Long Term Plan consultation opens tomorrow

Tauranga City Council's Elected Members today adopted the consultation document for the Long Term Plan (LTP) 2018-2028, which outlines the Council's plans and key proposals for the next 10 years. Consultation on the LTP opens tomorrow, Friday,... Read More

New provisions for glass recycling

Tauranga City Council has been making provisions for city glass recycling in response to Tauranga's private kerbside collection providers ceasing to accept glass for recycling at the beginning of this month. To cope with the expected influx of... Read More

Magical Park returns to Tauranga for Parks Week

Kids are now able to visit a local park to explore a fantasy world where they can herd kittens, run away from the bad fairy or come face-to-face with a giant T-Rex. In celebration of National Parks Week, which is running this week, Tauranga City Council... Read More

New floodlights will light up three playing fields

Gordon Spratt Reserve will be getting a lot more use thanks to floodlighting that is being installed at three of its playing fields before the winter sports season begins. The community-led project has been steered by the Gordon Spratt Users Forum and... Read More

Tell us if you enjoy Tauranga’s public places

Tauranga City Council has been asking the community if there is anything that spoils our city's streets, beaches, reserves for them. The feedback received will help to inform the review of four public places bylaws. The bylaws are being reviewed... Read More

Never Happens? Happens community event

Tauranga City Council is inviting the community to the official opening of the first purpose-built tsunami high ground in the Southern Hemisphere on Saturday, 7 April from 3.30pm at Gordon Spratt Reserve, Papamoa. We are incorporating the opening of... Read More

Nominations for the 2018 by-election

The nominations for the 2018 by-election closed at 12pm on Monday, 5 March.  There are 20 candidates standing for one at-large role.   Our electoral officer, Warwick Lampp, says this an unprecedented number in Tauranga for one position... 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

Bay Today

Penumbra on Sunday. Photo: Joan King.

Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz