Freedom camping enforcement over festive period

Freedom campers who visit Tauranga over the festive period may be issued with an infringement notice if they don't comply with the rules. In June this year, Tauranga City Council commenced enforcement of its Freedom Camping Bylaw 2013. A fine of... Read More

Committee recommends museum and new library

The City Transformation Committee today recommended investment in a museum on Cliff Road with a total cost of $55.65m with $20.65m Council contribution.  A new central library for Willow Street has also been proposed at a total cost of $30m with... Read More

Tauranga Urban Strategy, a plan for the future

The Tauranga Urban Strategy will guide future development of our city and is an aspirational growth plan, influenced by our community and refined by a series of place making sessions. “We need a more balanced approach to the management of our growth... Read More

Save water this summer

Tauranga residents are urged to think carefully about their water use this summer. Tauranga City Council City Waters Manager Steve Burton said his team was expecting record water supply demands this year. “We now have more people living here... Read More

Community backs new cultural facilities

A survey of 400 community members has shown 64% of people support the development of a museum for Tauranga, one of the cultural facilities proposed for Heart of the City. Today at a Council workshop the final technical reports, including a public survey,... Read More

Stop to kerbside glass recycling disappoints

Tauranga City Council's Environment Committee Chairman, Steve Morris, is disappointed to learn of Waste Management NZ Ltd's decision to stop accepting glass in kerbside mixed recycling from 1 March 2018. The collection company sent letters... Read More

Easter Sunday trading: it’s a yes for Tauranga

Tauranga City Council have decided to allow trading on Easter Sunday across the whole city.  Today Council heard verbal submissions to the proposed Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy, and deliberated on whether to allow all shops in Tauranga to trade... Read More

Symphony of colour and light for tidal stairs

When the sun sets on the waterfront tidal stairs, pier and pontoon tomorrow evening, they will be transformed into a symphony of colour, light and sound. Titled Wash, the permanent sound and lighting installation work brings together the sea and the... Read More



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