Council helps to share wildlife message

Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Wildlife Trust founder and Tauranga Holistic Vet Dr Liza Schneider’s 10 children’s books are being donated to Western Bay libraries by Western Bay of Plenty District Council. Fostering kindness and respect...... Read More

Burst water main on SH2

A burst water main has been spotted by motorists travelling over the Wairoa Bridge on State Highway 2. A spokesperson for the Western Bay of Plenty District Council says a high pressure water main has burst beside the bridge. “It is being...... Read More

Days left to lodge Tauranga valuation objections

Homeowners have 10 days left to lodge any objections to capital valuations. Every three years, councils must revalue all properties in their localities for rating purposes. Tauranga homeowners received their new valuation notices early December 2018,...... Read More

Inner city safety campaign working in Rotorua

A reduction in anti-social and criminal behaviour in Rotorua’s CBD has resulted from a tougher line in policing the area. Stung late last year by pointed comments from business leaders, the Rotorua Lakes Council and local police joined forces...... Read More

Tauranga City centre temporary road closures

People travelling around the Tauranga CBD are being warned of temporary, nightly road closures. Starting Sunday evening, Tauranga City Council will make improvements to seven pedestrian crossings in the city centre.   The Strand, part of Wharf...... Read More

Higher fines for litterbugs coming

As local councils grapple with the litter left behind by holidaymakers, a Members Bill from National could soon introduce stiffer penalties for people caught illegally dumping rubbish. "It really annoys me seeing our beautiful natural environment...... Read More

Leak affects supply to Te Puke & Eastern Zone

Western Bay of Plenty District Council is repairing a large water leak on a supply line in its Eastern Water Supply Zone that is affecting water supply to Te Puke. The leak was discovered on Monday and loss of water from this leak has added to extremely...... Read More

Police pleased at NYE behaviour

An uneventful night of New Year’s Eve celebrations has been recorded for most of the country, with police saying they are pleased with behaviour nationwide. No significant issues or incidents have been reported to police at any of the main New...... Read More

What to know for NYE in Tauranga

Tauranga City Council and Western Bay of Plenty Police are appealing to Tauranga’s residents and visitors to put their own and their families’ and friends’ safety first while celebrating New Year’s Eve in Tauranga and especially...... Read More

Freedom camping over the festive period

Tauranga City Council is asking freedom campers visiting our city to follow the rules so that Tauranga can remain a friendly and reliable freedom camping location. The city will soon see an influx of domestic and international travellers as the busy...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Do you think the rise in tax will deter people from smoking?

Yes, it will be too expensive.
No, if people want to smoke, they will find a way to pay for it.
Depends on the person's available income.