Buddy Mikaere standing for council

Former Opportunities Party list candidate Buddy Mikaere has thrown his hat into the ring for the upcoming council by-election, which seeks to fill the vacancy left in the wake of Gail McIntosh's passing. The 67-year-old made the announcement on... Read More

Poll on Maori wards in Whakatane

The Whakatane District Council has this week received a petition, signed by around 1800 people, demanding a poll of electors be undertaken on the decision to introduce a Maori ward or wards at the 2019 local government election. The petition is now... Read More

Enjoying our public places to the full

Is there anything that spoils our city's streets, beaches, reserves for you? That's the question Tauranga City Council is asking the community to help inform the review of four public places bylaws.  The council is reviewing these bylaws... Read More

New swimming facilities criticised

A swimming area in the new Wairaka Centennial Park is being criticised by public as an unsafe facility for public use. The new facility took just short of a year to develop and cost about $870,000 to develop. It features a zero-depth water play area,... Read More

Regions monitor remnants of Cylone Gita

Districts across most of the central North Island have advised they will be monitoring the incoming storm through the weekend with MetService and Civil Defence. MetService meteorologist Lisa Murray says there is considerable uncertainty about Gita's... Read More

If you love Tauranga, stand for council

Do you want to represent your community? Tauranga City Council is holding a by-election in April for one at large position on council. Nominations for candidates in the upcoming by-election are now open. Nominations close at noon on Monday, March 5.... Read More

Housing development dialogue opens

Dialogue around two new urban growth areas is now open following a workshop presented by Tauranga City Council. The new areas include Te Tumu in Papamoa East, which is expected to provide about 7000 new dwellings, and Tauriko West, which could add 3000... Read More

Ian Taylor joins museum debate

A Dunedin technological entrepreneur has joined the debate on discussions about Tauranga bringing a new museum to life. At a special breakfast ceremony at Tauranga Club this morning, Animation Research CEO Ian Taylor shared his thoughts on the benefits... Read More

Maori ward petition delivered to council

A petition calling for a public poll on the issue of Maori wards for Western Bay of Plenty District Council has been delivered today. Petitioners arrived at council offices on Barkes Corner at 12pm with boxes containing more than 4000 signatures. Of... Read More

Slip-proof mats at tidal stairs

Slip-proof mats have been installed at the tidal stairs on the CBD waterfront, after reports of green slime build-up on the stairs causing numerous slips and falls. Tauranga City Council facilities team leader Paul Muller says the mats were installed... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should assisted-suicide be allowed in cases where people are terminally ill?


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