Dawn service to commemorate Waitangi Day

A dawn service will be held on Tuesday 6 February at Hopukiore (Mount Drury Reserve) to commemorate the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.  The dawn service will start at 6.30am with a karakia by tangata whenua, followed by a community service, speeches... Read More

The state of our environment

The state of our environment: findings from research and engagement Toitū te marae o Tane, toitū te marae o Tangaroa, toitū te whenua.Care for the realms of the forest and of the sea, and they will sustain and protect the people. Last year Tauranga... Read More

Temporary closure of The Strand bombing platform

The jetty, pontoon and bombing platform next to the tidal steps on the waterfront will be closed tomorrow morning for maintenance.  They are expected to open again at around lunchtime.  The tidal steps will remain open throughout the work Read More

Long Term Plan consultation topics decided

The topics up for debate when Tauranga City Council's Long Term Plan (LTP) 2018-2028 goes out for public consultation in March have been decided. Mayor Greg Brownless said the consultation topics reflected the council's aspiration for Tauranga... Read More

Kerbside collection days to change in some suburbs

For the first time in 24 years, some suburbs in Tauranga will have a new kerbside rubbish and recycling collection day. Starting on Monday, 5 February 2018, collection days in Maungatapu, Tauranga Central (north of 11th Ave) and Sandhurst Road (including... Read More

Update: gas leak repaired – The Strand open again

Update at 3:40pm: gas leak repaired – The Strand open again The gas leak on The Strand has been located and repaired by First Gas. The leak was to an underground gas pipe at the corner of The Strand and Hamilton Street. The Fire Service and... Read More

Pilot Bay water test results within safe levels

The follow up samples of water quality tests for Pilot Bay have returned with results being within safe levels. It is safe to swim and health warning signs, installed as a precautionary, will be removed as soon as possible. Samples were taken at several... Read More



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An uncommon butterfly spotted: New Zealand Admiral. A good start to the new year. Photo: Murray Smith.

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