Three descendants stand together

Three generations of family members of a former Whakatane councillor congregated in Burgess Park to mark the beginning stage of the Whakatane Museum Research Centre Redevelopment Project. The Burgess family, whom Burgess Park is named after, turned... Read More

Seeking a simple convenient solution

Steve Morris is ferreting through Tauranga's rubbish issues and something stinks. “I don't think we have a choice, we have to act, we have to do something.” “I mean it's untenable we are one of the dirtiest, if not... Read More

New Action Plan for the future

A refreshed Action Plan is expected to put Bay of Plenty in an economically-stable place as the region grows. The Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Action Plan was launched by economic development minister Simon Bridges and primary industries minister Nathan Guy... Read More

New research institute for Tauranga

A new multi-million dollar regional research institute based in Tauranga that will leverage the Bay of Plenty's strengths in horticulture has been launched today. Plantech: the New Zealand Institute for Technology and Innovation in Premium Plant-based... Read More

Strong support for new museum - Council

Tauranga City Council says three months of community engagement has shown significant community support for a new museum in Tauranga, and the redevelopment of the central library. At a meeting on Wednesday, the Tauranga City Transformation Committee... Read More

Winston says he has the Bay's back

With just 10 weeks until the general elections, Winston Peters says his party has struck a chord once again with the Bay. New Zealand First leader Winston Peters gave a speech to the members of the public at the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club this... Read More

Bayhopper’s have extended their hours

Tauranga's luminous celebration of lights returns with the second edition of Winter Lights Winter Nights at the Tauranga Waterfront.  This year the Bay of Plenty Regional Council have extended operating hours on most Bayhopper bus routes... Read More

Fee changes at Hauraki District Council

The Hauraki District Council has made some small changes to existing fees and charges for the coming year, and have included a couple of new fees as well. Dog registration fees have increased, along with the standard LIM fee by $15 per application to... Read More

Next steps for Welcome Bay supermarket

Council has agreed to progress with the review of a potential supermarket development in Welcome Bay in alignment with the Welcome Bay and Ohauiti Planning Study. At the Community and Culture Committee meeting yesterday, it was decided that a potential... Read More

Tauranga is ready for the $230m loan

A $230 million investment from the government will help fast track much-needed infrastructure projects in Tauranga, says Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller. The Housing Infrastructure Fund is a $1 billion investment from central government to assist... Read More



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Silhouetted sunrise on July 14th. Photo: Janet Hetherington

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