COMMENT

Tauranga is a city divided.

We can all get together on a few things - the traffic sucks and housing is outrageously expensive.

But on almost every other big issue this council term, opinion seemed split down the middle. Begging and the museum among them.

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It's a trend both of Mayor Greg Brownless' top opponents - his deputy Kelvin Clout and newcomer, businessman Tenby Powell - were keen to exploit at Wednesday night's mayoral candidates' forum, hosted by the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce.

"Divided and rudderless," according to Clout. Too many votes go through 6 to 5, pointed out

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