Relocatable house park plans

Te Puna company Modcom Portable Buildings Limited is going to be supplying 10 relocatable homes for use by Edgecumbe people displaced by flooding. The units will form a ‘relocatable house park' at the Whakatane Holiday Park and will meet... Read More

Changes coming for landlords and tenants

Renting seminars are returning in 2017 to help landlords and tenants better understand changes to tenancy laws and how to put them into practice. Four seminars will be held in Rotorua, Palmerston North, Whangarei, and Queenstown between June and November... Read More

More housing on the table for Tauranga

Tauranga City Council decided today to recommend to the Building and Construction Minister the establishment of a new Special Housing Area in Greerton, and another upon conditions in Wairakei (Papamoa East). Special Housing Areas help bring more housing... Read More

Rethinking the Bay’s housing

If you're interested in tiny homes, affordable housing, simple living, building community or just hanging out with cool people, then set aside Thursday, June 22, from 7pm. Along with four inspiring and creative short films about alternative living,... Read More

Drilling the Edgecumbe stopbank

A drilling rig is on site near where the Edgecumbe stopbank breached on April 6, to get a detailed picture of what lies beneath the surface, to help plan for the building of a new permanent stopbank. While the permanent stopbank solution isn't... Read More

Road closed for habour protest

To help with traffic management and safety, during what is expected to be a large protest in Pilot Bay from 7am tomorrow, Tauranga city council is restricting access along The Mall from Commons Ave to the Adams Ave roundabout from 6am to 5pm on Saturday. The... Read More

Further harbour protest planned

A public lecture he attended this week on how Ngai Te Rangi Iwi fended off repeated invasion attempts during the 19th century musket wars, is resonating with iwi chairman Charlie Tawhaio. Charlie says the same thing is happening today. “We are... Read More

Serious complaints against council

Serious complaints have been levelled against Tauranga City Council over their handling of a developer's building consents. Three consents issued to Bella Vista Homes required amendments leading to more than 200 requests for further information... Read More

Bay housing stocks on the rise

The total number of residential properties available for purchase in the Bay of Plenty has risen, according to realestate.co.nz spokesperson Vanessa Taylor. Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Wellington and Canterbury all showed a lift in total housing stock for... Read More

Cargo shed cleared out today

  Today the last truckloads of furniture donated to the Edgecumbe flood victims are being cleared from the Dive Crescent cargo shed and driven by volunteers to Whakatane. Project co-ordinator with Bethlehem/Te Puna Lions Ian Calvert says the furniture... Read More



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