Urban Tauranga unaffected by permit suspension

Urban areas of Tauranga remain unaffected by a suspension on open air fire permits being issued in the Western Bay of Plenty. Rural areas of Tauranga City are affected. An urban open air fire suspension would only be put in place following a recommendation... Read More

Fraser Street temporary road closure next week

A section of Fraser Street between 17th Avenue and 18th Avenue will be closed next week, 16 – 20 January. The closure is for minor safety improvements and street tree maintenance along that section of road. There will be traffic diversions via... Read More

Emergency water shutdown affecting Welcome Bay

Emergency repairs on a bulk water main on Welcome Bay Road require an emergency water shutdown from 8pm tonight for approximately 4 – 5 hours. Some residents in the Welcome Bay rural area will be out of water from 8pm for about 4 to 5 hours.The... Read More

McLaren Falls upgraded in time for the holidays

McLaren Falls Park has laid the gravel on a new walking track and upgraded its facilities, just in time for the summer camping season.  The new walking track, which runs along the side of the lake from the park entrance toward the information centre,... Read More

New Year’s Eve in Tauranga

There are several events happening for all ages and tastes on New Year's Eve, from a family friendly BBQ at The Strand, ‘Frequency' – the under 18s event at ASB Arena to many high profile music events at Mount Maunganui and in... Read More

New Tauranga Housing Accord signed

The new Tauranga Housing Accord has been signed by Tauranga City Mayor Greg Brownless and Minister for Building and Construction Dr Nick Smith. The Housing Accord is an agreement with the Government to work together to address housing supply issues,... Read More

Creating a vibrant,safe and successful city centre

Council has today agreed to taking a city-wide view of how to create a successful city centre. To help guide this process a Heart of the City Technical Advisory Group with an independent Chair will be created. The Technical Advisory Group will provide... Read More

Tauranga City Council’s My Summer Beach Base

The beach side of Mount Drury will be humming this summer, with Tauranga City Council's My Summer Beach Base and a varied family-friendly entertainment programme running from today until 8 January.  From today, a team of Tauranga City... Read More

Put safety first this New Year’s Eve in Tauranga

Tauranga City Council and Western Bay of Plenty Police are appealing to Tauranga's residents and visitors to put their own and their families' and friends' safety first while celebrating New Year's Eve in Tauranga and especially... Read More

Next steps for heart of the city

The next steps in creating a more vibrant, safe and successful Tauranga city centre will be the topic of discussion for Elected Members at next week's Council meeting.Council staff are recommending that Council-led projects in the city centre,... Read More



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The beautiful waters around Mount Maunganui base track by Linda Howe. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz