Column Articles

Tue 7 Jul 2015
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Carving out funds to support Kiwis requires carefully balancing our taxes and redistributing it to where it is needed. This is much easier when the economy is doing well.

Thu 2 Jul 2015
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We all can feel how fast Tauranga and surrounds are changing fast with lots of new families pouring into the area, increasingly out of Auckland. 

Mon 29 Jun 2015
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One the quirk of our modern lives is how time poor we appear to be. We always seem to be rushing from one event to the next, diaries filled with personal and professional obligations.

Mon 29 Jun 2015
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If you thought that your economic contribution to society ends at retirement, think again. A 2015 Business of Ageing report update has found older New Zealanders make an even bigger contribution to the economy than previously thought.

Mon 15 Jun 2015
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Many of you would have heard about the local social service organisation Kidz need Dadz which got burgled of most of its furniture and appliances.

Sat 30 May 2015
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When we are born, we have midwives, doctors (and with my kids at least) emotional Mums and Dads and families welcoming our little souls into the world.

Tue 26 May 2015
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Last week’s budget attracted a great deal attention and praise – indeed, it was a National-led government which delivered a budget focused on families and supporting the most vulnerable, including being the first party since 1972 to raise the benefit above inflation.

Fri 15 May 2015
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In the lead up to the Budget announcement on May 21, we have announced an extra $98 million will be invested to provide more New Zealanders with elective surgery and to improve the prevention and treatment of orthopaedic conditions.

Fri 15 May 2015
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Creating a culture of remembrance and respect for those who have given their lives to protect our country and the freedoms we enjoy comes down to many little things that we do as a community and a nation.

Fri 15 May 2015
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Last week was quite a tumultuous week for the Bay. Following the tornado which damaged dozens of homes as well as Mount Maunganui Intermediate, there have been local firemen, church groups and numerous other volunteers helping to clean up the areas worst affected.

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