Underpass walkabout on Sunday

Street performances from samba groups and other others will add a dash of colour to the fresh asphalt at the Welcome By underpass on Sunday. From 10am until 3pm the public will be able to walk through the underpass and inspect the $45m project. The...... Read More

Rents rocket across the NZ - Trade Me

New Zealand’s national median rent reached a record-breaking $475 per week in April after a 5.6 per cent jump on last year, according to the latest Trade Me Property Rental Index. Head of Trade Me Property Nigel Jeffries says rents typically cool...... Read More

New substation for Tauriko

It isn’t rocket science, more residential growth and an increasing population equals a need for more power. Tauranga’s rapidly expanding Tauriko industrial estate now has an enhanced electricity supply with the recent commissioning of a new...... Read More

When Katikati calls

  “After 27 years in Tauranga we have decided to move on.” That’s the thrust of a message to The Weekend Sun this week. It’s both a message and an indictment because Ross and his partner Gay say their “nice little retirement...... Read More

Budget 2018: Fixing the housing crisis

The government is committing to a multi-billion dollar investment to build public housing and thousands of affordable homes, and to help house our most vulnerable people, says Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford. “Too many New Zealanders...... Read More

Bigger budgets for Bay projects

Budgets for projects throughout the region are set to increase, after being approved by Whakatane District Council for inclusion in the current year’s capital budgets and 2018-28 Long Term Plan. In most instances, the increased costs involved are...... Read More

Housing waiting list 'shockingly high'

New figures have been released showing the waiting list for state housing has hit an all time high. There are now nearly 8000 families and individuals on the waiting list for public housing, and 2000 more looking to shift to a different state house. Housing...... Read More

Living costs drive Kiwis back to Aus

Kiwi families who have moved back to New Zealand after living in Australia are struggling with high living costs and low wages that could push them back across the Tasman. Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders have moved to Australia to try and build...... Read More

Tauranga’s award-winning buildings

Educational and cultural buildings are among the Tauranga winners in the 2018 Waikato/Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards. The awards are part of the peer-reviewed New Zealand Architecture Awards programme run by the New Zealand Institute of Architects...... Read More

$2.5m to help Tauranga homeless

Accessible Properties is encouraged by the government’s commitment to provide an additional $2.5 million investment for emergency housing in Tauranga. The investment is part of an emergency housing package of $20.5 million to provide an additional...... Read More




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