Member’s bill to tackle litter drawn

Proposals to hike fines for littering could be a step closer following the drawing of Coromandel MP Scott Simpson's private member's bill today. Scott says an increasing frustration at the level of litter and fly-tipping has motivated him... Read More

Jan represents Coromandel for Labour

Tauranga's Labour list MP has made a goodwill swing through the Coromandel. Jan Tinetti has been charged with looking after the Coromandel electorate for Labour and she considers herself “Labour buddy MP” to the electorate. She is also... Read More

SunLive's top news- March 21

Long road to recovery after fatal crash Domestic incident sparks armed callout Body found near... Read More

Mayor turns down invite to meet Obama

Most mayors couldn't believe their eyes when they saw an invitation for dinner with Barack Obama.  Tauranga Mayor Greg Brownless turned his down. "Unfortunately I'm unable to attend the event due to prior commitments," says Greg. A council... Read More

Kiwi businessman to assist Trump

Matamata-born businessman Chris Liddell has been appointed US President Donald Trump's deputy chief of staff. A former General Motors and Microsoft chief financial officer, the White House announced on Monday local time Chris had been named deputy... Read More

Nats sorry for mass database sign-up

The National Party has been forced to apologise to potentially thousands of people after accidentally signing them up to the party database. People who signed up to join two petitions - against scrapping flights to Kāpiti Airport and one to save the... Read More

Political challenge on SH2

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller is awaiting a response from Transport Minister Phil Twyford, after formally inviting him to experience for himself the stretch of road between Omokoroa and Tauranga.  The request has been made by a formal invitation,... Read More

$5.8m tree growing boost for Minginui

A Bay of Plenty native plant nursery is to receive a $5.8 million boost from the Government Provincial Growth Fund to expand production. Ngati Whare's plant nursery in Minginui will expand from employing nine people at present to 90, and plant... Read More

Todd Muller calls out Phil Twyford

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller has challenged Minister of Transport Phil Twyford over State Highway 2, between Te Puna and Omokoroa. It's quarter past eight on Monday morning and the traffic is slow moving.  Todd wants to call the Minister to... Read More

No museum in my front yard

Residents from Cliff Road – the council's proposed museum site – have claimed that any development would be in conflict with the city council's own spatial framework plan. Locals say the former bowling greens, between the carparks... 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

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