Tauranga City Library to close

Tauranga City Library will be closed for maintenance next month. The library located on Willow Street will be closed on Sunday, June 4, and Monday, June 5. “The flooring at the front entrance will be replaced as it has lifted and buckled, creating... Read More

Photo exhibition opens for Matariki

Tauranga's Matariki celebrations begin this week with the official opening of a Bob Tulloch photographic exhibition. Purapura O Nga Whetuis a celebration of the kaumatua of Tauranga Moana and its surroundings, as captured by the local photographer. Bob... Read More

Play a part in museum & library design

Residents are being given a chance to play a part in designing the experiences and spaces in the proposed museum and library in the Tauranga city centre. Tauranga City Council is inviting keen members of the community to attend two workshops sessions... Read More

Plan to boost tourism launches

A plan to increase tourism spendng in the Bay of Plenty to a billion dollar industry by 2028 was presented to Tauranga City Council's finance committee today. Tourism Bay of Plenty plans to increase the annual visitor spend from $901 million in... Read More

Four more Paradoxical weeks left

The inaugural Paradox: Tauranga Street Art Festival has seen more than 35,000 visitors head to the art gallery, with many more exploring the city's walls and participating in a variety of events hosted around the CBD. People are being encouraged... Read More

Online application for Acorn funding

This year's Acorn Foundation funding round has opened with preliminary applications now being accepted. Acorn Foundation Operations Manager Margot McCool says charities and community organisations have until May 29 to complete their applications. “For... Read More

Paradox murals rumour ‘not true’

“Morning,” the email sent to this reporter starts off. “I had heard a rumour about the street art being painted over in about a month's time. Do you know if this is true?” The street art in question is the six murals created... Read More

Road works on major Tauranga highway

Motorists are being warned of major road works planned for the Tauranga Harbour Bridge tonight. The works are expected to be carried out in the Tauranga bounds carriageway on the Chapel Street viaduct. NZTA says the majority of the works will be taking... Read More

Big wins for locals at Plumbing Awards

They're two of the best in the country. And they're Tauranga's. Apprentice plumber Brendan Baker and newly qualified drainlayer Colby Baker - good mates and work colleagues, but not related - have received major accolades at the New... Read More

A boatie’s best insurance

It's been a successful morning for the local Coastguard, who held their MayDay fundraising event down beside the new tidal stairs on the waterfront. One of the biggest drives today was for new members, to help keep the vital volunteer service afloat. Tauranga... Read More

Opinion Poll

How often do you use social media? Facebook,Twitter etc

Once a day
Three or four times a week
Once a month if I’m lucky
Every waking hour, I couldn’t survive without it

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