Street in Tauranga CBD to close for a year

A section of Hamilton Street, between Durham Street and Willow Street in the Tauranga Central Business District, will be closed from Thursday - for a year. Access to the Tauranga Library, Kingsview Resort, Harrington House and Citizens Advice Bureau...... Read More

Longer lease for Bay Lions group

Ohope Lions Club’s popular monthly garage sales will continue to be hosted at Port Ohope’s Nissen Shed for the next few years, following a two year lease extension.   Whakatane District Council elected members have decided to extend...... Read More

Council has say on Zero Carbon Bill

Whakatane District Council is the latest to chip in on the Ministry for the Environment’s proposed Zero Carbon Bill.   The council's submission, which has been discussed extensively at the recent Council Policy Committee meeting, supports...... Read More

Deputy Mayor feels the shake

Last night’s magnitude 4.0 earthquake in Canterbury could be felt by one Tauranga resident. Deputy Mayor of Tauranga Kelvin Clout says he and his wife Katherine are currently down in Christchurch and were amongst the 7000-plus people GeoNet reports...... Read More

Coloured containers in Tauranga CBD

Brightly coloured containers are on site down on the corner of Hamilton and Willow streets, as Tauranga City Council moves into the final stages of set up for ‘Our Place’. ‘Our Place’, managed by Little Big Markets, is an exciting...... Read More

Road closures in and around Tauranga

Motorists are being warned to expect slight delays around Tauranga and Mount Maunganui. Ongoing works around the city means contractors are having to shut down certain roads. See below to see what closures are happening where and how your travels...... Read More

Funding cuts for police mental health plan

Funding for a ground-breaking mental health scheme to ease strain on emergency services has been axed by the government. An $8 million co-response service would see a mental health worker attend all crisis calls along with police and ambulance staff....... Read More

Reminder to register your dog on time

Does your dog have a green tag? If not – you have until 1 August to register your dog for the 2018/19 year without incurring a 50 percent penalty fee. Western Bay dog owners should have received their registration packs in the mail, or by email,...... Read More

Have your say on council’s alcohol bylaw

Tauranga City Council is reviewing the bylaw that governs the consumption of alcohol in public places, including the alcohol-free areas in Tauranga. Consultation on the draft Alcohol Control Bylaw 2018 closes in one week’s time – at 5pm...... Read More

Wastewater project challenge for Council engineer

A bold career change at the age of 35, took Trent Deakin from a call centre desk to his first gig as a project engineer managing a key project for Western Bay of Plenty District Council. Qualifying at the age of 40 with a Bachelor of Engineering Technology...... Read More




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