The future of Tauranga City is at stake.

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris   Over the next 12 months, Tauranga City Council will be making some of the most significant decisions it ever has on behalf of you. These decisions will shape the kind of... Read More

Getting the waterworks flowing

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris Tauranga residents are pretty patient when it comes to the growing pains our city is experiencing. We can cope with roadworks and construction noise as the ‘price of progress'... Read More

What have you done to Memorial Park?

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris Have you sold it? Is there an apartment building going up? What's with all those pipes? These are some of the questions we've been getting about the necessary shambles... Read More

Look out for the survey in your water rates bill

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris Tauranga City Council is looking for your feedback on how councillors are elected, Easter trading, and pokie machines. This survey is attached to your water rates and you can... Read More

Unemployed or under-employed

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP I think there are a lot of people in New Zealand who think unemployment is around five per cent because that's what the government says. The stark reality is NZ's actual unemployment rate is likely... Read More

Award winners keep Tauranga moving forward

Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty is full of dedicated and hard-working people. There's so many people who are constantly innovating and creating things which are pushing their industries forward. Last... Read More

OECD data dire reading for NZ

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP The latest OECD report clearly shows New Zealand's low position on the rankings because we are importing more than we export, and our kids are not leaving school with the right kind of education for the... Read More

What’s your council doing this year?

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris We're investing a record $360m this year in our rapidly-growing city; much of it toward new hard infrastructure like roads, water, sewage and stormwater. Some items have... Read More

A difference of opinion in the chamber

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris Last week I watched a yacht crash into a pier. As the vessel came in backwards at speed there was a commotion on deck with the skipper yelling to the person on the throttle “Forward!... Read More

Out and about in our community

Simon BridgesNational MP simonbridges.co.nz It is always great getting out and about in our community. I am so privileged to meet and discuss our city with such a wide range of people. I was lucky to get to Pillans Point School recently for the... Read More



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