Plan to boost tourism launches

A plan to increase tourism spendng in the Bay of Plenty to a billion dollar industry by 2028 was presented to Tauranga City Council's finance committee today. Tourism Bay of Plenty plans to increase the annual visitor spend from $901 million in... Read More

Te Puke skate park ready to roll

The Western Bay of Plenty District Council is pleased to announce Te Puke's new designer skate park is now officially opened for the serious business of fun. Measuring 626m2, the new $280,000 park joins up with the bleachers and half basketball... Read More

Line flushing cause of discoloured water

Tauranga City Council is advising any residents who notices their water is a strange colour to run an outside tap for 5-10 minutes to clear it. In a post to their Facebook page, the council says the colour is due to minerals in the water that have been... Read More

Tourist centre plans snagged

Proposals to locate the new ‘iconic' tourism information centre at the eastern end of Coronation Park may have been dashed by information presented to the Tauranga City Council Annual Plan submissions by John Mathieson. Locating the new i-Site... Read More

Paeroa water for gorge communities

Boiling drinking water is now a thing of the past for people living in Karangahake and Mackaytown. This week the last few properties in the area were connected to the much superior Paeroa water supply and precautionary boil water notices have been lifted... Read More

Up to $10,000 for community groups

Tauranga City Council is inviting groups to apply for funding from the Community Development Match Fund. The fund groups deliver new initiatives that foster strong, innovative and vibrant communities, by contributing 50 per cent of project costs up to... Read More

Rena wreck to remain on reef

The wreck of the Rena will be permitted to remain on Otaiti/Astrolabe Reef, the Environment court has decided in an Interim Decision released this week following an earlier hearing. The appeal by Ngai Te Hapu incorporated, and Nga Potiki A Tamapahore... Read More

Dispute over council direction

Councillor Catherine Stewart's opposition to the Tauranga City Council's approach to the Long Term Plan was challenged this week by fellow councillor Gail McIntosh who asked her to provide an alternative instead of simply voting against the... Read More

Where are the Pyes Pa sports fields?

More and more people are flocking to Tauranga, particularly in the booming new suburbs on the edge of the city. However, questions have been raised over whether council is keeping up with the necessary amenities. Pyes Pa resident Kevin Russo has been... Read More

Plea for Coronation Park grove

The currently favoured site for the proposed ‘iconic' tourism centre in Coronation Park Mount Maunganui will destroy the grove of trees the park is named after, says tour operator John Mathieson. The unique grove of New Zealand native trees... Read More



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