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

Wake up call for all says Tauranga‘s acting mayor

  Acting Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Tauranga City Tina Salisbury says the decision by the Local Government Minister to appoint a commission to run... Read More

NZ First fields new Tauranga candidate

Tauranga businesswoman Erika Harvey is standing as the New Zealand First Tauranga candidate in this year’s general election, following List MP... Read More

Deputy mayor to stay after councillor backs down

Tauranga’s deputy mayor will retain her position after a councillor has rescinded his signature from a letter asking for her to be removed. Councillor... Read More

Sir Michael Cullen to lead Bay of Plenty DHB

Health Minister Dr David Clark has appointed Sir Michael Cullen as the new chair of the Bay of Plenty DHB. Dr Clark has today announced four Board appointments... Read More

The man behind the name

It probably says something about the man. When most council candidates were anxiously gnawing their nails, waiting for the STV algorithm to crunch... Read More

Iwi hopes new council will support Maori concerns

Maori historian and Tauranga Moana iwi leader Buddy Mikaere feels the newly elected council will favour Maori concerns which he welcomes. “As... Read More

New Tauranga mayor wants to unify the city

Newly sworn in mayor Tenby Powell wants to create a united council that can agree on the best way forward for Tauranga. “I've been given a... Read More

Treaty of Waitangi posters torn from council wall

A protester ripped down posters depicting the Treaty of Waitangi at the swearing in of Tauranga City Council elected members today. Hayden Henry pulled... Read More

Western Bay backs Webber

It was a close fought thing, just 1300 votes in it on Election Day. But it was enough to give Garry Webber a mandate as Mayor of the Western Bay of Plenty... Read More

Fifteen minutes with Tenby

He’s hardly had time to slip those buffed designer shoes under the desk in the Mayoral Chamber. And already he’s thinking they may not... Read More

Election results finalised following draw

Results for the 2019-22 triennium Local Elections for Mayor, Council and Community Board have been finalised yesterday following a tie in the Murupara-Galatea... Read More

Chance may determine fate of Whakatane councillors

The toss of a coin may determine who represents the southern-most communities of the Whakatane district over the next three years. Final election results... Read More

Kelvin Clout looks forward to continuing to serve

On Saturday night following the election progress results being announced, Kelvin and Kathryn Clout opened their home to supporters, family and friends,... Read More

Departing mayor Greg Brownless turns to acting

Outgoing mayor Greg Brownless plans on spending his new found time with family and has already signed up for a play. He will be in the play ‘Noises... Read More