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

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

Heart of the City TAG appointed

Council has today announced the nine members of the new Heart of the City Programme Technical Advisory Group (TAG). They are Graeme Horsley (Chair), Buddy Mikaere, David Hermann, Joanna (Jo) West, John Duffy, Dr Les Matthews, Rachel Pinn, Rebecca Ryder... Read More

Historic Village partially closed today - updated

Updated Thursday, 23 March 2017 at 8am: A damaged water drain caused flooding at the Historic Village yesterday. The situation is under-control and the Village team are working with tenants to assess the damage. The Whipped Baker and the Village Hall... Read More

Mauao base track to temporarily close

A large section of Mauao's base track will be closed on 28-29 March, from 8am to 5:30pm both days. Some of the work is weather dependent, so further closures are possible through to the end of next week. However, visitors will still be able to... Read More

Have your say on the draft Annual Plan 2017/18

The public consultation on Tauranga City Council's draft Annual Plan 2017/18 is now open. Submissions can be made until 5pm on Thursday 20 April 2017. Go to the Tauranga City Council website to participate. The Annual Plan process serves to update... Read More

Paradox Outside will transform central city walls

Six of the world's finest street artists will grace iconic central city walls with a series of works as part of Paradox: Tauranga Street Art Festival for the community to enjoy. Between 23 and 31 March 2017 Askew One, Fintan Magee, Lucy McLauchlan,... Read More

Weekly Bulletin - 16 March 2017

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



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