Car smoking fines a punitive waste of time

A public health academic has told the Health Select Committee plans to fine parents for smoking in a car with children will be a waste of time and won’t... Read More

Government taking action to close gender pay gap

Passing equal pay legislation, delivering record pay settlements for female dominated workforces and requiring public sector agencies to develop plans... Read More

Coastal structures policy up for consultation

Tauranga City Council’s Policy Committee has adopted a draft Coastal Structures Policy for public consultation later this year. The role of this... Read More

Kiwi Trust launches photo competition

The Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust has launched its 2019 photo competition with some great adventure prizes and a category for younger photographers. Photographers... Read More

Win $500 for best bike rack design

It’s time to rack your brains and come up with a great idea for a place to park bikes in Katikati. Western Bay of Plenty District Council is... Read More

Kākāpō face space limitations as population grows

Kākāpō have reached a big milestone, with an official population totalling 200, and for the first time the recovery team needs more habitat for the... Read More

Information events for Te Papa peninsula project

  Tauranga City Council are holding information evenings so the community can learn more about the Te Papa Peninsula project and have their say.... Read More

Primary and intermediate principals accept pay

Primary and intermediate school principals have settled their long-running pay dispute with the Education Ministry. Educational Institute members have... Read More

Measles cases on the rise

More than 100 new cases of the measles have been confirmed in the past week, according to new figures from the Institute of Environmental Science and... Read More

NZ will keep ‘above water’ amid recession fears

New Zealand's economy is not headed for recession, ASB chief economist Nick Tuffley says. For all the gloom-laden predictions overseas which have... Read More

Kindergarten Sunflower project prepares to bloom

A staggering 13,024 kindergarten tots around New Zealand will become little green thumbs and showcase their gardening knowhow by competing with other... Read More

New pathways to jobs for EBOP students

Applications have opened for a new programme about Eastern Bay of Plenty’s booming horticulture industry. It’s for senior school students... Read More

Tauranga inner harbour inundation study outcomes

Tauranga City Council is continuing to invest in mapping and planning for natural hazards on behalf of our community. On Monday, council released a... Read More

Protest to save Bayfair underpass

Bayfair residents are planning a protest ahead of the demolition of the Matapihi to Bayfair underpass. The underpass, which runs under State Highway... Read More

Wanting a fair system for towing in Tauranga

A Tauranga towing company is calling for a fair roster system to tow vehicles from crash scenes. Tauranga Towing is located out in Te Puna and has been... Read More