on the road ahead for New Zealand. Not since...... Read More

New approach to development woes could be gamechanger

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP The public has grown weary of the strategies which have been put forward in recent years to deal with Tauranga’s rapidly growing traffic and urban development issues, but which have come...... Read More

Responding to terror

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris At the time of writing, we’ve had 50 fellow Kiwis stolen from us in a cowardly terrorist attack. They’ll forever be our mums and dads, brothers...... Read More

Tragedy has changed us

Simon Bridges National Party Leader simonbridges.co.nz Last weekend I had planned to attend the Multicultural Festival at Tauranga Historic Village, to celebrate our community’s diversity. Like many events around the country,...... Read More

The attack on Christchurch

Jan Tinetti Labour MP After the unspeakable terrorist attack in Christchurch, I have decided not to write a political column. It is not the right time. This is a time for unity across New Zealand, as the Prime Minister has said...... Read More

Capital Gains Tax for larger properties

Todd Talks with Todd Muller National MP There will be a lot of worried locals as a result of the government’s efforts to re-engineer our tax system - and we’re not talking about the wealthy. The Tax Working...... Read More

Meeting for a catchup

Tamati Coffey Labour MP Firstly, let me mihi to the outstanding efforts of Lee Lucas, Carlo Koppe and the team behind the Tauranga Moana Pride Picnic. While I was unable to be there, Labour wahine toa Louisa Wall, Angie Warren-Clark...... Read More

The next generation of leaders

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris In this final part of a series on decisions, I turn to changes in New Zealand’s culture that future leaders will have to navigate. We inherited our...... Read More