Free neutering for menacing dogs

Owners of ‘menacing' dogs across the city and in the Western Bay of Plenty are being offered $350 worth of neutering, microchipping, a subsidised muzzle and registration, all for free in an initiative largely funded by central government. The... Read More

Matua residents ask for more time

Matua resident Emily Marks is concerned her community were not given enough options in a Tauranga City Council survey about the future of Kings Ave Reserve.  Starting May 1, council plans to widen the Levers Road kerb, plus install concrete and... Read More

Furniture from Tauranga to Edgecumbe

The Cargo Shed has been made available for Rise Up Tauranga to coordinate the collection and delivery of furniture from Tauranga homes to the Edgecumbe community following the recent flooding in the town. Tauranga City Council and the Otamataha Trust... Read More

Remember Tauranga's first city mayor

The first mayor of the modern Tauranga City Nobby Clarke has died at the age of 87. Keith ‘Nobby' Clarke was the first mayor of an expanded Tauranga City that included Mount Maunganui and former Western Bay of Plenty County Council territory... Read More

Slips affecting Tauranga walkways

A number of walkways around Tauranga remain closed due to slip damage after severe weather earlier in April.  “After Cyclone Cook there are still a number of slips in reserves around the city on the list to be properly cleared. Minor closures... Read More

Drone footage shows pipeline park prep

Trenches have been dug and a pit is being prepared at Jordan Field as the Southern Pipeline project progresses. Drone footage commissioned by SunLive shows the progression of the project to date. Over the next few weeks, large drilling machines and large... Read More

Whakatane boat ramps closed Friday

The Whakatane District Council will be carrying out temporary maintenance work on the Whakatane boat ramps this Friday. A spokesperson for the council says the maintenance work is to remove sediment build-up and will see the ramps closed from 1-4pm,... Read More

Phoenix decision made

The Phoenix carpark plan confirmed by the city council this week means the Mount Maunganui north area will actually get all the additions that the project's detractors have been complaining about, says councillor Leanne Brown.  “People... Read More

Tidal stairs prove immensely popular

There were naysayers right from the start – but the completed tidal stairs are a roaring success. Even as winter approaches, kids have been making the most of the redesigned waterfront, braving the chilly waters for a holiday swim (or bomb). Last... Read More

WDC purchases Whakatane Holiday Park

The Whakatane District Council has announced it will be taking over the Whakatane Holiday Park on May 5. Negotiations for the holiday park have been ongoing since late 2016, and chief executive Marty Grenfell says bringing the strategic community and... Read More



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