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Fri 6 Nov 2015
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This week was Conservation Week and this year we've gone down a different track. The theme is Healthy Nature Healthy People. It’s about the connection between human health and wellbeing, and nature.

Sat 31 Oct 2015
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Trade is important to New Zealand’s economy. We rely on selling goods high quality and services to the rest of the world to get ahead. In fact exports and imports account for around 60 per cent of New Zealand’s economic activity. 

Fri 30 Oct 2015
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When I was at school exercise happened much more naturally, and without so many rules and regulations. Kids would play rugby or netball in their breaks. There would be running, jumping, hopscotch and, heaven forbid, there was even quite a lot of bull-rush out on the field.

Tue 20 Oct 2015
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Trade is important to our economy. We’re a trading nation producing high quality goods that consumers around the world want to buy. Many local jobs are created and maintained thanks to the things we produce in the Rotorua district.

Fri 23 Oct 2015
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Growing and supporting a strong economy is one of the most important jobs of Government. Since being elected in 2008, our focus has been on carefully managing the government’s books whilst investing in core government services. A strong economy means jobs for local people.

Sat 17 Oct 2015
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Four years ago, following the Canterbury earthquakes and Global Financial Crisis, the National-led Government set a target of achieving a surplus for the 2014/15 year.

The final numbers are in, confirming the Government’s books are back in surplus. This is a significant milestone and one we can all take great pride in.

Fri 16 Oct 2015
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Trade policy in New Zealand has almost always been bipartisan. National and Labour have previously agreed that reducing barriers for NZ companies who export into foreign markets is extremely important for business, jobs and our economy.

Wed 14 Oct 2015
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Last week the largest free trade agreement in New Zealand’s history was signed by 12 countries, totalling 36 per cent of the world’s economy. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has certainly had its detractors, but it is set to bring significant gains to Rotorua.

Fri 9 Oct 2015
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This week the largest free trade agreement in New Zealand’s history was signed by 12 countries. The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, has had its opponents, however the reality is this is very good news for Rotorua and New Zealand.

Sat 3 Oct 2015
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In Rotorua, we know how important our natural landscape is to our local economy. Our pristine environment is a big reason why visitors from overseas choose to visit our district and our country.