Orange Day Parade

More than 600 students from 28 schools in Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty area will be parading through Tauranga's city centre to raise awareness of road safety around schools. The Orange Day Parade celebrates the important contribution... Read More

Council to discuss draft Long Term Plan budget

Tauranga City Council's Elected Members will discuss the Long Term Plan (LTP) 2018-2028 draft financial strategy, which includes high-level rates figures, at a public workshop session today. The session is part of a series of briefings to provide... Read More

Decision due next week on Easter Sunday trading

On Thursday 23 November, Council will decide whether or not to allow all shops in Tauranga to trade on Easter Sunday. It's now up to councils and their communities to decide whether shops can open on Easter Sunday, and it's time to make a... Read More

Challenges likely to extend pipeline work

A series of challenges has slowed progress on the Southern Pipeline harbour crossing project, with a possibility that the final phase of construction work will extend into the new year. Steve Wiggill, Tauranga City Council Project Manager for the Southern... Read More

EMs support Elder Housing community consultation

At the Community and Culture Committee meeting today, elected members agreed to seek community feedback on whether Council should divest its Elder Housing portfolio to one or more registered community housing providers. The decision comes after an in-depth... Read More

Council wins ACC Workplace Safety Award

Tauranga City Council took away the ACC Workplace Safety Award at the Westpac Tauranga Business Awards on Friday night. The award recognises an organisation that demonstrates excellence in workplace health and safety practices and that has successfully... Read More

Help us design Te Tumu

Residents are being invited to help shape the design for the proposed development at Te Tumu in Papamoa East, at two information days this week.  Tauranga City Council is working together with landowners, developers, iwi and hapu to collaboratively... Read More



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

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