Lambs springing up on Mauao

There was a distinct feeling of spring in the air earlier this week, and it seems the sheep living on Mauao agree. Cygnets - baby swans - have been spotted in Carmichael Reserve and new-born lambs are out and about on the Mount hillside, providing the... Read More

Council to sell land to Ngai Tamarawaho

Tauranga city councillors this week kept a promise made to the Ngai Tamarawaho Hapu 14 years ago, and has agreed to sell or gift the land occupied by Mobil Chapel Street to the hapu. The reason for the decision lies in a promise made by the council to... 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

Horsing around on beaches

Horse owners who wish to ride their horses on the beach or in any other public place in the Coromandel should be aware of new rules coming into effect. The Thames-Coromandel District Council's Activities in Public Places Bylaw comes into force... Read More

‘Isolated pockets’ of poor water remain

Pukehina and Maketu residents who are unsure about their water quality are being advised to do a precautionary flush of their home systems. Western Bay of Plenty District Council has been receiving and investigating reports of disparity in water quality... Read More

PH levels in Western Bay back to normal

PH levels in the Western Bay of Pleny water supply is now back to normal, says the Western Bay District Council. Flushing and testing of the Council water supply has confirmed all drinking water in Pongakawa and Paengaroa is back within the recommended... 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

Family-friendly New Year confirmed

New Year celebrations in Tauranga will follow the same format as last year with an early evening celebration and fireworks on The Strand, followed by a midnight display. A small scale indoor youth event will also be part of the celebrations. Mayor Greg... Read More

High pH levels in Western Bay water

Western Bay of Plenty District Council is aware of potential water issues affecting a small number of properties near Wilson Road South in Paengaroa and Arawa Road in Pongokawa overnight. Higher than normal pH levels in water coming from council mains... 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



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Sunshine at Yatton Park. Photo: Michael Lucas.

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