Three Waters Reform: Pleas for more detail

Rotorua Lakes Council appears to remain open-minded but “sceptical” when it comes to Three Waters reform. On Thursday at a full council... Read More

Western Bay Council’s first CCTV fund now open

The Western Bay of Plenty’s first CCTV fund is now open and calling for applicants. The fund is capped at $50,000 and is open to all Western... Read More

Ward Forums and Community Board meetings cancelled

The Western Bay of Plenty District Council has decided to cancel upcoming Ward Forums and Community Board meetings in September and early October.   The... Read More

Calling out for animal carers

With kitten and puppy season on our doorsteps, animal rescue needs foster carers more than ever. Rowan Elliott of Rescue Revive Rehome says they rely... Read More

Community grants of up to $50,000 open next week

Community groups looking for funding for one-off projects can apply to Tauranga City Council’s new Community Grant Fund from Monday, September... Read More

Council identify significant Three Waters issues

  Western Bay of Plenty Mayor Gary Webber says an initial review into the Government’s Three Waters reform proposal has highlighted significant... Read More

Kerbside grace period wrapping up

Western Bay of Plenty District Council’s kerbside collection grace period will wrap up this week following a 10-week education programme. Western... Read More

Exit plan key for Tauranga election decisions

The Minister of Local Government says she stands by the decision to place a Commission in charge of Tauranga City Council. However, Nanaia Mahuta remains... Read More

Three Waters debate brews in WBOP

A former Western Bay of Plenty District councillor is urging people to speak up about Three Waters Reform. Councils around the country have until October... Read More

Redacted section of commission report made public

Tauranga City Council commission chair Anne Tolley is calling for a redacted section of the commission’s June quarter report to be made public. The... Read More

Pukehina boat ramp closes for upgrades

The Pukehina boat ramp will close to the public from next week to allow for upgrades.  The boat ramp off Pukehina Parade... Read More

Making te reo part of every day

As a fluent te reo Māori speaker, celebrating the Māori language is not something that is confined to Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori for Ōpōtiki district... Read More

People encouraged to ditch the car on Wednesday

Motorists in the Bay of Plenty can join people around the globe by leaving their cars at home on Wednesday, September 22, to celebrate World... Read More

Pahoia cycleway bridge construction underway

The next step in connecting cyclists and walkers between Ōmokoroa and Pahoia will be taken this week, as construction of a new suspension bridge gets... Read More

Calls for halt to Three Waters info campaign

The Government has made a hash of explaining its plan to reform water services, according to the organisation that represents councils around the country.... Read More