Elections: The campaign journey begins

The ring has closed and the hats have been collected – let the fun begin! With nominations for Local Body Elections closing last Friday, there’s... Read More

Mayoral candidate wants to keep it local

Rodney Joyce says he is the “least promising” mayoral candidate out there, but it’s for good reason. He is one of eight candidates... Read More

Housing rule changes for Te Puke and Ōmokoroa

New rules that allow sites to have three homes up to three storeys high are set to be introduced in Te Puke and Ōmokoroa. The changes, being driven... Read More

Pollen explosion hits the BOP

Residents are being reassured that a yellow powdery substance appearing in waterways around the Bay of Plenty is nothing to be concerned about. The... Read More

Housing rules changing for Tauranga

It’s about to get easier to build a range of housing options, says Tauranga City Council. Proposed Plan Change 33 was approved on Monday by council... Read More

Draft alcohol policy opens for consultation

Members of the community are being invited to have their say on where and when alcohol can be bought in Tauranga. Consultation on the revised draft... Read More

Dog attack: Council appeals judge’s decision

The life of Tauranga Rottweiler Chopper is once again under threat as Tauranga City Council is appealing the judge’s ruling on its previous charge. Chopper... Read More

Tearing down the former council hub

Progress is being made on the demolition of Tauranga City's old council offices. A video posted to Facebook recently shows the building on Willow... Read More

Could Rotorua’s Blue Baths have stayed open?

The former leaseholder of Rotorua's 'iconic' Blue Baths says new government advice shows the council could have left the building open while... Read More

Tauranga City nearly halves its household waste

Tauranga has reportedly nearly halved the city's household waste going to landfill. That’s the message from Tauranga City Council just over... Read More

“Significant changes” ahead for Tauranga‘s CBD

Revitalisation of Tauranga’s city centre is “absolutely critical” for New Zealand’s fifth largest city and the council has released... Read More

Cast your vote for a punny recycling name

Sustainabox, Recyclosaurus Rex, Treasure Trailer and Hungry hangarua – which name do you think has the best milage? People are being invited to... Read More

Cash injection for community facilities

The hopes of five community groups are being realised thanks to funding from Western Bay of Plenty District Council’s Facilities in the Community... Read More

The race is on for Western Bay’s elections

A total of 58 people have put their hat in the ring to represent the Western Bay. Nominations for the 32 positions available in Western Bay of Plenty... Read More

Report paints grim picture of state of Rotorua

The wellbeing of people in Rotorua is getting worse by most measures, a new report says. An iwi leader says "you can't put any sugar over this"... Read More