‘Mr Miserable’ takes a caning

He’s been labelled ‘Mr Miserable’, accused of being a ‘cowardly couch complainant’, and then invited to ‘enrich his... Read More

Celebrating Chinese culture in the Bay

Stepping on to the village green at Tauranga’s Historic Village last week, I turned to find Wentao Zhang swirling past me, holding aloft a large... Read More

15th Avenue improvements underway again

Tauranga City Council is moving forward with 15th Avenue developments. Traffic management controls have been set up to support an expected increase... Read More

Councils succeed as welcoming communities

Western Bay and Tauranga City councils have gained recognition for the Welcoming Communities programme that has been successfully piloted in the region... Read More

Tauranga City nearing water restrictions

Tauranga City is nearing water restrictions as summer and periods without rain continue. Council’s city waters manager Stephen Burton says... Read More

Vegan activists sticker Tauranga Signs

A vegan activism group has taken responsibility for stickers on stop signs around Tauranga. Stickers are placed on stop signs so it reads ‘STOP... Read More

Conciliation with serial complainer

  The Greerton Hall serial noise complainant seems to have won the day.   There will be no loud or amplified music from the hall in future... Read More

Council seeking leadership expert for committee

Tauranga City Council is on the hunt for someone to chair the Chair the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee. A post on the Tauranga City Council website... Read More

Permanent fix for Oropi Road sinkhole

Work will start on a permanent fix for a sinkhole which formed on Oropi Road, Tauranga, in 2019. The sinkhole, near the Oropi Stream Bridge, was the... Read More

Councillor calls mayor‘s leadership authoritarian

An outspoken Rotorua Lakes councillor has labelled the mayor's leadership as "authoritarian". Reynold Macpherson says he believes the... Read More

Whakatane ‘open for business’

Whakatane District Council and Tourism Bay of Plenty are encouraging visitors to explore all that Whakatane and the Bay of Plenty has to offer and support... Read More

Art takes to the streets

A street-art festival is putting Tauranga on the map for being more than just a beach city. “After this festival, there will be more street art... Read More

What cost a carpark?

“Progress - it’s all about progress,” says a philosophical Bram van Berkel, apartment owner and manager of the Quest Apartments in... Read More

Mob members overrun Tarawera campground

A popular Kawerau campground has been closed after campers were intimidated and threatened by Mob members on dirt bikes, allegedly led by the camp manager... Read More

Total watering ban for Whitianga and Hahei

The Thames Coromandel District Council have advised that a total watering ban is now in place for Whitianga, and Hahei also remains on a total watering... Read More