Bella Vista Home trial: plans submitted incomplete

  Homes in a botched Tauranga housing development were sold to clients before consented drawings were completed, providing inaccurate costs, the... Read More

Seismic work on Spring St car parking building

A preliminary seismic assessment of Tauranga City Council’s Spring Street car parking building has signalled a need for a further detailed assessment. Initial... Read More

Inspectors ‘lenient’ on Bella Vista homes

A council building inspector admitted that Tauranga City Council inspectors were told to "be lenient" when issuing failed inspections at the... Read More

Cold change about to pounce bringing snow

  This weekend is warmer than average across New Zealand, a precursor to the cold change about to pounce, says a WeatherWatch spokesperson.   “Temperatures... Read More

Power cut in Bowentown due to vehicle hitting pole

Police report that a car hit a powerpole early this morning in Bowentown. The crash occurred at the intersection of Seaforth Rd and Tuna Ave around... Read More

Tornado rips through Papamoa causing mayhem

A tornado has ripped through Papamoa this morning sending roof tiles, trampolines, and road work signs flying and bringing down fences. "It's... Read More

National weather update

WeatherWatch advises that a ridge lies over the South Island today. “Meanwhile a southeasterly airflow flows over the North Island feeding into... Read More

Fewer listings but house prices push higher in May

The muted recovery in home sales in May reflected a shortage of new listings, which served to impact sales volumes but elevated prices, the latest Real... Read More

Anticyclone over most of NZ today

WeatherWatch advises that an anticyclone covers most of New Zealand today. “However a front is stalling over the upper North Island delivering... Read More

Help to resolve commercial rent disputes

The Government will legislate to ensure businesses that suffered as a result of the COVID-19 response will get help to resolve disputes over commercial... Read More

New Healthy Homes deadline welcomed

The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand is delighted by this week’s announcement from the Associate Minister of Housing that the Healthy Homes... Read More

Council proposes spending cuts, reduced rates rise

Tauranga City Council will consult with the community on a draft Annual Plan 2020-21 that has been heavily revised in response to the impacts of Covid-19. The... Read More

Power outage to over 2000 in Tauranga & Whitianga

More than 2000 properties across Tauranga and the Coromandel are without power on Monday afternoon as the rainy weather lashes both regions. Power went... Read More

Queen’s Birthday Monday continues to be wet

North Islanders desperate for rain for months have finally had their wishes answered over the weekend.   “It’s still not enough to... Read More

Coromandel braces for heavy rain onslaught

  It’s time to batten down the hatches and prepare for another onslaught of rain, as people across the Coromandel peninsula brace themselves... Read More