Tauranga City Council to embrace innovation

A key theme to come out of Tauranga's inaugural Economic Development and Investment Committee was to embrace change. The Chair, Cr Max Mason, said that Tauranga is part of a fast-paced and changing international community. The Economic Development... Read More

Weekly Bulletin - 23 February 2017

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

AIMS Games boosts local economy

The NZCT AIMS Games 2016 injected $3.05 million into the Western Bay of Plenty economy, generated 47,500 visitor nights and expanded the region's GDP (Gross Domestic Product) by $1.98 million. An evaluation commissioned by Tauranga City Council... Read More

Power of the sun harnessed to ‘fuel’ vehicles

New Zealand's first on-road, solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charger - the ‘Electric Station' - is now open to the public thanks to the collaborative and community-focused effort of local project partners. Located on The Strand,... Read More

Paradox: Tauranga Street Art Festival goes virtual

Paradox: Tauranga Street Art Festival will take its visitors into places they've never been before with an exceptional virtual reality experience. The virtual reality installation, by one of the world's most well-known street artists Rone,... Read More

Weekly Bulletin - 16 February 2017

A bullet point list of updates from around Council for the week 16 February 2017. Weekly Bulletin - 16 February 2017 Read More

Potential upgrade for CBD streets and open spaces

Key city centre streets and open spaces in the heart of the city, including Durham Street, Wharf Street and Elizabeth Street, could be upgraded during the next three years, following endorsement from the City Transformation Committee. The City Centre... Read More

Next steps for Museum, Library, Performance Venue

Council will next week decide on the next steps for a museum, city library and new performance venue in the city centre, following a recommendation from the City Transformation Committee to adopt the Terms of Reference for the Cultural Facilities Project. In... Read More

Budget update: Annual Plan 2017/18

Through the Long Term Plan 2015-2025 we set our course of action to successfully manage Tauranga's growth into the future – providing and maintaining infrastructure for our growing city, delivering efficient services to our communities and... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should female hygiene products, such as tampons and sanitary pads, be subsidised?

Only partially

Bay Today

Early morning view from the Mount. By Lynn Johnson. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz