Rotorua projects get funding boost

Rotorua has taken two steps forward towards achieving long-term goals with funding being approved for two of council’s ‘Big Moves’ projects. Rotorua Lakes Council’s ‘Big Moves’ are important, multi-year projects...... Read More

Confusion over show of support for horse riding

An event at Tuapiro Point to show support for access to the coastal environment went ahead last weekend, despite confusion over whether the Western Bay of Plenty District Council had asked organisers to cancel it. The council is undertaking a bylaw...... Read More

Homeless shelter still open –Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua Lakes Council is insisting their drop-in centre for the city’s homeless community has not closed. Council says it continues to work with Tiny Deane from Visions of a Helping Hand, who is operating an overnight drop-in shelter. Kaiwhakahaere...... Read More

Landmark development partnership for city centre

Today Tauranga City Council has signed a partnering agreement with leading development company Willis Bond & Co, to work together to create new civic spaces and facilities in the city centre. Willis Bond & Co will work with Council to deliver a new...... Read More

New bus ticketing system delayed

A new electronic ticketing system for Bay of Plenty buses has been delayed until the end of the year. Bay of Plenty Regional Council is one of nine New Zealand councils that have joined together in a consortium to introduce the new cross-boundary ticketing...... Read More

Harington works halt after artefact discovery

Historical artefacts discovered at the Harington Street Transport Hub construction site are the reason behind a temporary halt on works. Tauranga City Council communication advisor Marcel Currin says the items were discovered on Thursday. “A...... Read More

Tauranga Draft trade waste bylaw out for review

  Tauranga City Council is calling for people to have their say on the current trade waste bylaw.   The Local Government Act 2002 requires all bylaws to be reviewed no later than 10 years after their last review, so the council’s...... Read More

Calls for input on Omokoroa Domain plans

A makeover is coming for Omokoroa’s Domain and Esplanade, and Western Bay locals are invited to an open day to check out the initial plans and throw their ideas in the hat. Western Bay of Plenty District Council say they are looking at upgrades...... Read More

3D mural commissioned for Downtown Tauranga

A large-scale 3D interactive mural will soon be created in the Pop-Up Park installation in Devonport Road as part of a city centre placemaking initiative to create unique experiences. The mural will be painted by nationally renowned local artist Shane...... Read More

Palm trees cut down to make way for green space

The well-known palm trees in the Phoenix carpark are being cut down this morning in preparation for the new urban green space development. Tauranga City Council announced earlier this week that the next stage of the development in Mount Maunganui was...... Read More




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