Breaking promises in public

The decision to hold a committee workshop on the city council's urban strategy behind closed doors has been contested and highlighted by Councillor Catherine Stewart – who is not a member of that committee. Committee chairman Larry Baldock... Read More

Commercial building pushing the boom

Building consents issued by Tauranga City Council in August are the second highest monthly value of consents ever issued, according to figures released by Priority One today. The $106.2 million is boosted by the highest value of commercial consents ever... Read More

No more rental evictions without cause

The Labour Party has promised to stop landlords evicting tenants without good reason, as well as extending notice periods to 90 days, if elected to government. Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says the policy is about making renting a ‘more stable... Read More

Public excluded from Tauriko decision

City councillors met behind closed doors today to decide on changes being made to the rules over the development of the Tauriko industrial estate. Plan Change 18, was introduced after the council was severely criticised by Independent Hearings Commissioner... Read More

Record breaking year at the port

The Port of Tauranga is confirmed as New Zealand's largest, fastest growing, and most productive port in the annual result presented to the New Zealand Stock Exchange on Friday. Container volumes increased by 13.8 per cent during the year to a... Read More

More social housing for Tauranga

Tauranga City Council has granted consent for a transitional housing development in Opal Drive, Papamoa, which will see about 80 families housed every year. Tauranga now has 41 transitional housing places available for local families with a further 19... Read More

Early morning excavator fire

Te Puke volunteer fire fighters called to an excavator fire at a scrap metal merchant's yard in Te Puke Quarry Road today, found on arrival that the excavator had been burning for some time. The cause is believed to be sparks from gas cutting equipment... Read More

Eight golds for Bay building companies

A number of building companies in the Western Bay of Plenty have been recognised this month for their entries in the Bay of Plenty/Central Plateau Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year competition. This year's Supreme Award went to... Read More

Turning complainers into customers

Classic Developments' project sales manager Mark Hooper was rushed off his feet by Omokoroa residents when he opened the Kaimai View sales office on Omokoroa Road. They weren't there to buy at first. They were concerned about the Special... Read More

$6 million investment in Bay schools

Around $6 million will be invested to build more new classrooms at Tauranga Boys' College and Te Kura o Matapihi. Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe visited Tauranga Boys' College yesterday to make the announcement that Tauranga Boys'... Read More



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