Banksy’s legacy to Tauranga

The paradox was taking street art into what's often considered to be the exclusive and rarified environment of a traditional art gallery. “And breaking down those barriers and knocking down the walls so to speak,” says Karl Chitham,... Read More

New trustees for Tourism BOP

Gwendoline Keel, Jussara Bierman and Colleen Te Arihi are the three new trustees on the Tourism Bay of Plenty board, appointed by Tauranga City Council and Western Bay of Plenty District Council.  Mayor Greg Brownless is welcoming the new trustees... Read More

Call for change at city hall

Tauranga City Council's economic development and investment committee chairman Max Mason is calling for councillors to step up and take a greater management role in the council organisation. Referring to the BDO investigation into the city council's... Read More

Why Kevin’s quitting Tauranga

Kevin Steedman's had a gutsful – he's quitting his job, packing up his nine metre motor home and leaving town. “I am leaving because I have to – they have made it impossible for me to stay.” They being the Tauranga... Read More

A museum in boxes

Tauranga residents and visitors are to be given the experience of what it is like to have an on tap source of historical information in the central city with the opening of a ‘pop up' museum this coming summer. Tauranga Moana Museum trust... Read More

Delay expected on buses decision

Regional councillors are being asked by staff to delay a decision on changes to Tauranga's Bayhopper and Schoolhopper services for another six months. The decision is expected to be made by the BOP Regional Council Transport Committee on Friday. Staff... Read More

Big waves close out base track

  Tauranga City council has closed the Mauao base track this afternoon, citing public safety because of big waves in the harbour entrance. The harbour is currently experiencing wave heights of up to 6.6 metres, which are expected to continue to rise... Read More

Fight-back over funding cut

Tauranga City Council's decision to drastically cut back the money allocated for the new Mount i-Site is being challenged by Tourism Bay of Plenty, which is succeeding in bringing the issue back for debate by the council. City councillors chopped... Read More

Tauranga’s Mayor faces 'great' dilemma

Tauranga's Mayor Greg Brownless is facing a great dilemma.  He's agreed to take part in Te Puke's Great Debate tonight, but has found himself on the team that supports the idea that ‘Te Puke rules the Bay'. Originally... Read More

Parking machines have gone paperless

Parking machines in Tauranga and Mount Maunganui are being upgraded to a paperless system. Transportation manager Martin Parkes says that the banking industry requires Tauranga City Council to upgrade the credit card function on all parking machines.... Read More



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