D-day for Tauranga land proposal policy change

  Tauranga residents have one last chance to have their say on changes to the way council buy and sell property.   The change includes... Read More

Te Puke Highway three day lane closure

A small section of Te Puke Highway will be closed next week. Weather permitting, maintenance work will start Wednesday, April 21, on Te Puke Highway... Read More

Funding available for BOP environmentalists

Community groups have three months left to apply for funding for projects that aim to enhance, preserve or protect the Bay of Plenty's natural or... Read More

WBOP Council to stop accepting cheques

Western Bay of Plenty District Council is encouraging residents to plan ahead with payment options ahead of cheque payments being phased out in May 2021. From... Read More

Multiple Tauranga speed limit changes

Tauranga City Council’s commissioners have voted to change the speed limit on a number of roads throughout the city. However, any change to the... Read More

LED streetlights funding under threat

Tauranga City Council face losing a significant subsidy in relation to the installation of new LED streetlighting because of supply issues. The project... Read More

“Treated like crap”: Ex-workers speak out

Rotorua Lakes Council made 12 people redundant in 2020, and one of those staff members says, in his view, the way it was carried out was “laughably... Read More

Calls to freeze commercial rates in Tauranga

  Tauranga City commissioners are inviting the Taxpayers Union to have its say on commercial rates from May 7.   The draft Long Term Plan... Read More

Tauranga tsunami sirens report this month

  A report on the suitability and implementation of tsunami sirens for Tauranga will be presented to Tauranga City Council later this month.   It... Read More

Just two households remain in Matata red zone

Time in paradise is up for Matatā residents living in a red-zoned debris flow risk area, after a plan change has deemed their land and family home uninhabitable.... Read More

Council investigating groundwater contamination

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is investigating reports chemical compounds have been recorded in groundwater near Taiaho Place in the Mount Maunganui... Read More

Record lows drive prolonged water restrictions

Water restrictions stay on in Tauranga, crossing into April for the first time in recent years. Continued low flow in the streams that supply Tauranga’s... Read More

Voting open in Katikati-Waihi Beach by-election

Voting is now open to decide who will fill the vacant Katikati-Waihi Beach Ward seat on Western Bay of Plenty District Council. Ten candidates are vying... Read More

Mauao base track closed for stair removal

Mauao base track will be closed next week. The closure is to allow contractors to begin work to remove the temporary stairs installed in 2017, after... Read More

Two day carnival of jazz in downtown Tauranga

The carnival atmosphere in central Tauranga has enveloped more streets than ever before, with the recently upgraded Wharf Street becoming a new and special... Read More