Feedback on rules for earthworks near kauri trees

The Thames-Coromandel District Council is now taking feedback on proposed new rules to manage earthworks near kauri trees in urban zones of the district,... Read More

Quiet room for those with sensory needs

As part of Bayfair Shopping Centre’s $115 million development, a quiet room has opened for visitors with sensory processing and autism spectrum... Read More

Water conservation calls before summer hits

Summer isn’t even here yet, and already Tauranga City Council is calling on people to conserve water. Council is warning people that the earlier... Read More

The Mall reopens after severe flooding

Repairs to The Mall at Pilot Bay are expected to begin today after severe flooding caused damage to parts of the road. Tauranga City Council was forced... Read More

Severe flooding in Mount Maunganui

The Mall, in Mount Maunganui, is currently closed to motorists following severe flooding in the area. A SunLive photographer at the scene says the... Read More

Council calls for change in legislation

  Whakatane District Council is seeking a meeting with Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta to discuss what it says are flaws in the local electoral... Read More

New rose created for ex Hamilton Mayor

A week is a long time in politics. Three years seems like an eternity. But that’s about to change. Three years ago, after retiring from two terms... Read More

Consultation opens on the draft Naming Policy

Tauranga City Council is updating its Naming of Streets, Reserves and Community Facilities Policy (now to be known as the Naming Policy) – last... Read More

Illegally dumped rubbish frustrating council

  A Bay of Plenty Council is disappointed with the illegal dumping taking place in its town. Photos posted on the Whakatane District Council’s... Read More

101st Armistice Day commemoration in Papamoa

The flagstaff at the Papamoa War Memorial will be flying full colours for the first time on Monday. One year from its unveiling, the war memorial has... Read More

Mud Dog Run postponed

This Sunday’s Mud Dog Run at TECT All Terrain Park is postponed due to an iffy-looking weather forecast. The event will now be held on Sunday,... Read More

WBOP councillors sworn in

A commitment to connecting with all communities underpinned the swearing in of councillors and community board members at the inaugural meeting of the... Read More

Tauranga Council vote on salaries

  Some councillors will be getting paid more than others after Tauranga’s newly elected mayor and councillors confirmed their roles on the... Read More

Councillors divided over remuneration report

Tauranga City’s newly elected council is divided over remuneration for councillors. Councillors were at logger heads when discussing the topic... Read More

Shedding light on the upgrade in Tauranga

Tauranga City Council is halfway through upgrading 7000 street light fixtures to LED, a project which could save two-gigawatt hours each year. The upgrade... Read More