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

Mount and Papamoa tsunami evacuation maps updated

Tsunami evacuation maps for Mount, Bayfair, Papamoa and Papamoa East have been updated and are now online at They will also be updated on the Bay of Plenty Civil Defence website. The maps were reviewed and updated to reflect... Read More

Street Art Festival supported by local businesses

Tauranga City Council is proud to announce its partnership with two key sponsors, Powerco and Holland Beckett Lawyers for Paradox: Tauranga Street Art Festival 2017. The festival will not only showcase the Oi You! collection, featuring the work... Read More

Artists chosen for Tauranga's new tidal stairs

As part of the progress towards opening of the new tidal stairs, pier and pontoon at Tauranga's waterfront, Council is pleased to announce it has chosen two artists to work with to provide public art for this public space. The two successful artists,... Read More

Draft Housing Accord to be submitted to Government

Yesterday Council approved the draft of the new Tauranga Housing Accord, to be submitted to the Minister for Building and Housing Dr Nick Smith, for review before it is signed. The Housing Accord is an agreement with the Government to work together to... Read More

Summer Reading Programme 2016

Around 950 of Tauranga's children and teens will spend summer at the beach, riding scooters and skateboards – and receiving prizes for keeping up their reading over the holidays.  Every year Tauranga City Libraries run reading programmes... Read More

Addressing responsible and safe drinking behaviour

Underage drinking, misconceptions of peer drinking norms and secondary supply of alcohol are serious issues affecting our communities. This summer, Tauranga Moana Safe City in conjunction with Tauranga City Council and Western Bay of Plenty District... Read More

Mauao track closure rescheduled for December

The Waikorire and Oruahine tracks on Mauao will be closed for a week in December while the Waikorire track is resurfaced ahead of the busy summer season. It is scheduled to take five days, from 5-9 December, but is weather dependent and may run into... Read More

Cruise ship road closures

Between November 2016 and February 2017 there will be a number of particularly large cruise ships visiting Tauranga, with passenger numbers ranging from approximately 3,000 to 10,000 people. To reduce congestion and enable passengers to safely disembark,... Read More

Why no sirens?

Last night's tsunami alert highlighted the uncertainty people feel about knowing a tsunami is on the way. A lot of people are asking why Tauranga has no sirens. It's a fair question for a serious topic. We have tried to offer some context... Read More

Opinion Poll

What local road are you the most wary of when driving?

State Highway 2, north of Tauranga
Tauranga Eastern Link
Hewletts Road

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