WBOP Council’s steady as we grow approach pays off

Western Bay Council’s Annual Report for the 2017-18 has indicated continued growth and demand for services within the District, among a number of other positive indicators according to latest findings. The report shows the District experienced...... Read More

Record numbers for Council organisations

Council controlled organisations reported another successful year with visitation and usage of services and facilities being up across the city. Bay Venues Limited hosted another record number of almost 2.1 million visitors in 2017/18. Its 24 facilities,...... Read More

Government funding a huge boost for Rotorua

Hundreds of jobs could be created in Rotorua, and millions of dollars of private investment sparked, following a multi-million dollar cash injection from the Government. The Government announced the city will receive $27.4 million from the Provincial...... Read More

Tauranga City Council encourage solar hot water

Tauranga City Council are helping householders to install solar hot water systems by offering free building consents in the latest Long Term Plan. “It’s great to see the council helping our community to address the twin challenges of rising...... Read More

Council takes up Kiwi Camp offer for campers

Western Bay of Plenty District Council has accepted a $200,000 grant from Central Government to trial a KiwiCamp facility in Waihi Beach this summer to help manage freedom camping. Council considered several sites and decided on the Waihi Beach Community...... Read More

River improvement targets exceeded

More than 136 kilometres of Bay of Plenty waterway margins have been protected from stock access in the past year through riparian management partnerships between private landowners and the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. “Riparian management...... Read More

Strong support sees reprieve for community boards

Strong support for locally elected boards has seen the Western Bay of Plenty District Council drop plans to scrap its five community boards and replace them with three community committees. After extensive community consultation, including a series...... Read More

More GPs on the way for Western Bay

The Western Bay of Plenty is set to get more general practitioners over the next year as the region continues to grow. Additional general practices are expected to open in the Western Bay of Plenty within the next year as existing general practices...... Read More

Plans for online voting ’dangerous’

An Australian IT expert says New Zealand would be crazy to adopt online voting for local government elections and would be opening itself up to widespread electoral fraud. Nine councils including Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton and Tauranga want to...... Read More

Eastern Bay schools get BikeReady

Eastern Bay Road Safety Programme partners, ACC and NZTA, have invested in a national cycling education system through a programme called BikeReady.   The BikeReady programme was established to assist people to develop skills suited to their...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Who or what is to blame for all the crashes on the roads of late?

Drivers in general
The roads
A combination of the roads and drivers