Omanawa Falls one step closer to opening

Omanawa Falls Power Station Reserve is one step closer to a proposed upgrade that would enable public access. The reserve, which is owned by Tauranga City Council, has always been closed to the public for safety reasons.  In October, Council's Economic... Read More

Updated tsunami evacuation maps

Updated tsunami evacuation maps for Tauranga are now available online and will be delivered to all households within the Mount and Papamoa evacuation zones in late December. Over the past five years, Tauranga City Council has created a network... Read More

Water restrictions in place from tomorrow

Water restrictions will be put in place in Tauranga from 9am tomorrow following record water use in the early weeks of summer. Tauranga City Council City Waters Manager Steve Burton said all residential sprinklers would be banned, as well as hosing of... Read More

New bridge across Takitimu Drive

Artist's impression A new biking and walking link will connect Bethlehem and Gate Pa via a bridge across the Takitimu Drive Toll Road. The new link will open in May 2018. The first phase of work started this week to build a shared pathway... Read More

Tauranga residents urged to conserve water

Tauranga City Council is urging residents to watch their water usage after demand reached a record high yesterday. “If nothing changes, we'll need to restrict outdoor water use,” says City Waters Manager Steve Burton. “There's... Read More

Public holiday kerbside collection days

There will be no kerbside rubbish and recycling collections on Monday, 25 December 2017 (Christmas Day) or Monday, 1 January 2018 (New Year's Day). Residents whose usual collection falls on these days are advised to put their bins/bags out... Read More

Smart bins installed at Mount

Ten new ‘smart technology' waste and recycling bins are being installed at Mount Maunganui today to help tackle overflowing litter bins during the busy summer period. The bins have been supplied to the Tauranga City Council through the... Read More



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