COMMENT:

It's hard to believe that it is almost the year 2020.

Some things have not changed as fast as we once thought it would. We don't have flying cars. We don't even have easily foldable fitted bed sheets yet.

But Tauranga has changed since the end of the 20th century - a lot.

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Since the mid-1990s, new residents and businesses have flocked to our slice of paradise. Back then, Tauranga had the population that Rotorua has now.

In 10 years' time, Tauranga will have double the population of Rotorua. Also in 10 years' time, Auckland is expected to have

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