Tauranga parking move goes to vote

A decision on whether to limit city parking to three hours goes to the vote in council today. It's a hang-over from the December 19 Council meeting, where Councillors resolved to consult the public about introducing maximum three hour time parking... Read More

Help at the end of the rainbow

Coming out at 50 is no less terrifying than coming out as a teenager, says a Tauranga woman offering help and advice to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community. With the support of Toi Ohomai, Kat Clark has established a Rainbow... Read More

Greenprinting Whakatane

‘Where the people lead, the leaders will follow' that's the motto behind Tuesday's “Greenprint for Whakatane” get-together. The workshop is a chance to talk about making Whakatane a more sustainable, resilient and... Read More

Council bulk buys electric bikes

A chance to bulk buy electric bikes has seen more than 50 Tauranga City Council staff take up the offer to pay for their own brand new electric bike. "At the beginning we thought 10 to 15 staff might take up the offer, and we got 52,” says transportation... Read More

Moving day for council staff

Tauranga City Council staff begin their move from the former Trustbank building on Devonport Road to the newish IRD building on Cameron Road on Friday. The move, which will happen over three weeks, will see about 400 people changing offices from one... Read More

Turret Rd cliff erosion under control

Ongoing cliff erosion near Turret Road is believed pose a minimal risk to motorists, according to latest observations by Tauranga City Council. The erosion is currently affecting a bank near Turret Road, about 50m from SH2a. TCC transportation manager... Read More

Buddy Mikaere standing for council

Former Opportunities Party list candidate Buddy Mikaere has thrown his hat into the ring for the upcoming council by-election, which seeks to fill the vacancy left in the wake of Gail McIntosh's passing. The 67-year-old made the announcement on... Read More

Poll on Maori wards in Whakatane

The Whakatane District Council has this week received a petition, signed by around 1800 people, demanding a poll of electors be undertaken on the decision to introduce a Maori ward or wards at the 2019 local government election. The petition is now... Read More

Enjoying our public places to the full

Is there anything that spoils our city's streets, beaches, reserves for you? That's the question Tauranga City Council is asking the community to help inform the review of four public places bylaws.  The council is reviewing these bylaws... Read More

New swimming facilities criticised

A swimming area in the new Wairaka Centennial Park is being criticised by public as an unsafe facility for public use. The new facility took just short of a year to develop and cost about $870,000 to develop. It features a zero-depth water play area,... Read More



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An uncommon butterfly spotted: New Zealand Admiral. A good start to the new year. Photo: Murray Smith.

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