Opotiki Council’s public survey under way

  Opotiki residents should not be surprised if they get a phone call in coming days seeking their opinion on a range of council activities and... Read More

One week left to submit on proposed plan changes

People have one week left to voice their opinions on three Tauranga City Council proposed plan changes. Council proposes changes to some City Plan rules... Read More

Sign up for green waste collection now available

Households can now sign up for Tauranga City Council’s new kerbside garden waste collections that will begin in July. Households wanting to sign... Read More

Sweet ride for community patrollers

  A new fit-for-purpose community patrol car with all the bells and whistles has been coasting through the alleys and roads around Tauranga South... Read More

Trash talking the new rubbish collection

The new ‘one size fits all’ approach to rubbish collection in Tauranga continues to be slated by residents, especially seniors. From July... Read More

Tauranga “short changed” by commission appointment

  Commissioners are set to take over Tauranga City Councillors’ responsibilities in February, but with so few details about the appointments,... Read More

Drought continues despite spells of rain

Tauranga City Council is reminding residents that the need for water restrictions persists and urges people to minimise their outdoor water use.  Water... Read More

Partial closure No 1 Road for pipeline work

­ Part of Te Puke’s No 1 Road will be reduced to one lane from February 2 to March 8 to enable trenching for the Waiāri main trunk water pipeline. The... Read More

Councillors keep job title, but lose all pay

Embattled Tauranga City councillors will be able to keep calling themselves that by name, but they have been prevented from performing any official duties... Read More

Fatburg dirty work for council

Monster fatburgs discovered in a Whakatane sewer will take days to remove and cost ratepayers thousands. What was expected to be a one-day job on Wednesday... Read More

Unique native birds fuel Judy’s rescue work

“It all started when a neighbour brought an egg around and told me to put it under a desk lamp, and I’d have a duckling,” says bird... Read More

Water demand continues to cause concern in WBOP

  High water use across the whole Western Bay District is continuing to put pressure on reservoir levels, prompting a reminder to the public to... Read More

Bans from Rotorua Council facilities halve

Vaping in the library, an “alleged over-familiar conversation” with a female staff member and aggressive behaviour were among reasons people... Read More

Access to Omanawa Falls remains closed

Access to Omanawa Falls in the Western Bay of Plenty remains closed following the death of a man on Sunday. Tauranga City Council, Ngāti Hangarau... Read More

$25 rent rise “a hell of a lot” – pensioner

Pensioners living in Opotiki’s Peria House flats say a $25 a week rise in rent will be a struggle to pay and will result in them having to go... Read More