Politicians speak on Tauranga’s roads

It's no secret that transport systems in Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty have been under immense pressure lately, with an estimated 10 per cent increase in traffic on our roads in recent months. One of the biggest bugbears has been the state... Read More

Passenger rail service for Tauranga?

The Green Party has announced it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, if it is in government.  The passenger rail service will be based on the concept released by Greater Auckland, and would... Read More

Argument over Te Reo at bank goes viral

A woman is shocked after being involved in a verbal conflict with a teller at a Whakatane bank earlier this week. Ripeka Lessels entered the Credit Union Central Kopeopeo branch to withdraw money, writing her withdrawal slip in Maori. A conflict between... Read More

Temporary changes for bus stands

Two city centre bus stands will be temporarily relocated from next Monday, August 21, due to construction activity around the Tauranga City Council's Administration building. Bay of Plenty Regional Council's senior transport officer Mike... Read More

Young rockers set to shine

They're talented, tuned up and ready to perform in towns from Auckland to Dunedin - 14 Bay of Plenty bands will battle it out at the Rockshop Bandquest Bay of Plenty, this Saturday at Otumoetai College. The Bay of Plenty event is a part of a nationwide... Read More

15th Ave widening approved

Terry Leaming's suggestion for widening 15th Ave to reduce the evening congestion is being supported by the city council Transport Committee. Terry's, also known as Hori BOP, suggestion that 15th Ave be widened to four lanes past the Grace... Read More

Celebrating Indian independence

Indian students at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology celebrated 70 years of their country's independence today. Celebrations were held at both the Windermere campus in Tauranga and the Mokoia campus in Rotorua. The event at Windermere began with... Read More

Oil spill response vessel dedicated

Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff are holding a special ceremony at The Strand today to bless their new boat Awanui. Awanui is an 11.25 metre oil spill response/multi role vessel that will help Council's maritime team with oil spill response,... Read More

Tauranga sailors at the top

Half a world away at the world championships test event in Aarhus, Denmark and the laser medals came to a struggle between two Tauranga Yacht club sailors Tom Saunders and Sam Meech. Sam pipped Tom for the bronze medal, the same colour he won at the... Read More

Omokoroa glow disks, what do you think?

The Western Bay of Plenty Council are asking for feedback on a trial of glow disks along the new section of boardwalk at Omokoroa. The trial is set to occur on the 1.1km section, which stretches from Tinopai Reserve to Lynley Park. Project manager Scott... Read More



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