Getting some welcome news for motorists

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris This week we budgeted $192m for transport upgrades in our draft 10-year plan. The most significant item is $51.4m towards four-lanes on 15th Avenue and Turret Road in four-to-10... Read More

It's all about the regions

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP For nine years we have had little or no investment into some of our regions, which is why New Zealand First has negotiated a Regional Economic Development Fund. Our regions have been marginalised and forgotten... Read More

Keeping an eye out

Todd TalksBy Todd Muller Last week the National Party announced our strong opposition team who will be keeping a watchful eye on the new government and, as and when required, holding them to account. I am thrilled to have been appointed National... Read More

On a journey of change

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP NZ First has received an overwhelming amount of support following the announcement of the new government, with New Zealand First and Labour in coalition and the Green Party giving support by way of a supply... Read More

Paid parking - a necessary evil?

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris It's 1963, and Keith Holyoake is Prime Minister. Tauranga town has a population of 22,000 and parking meters have been installed in the CBD. A young man puts a penny in... Read More

Should we have political parties at council?

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris I was honoured this week when a young Labour supporter suggested they should find a candidate to stand against me at the next election. I suggested they consider his mother; such... Read More

What a change of government means for councils

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris Like most Tauranga citizens, I didn't vote for a change of government. That said, it's time to get over it and get on with it. With a new government, there are two... Read More

The results are in

Todd TalksBy Todd Muller After a long wait, the final result of the 2017 General Election is now known: A Labour/New Zealand First coalition with the Green Party providing Confidence and Supply has emerged. While this may be disappointing for many... Read More

What is Bay Venues and what does it do?

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris You may have noticed when visiting the pools or one of our community halls that there's a sign on the wall emblazoned with the ‘Bay Venues' logo. Bay Venues... Read More

The future of our growing city

Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz Tauranga is moving ahead in leaps and bounds. Our city is growing at such a fast rate, we must move with it and continue to build on and develop what we already know is a great place to live, work, and... Read More



Opinion Poll

Is November to early to put up Christmas decorations?

Yes
No
It depends on where you live or work?

VOTE
VIEW RESULTS
Bay Today


The moon peeping through the clouds at Pillans Point. Photo: Mike Berry.

Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz