Council needs more money – are you kidding?

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris Last week, council unveiled its $5 billion draft 10-year budget. Shockingly, Council requires 40 per cent more rates over the next three years. That doesn't mean a 40 per... Read More

Celebrating around the TV

Simon BridgesNational Party Leader Watching the Commonwealth Games is something our family always looks forward to. I have great memories, as a youngster, of the Bridges clan crowding around the TV, cheering on our heroes. It's... Read More

Prioritising projects for our city

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Tauranga is the fastest growing city in the country and has been for some time, with a growth rate of about 6.6 per cent and a population of over 137,000. Although it is a city by population and growth, Tauranga... Read More

"Great News for Tauranga Residents"

Jan TinettiLabour MP There's great news for any of you living in retirement villages here in Tauranga after the Rates Rebate (Retirement Village Residents) Amendment Bill was recently passed in parliament. With a large aging population, this... Read More

Yes, State Highway 2 will be upgraded

Angie Warren-ClarkLabour MP Last Wednesday I headed along to the regular Omokoroa Future Focus community meeting to hear people's concerns and to speak about State Highway 2.After listening to people's concerns both during and after... Read More

State Highway 2 in need of urgent upgrading

Todd TalksBy Todd Muller Anyone who has ever driven  on State Highway 2 from Tauranga to Katikati will surely agree that the road is in urgent need of an upgrade. Statistics show it is New Zealand's deadliest stretch of highway, yet... Read More

Let's not fluoride the water

Clayton MitchellNew Zealand First MP Like many of you, I am a concerned parent who wishes only the best for my children and their health. And like many parents, I am sure I can comfortably say I care more about their health than my own. Water fluoridation... Read More

Objects in the mirror may appear larger

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris At the transport committee this week, members expressed their frustrations about why there seems to be more talk than roadbuilding. Of course, talk is cheap but roads are expensive!... Read More

I want to hear from you

Jan TinettiLabour MP After a busy start to the year, Parliament is now in the middle of a two-week recess, which gives me more time to get out and about in our community.I have been enjoying meeting with Tauranga residents, community groups and... Read More

Glass recycling system is broken

Straight from city councilA personal view,by Councillor Steve Morris The passage of time is scary, especially when you think it's been 18 years since the New Year's celebrations in 2000. Consider someone who  was a new born baby... Read More

Opinion Poll

What are your thoughts on the council’s proposal to increase rates 40 per cent over the next three years?

Good, it will help pay to revitilise the city
Not good, rates are high enough now
I’m ok with an increase, but maybe not such a big one

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