Challenge to CBD parking regime

City councillor Terry Molloy is trying to bring pedestrians back into the central city by driving up long term parking prices. In a Notice of Motion being presented at the city council meeting today, he's suggesting the parking in the Tauranga CBD... Read More

City financial options discussed

How the city council can extract more funding from the government instead of taxing ratepayers is the subject of a public workshop today. Today's session open to the public is part of a series of briefings to provide city councillors with accurate... Read More

Bringing in a beggar ban bylaw

Tauranga City Council is this week looking at legislating beggars out of the central business district. A notice of motion, filed by councillor Terry Molloy and seconded by Bill Grainger, proposes banning begging and sleeping rough in the city. While... Read More

Rejecting Tauranga’s heart and soul

City councillors are today considering rejecting Tauranga as a city with heart and soul, as councillors consider a new set of community outcomes to be included in next year's Long Term Plan. Tauranga as ‘A city with heart and soul',... Read More

Maori ward vote for district

The Western Bay council is to vote this week on whether it will introduce Maori ward seats to the district. The decision on whether to establish Maori wards for the 2019 local government elections will be made on Tuesday November 21 at council beginning... Read More

New ticketing system for bus users

Passenger bus users will soon benefit from the implementation of a Regional Integrated Ticketing System. Horizons, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Northland, Nelson, Otago and Invercargill Regional and Unitary Councils have joined... Read More

Full time ranger wanted for Mauao

The Western Bay Wildlife Trust is calling for a permanent ranger to be stationed near the Mount to protect wildlife in the area. A ranger needs to be available 24 hours at short notice and be trained in conservation, ecology and pest management, says... Read More

Putting the lid on 10,000m3

Tauranga city's newest reservoir at the Joyce Road treatment plant has been constructed with an aluminium geodesic dome roof – design easier to install and self-supporting, and doesn't need the internal columns or roof-supporting beams... Read More

The rebirth of Tauranga Airport

NZ8260 was on approach to Tauranga when a wee mite called Kristie burst into the terminal and made a beeline for the automatic doors to the observation area. She pulled up short, and disappointed. “Closed indefinitely,” says the sign on the... Read More

Under harbour reamer obstructed

Under harbour obstructions have delayed the last phase of the $99m Southern Pipeline project, and contractor Brian Perry Civil is now expected to continue into the New Year. “The contractor is working hard to complete the last drilling phase before... Read More



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The moon peeping through the clouds at Pillans Point. Photo: Mike Berry.

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