Traffic Report - 24 March 2017

Transportation Major road upgrading works are due to commence on Hastings Road between SH29A and Hastings Height. New roundabout installation at the intersection of Dickson Road / Grant Place. Please take care when driving through these areas of ongoing... Read More

Winners of Travel Safe competition to be announced

This year's Travel Safe ‘Design your own helmet' competition received a record number of entries with 1649 entries in six categories. The winners will be announced by Mayor Greg Brownless on Thursday, 30 March at Tauranga City Council... Read More

Council offers to refund infringed vehicle-owners

A recent court appeal has found that a term in a clause of Tauranga City Council's Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2012 is too broad. The clause refers to parking a sign‑written vehicle in a public place for promotional purposes, without Council consent. The... Read More

Proposed bid for housing infrastructure fund

On Tuesday next week, Council will be asked to consider Tauranga City Council's final proposal for the Housing Infrastructure Fund. The Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) is a contestable $1 billion fund to assist high growth councils advance infrastructure... Read More

Dumped ducks looking for homes

About 20 ducks dumped at McLaren Falls a week ago are looking for new homes. The ducks were hand-fed prior to being dumped at the park and are unable to care for themselves. Staff at The Falls café at McLaren Falls have been feeding the animals... Read More

City centre revitalising focus for Elected Members

Tauranga City Council Elected Members have seen first-hand how quality urban design can transform and revitalise a place, with a trip to Auckland. Elected Members who participated were Mayor Greg Brownless, Councillors Larry Baldock, Leanne Brown, Kelvin... Read More

Weekly Bulletin - 23 March 2017

A bullet point list of updates from around Council for the week 23 March 2017.  Weekly Bulletin - 23 March 2017 Read More

Partnership delivering future marine hub

The Tauranga Harbour Marine Precinct is the very first project to receive payment from the Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Regional Infrastructure Fund.  Today Doug Leeder, Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chairman, presented Tauranga City... Read More

Plan Change 25 and open space in Wairakei

Some misconceptions have found their way into the debate around the proposed Plan Change 25 and impact on open space. This is an attempt at setting the record straight. Plan Change 25 proposes for some areas of land within the Wairakei Urban Growth Area... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should schools change their policy to appease one student?

Yes, students have a right to stand up for what they believe in.
No, the student, and parents, agrees to the policy when they decide to go to that school.

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