Two new Kawerau councillors

Two new people - David Sparks and Sela Kingi – are elected to Kawerau District Council in the 2016 local elections. Along with the six returning councillors, the newly elected members will help steer Kawerau into a positive future and guide the...... Read More

Brownless wins our votes

Greg Brownless is the new mayor of Tauranga after receiving 8513 votes according to preliminary results. Greg was taking his mother out when he received a phone call with the news this afternoon. Greg Brownless. “I was getting my mother at a rest...... Read More

With seconds to spare

The clock ticked 11.58am and Richard Coles slipped the last vote into the ballot box at the council offices on Willow St. Richard Coles made his vote with just two minutes to spare. Photos: Chris Callinan. The Tauranga businessman made his vote in the...... Read More

Counting the votes

Thames and Coromandel residents are rushing to ballot boxes today to cast their vote on who should represent their district as mayor, councillors or on the community board. Voting closes at noon today. Triennial elections for elected members of most local...... Read More

Last minute dash to ballot boxes

The final few voting papers of the 2016 Local Body Elections are coming in across Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty this morning, as residents make a last minute dash to make their votes count. Cyrus and Kimberly Tuporo with their papers they were dropping...... Read More

Who will be mayor?

There will be 11 lumpy throats leaning over the cereal bowl this morning as candidates for Tauranga’s mayoralty prepare themselves for the verdict expected from 3pm today. Who will be the next mayor? Voters have until noon Saturday, October 8, to...... Read More

Voting numbers still down

Slightly more people in the Western Bay of Plenty district have returned their ballot papers compared to their Tauranga City counterparts. As of Wednesday night, a total of 29.4 per cent of eligible voters in the Western Bay had cast their vote, while...... Read More

Standing up for environment

New Zealanders are being urged to stand up for the environment and do their bit to protect their rivers and lakes for swimming as time runs out to vote in the local body elections. The elections are underway now, giving voters the opportunity to choose...... Read More

Received your voting papers yet?

By now ballot papers for this year’s local body elections should have started to appear in letterboxes across the Coromandel. If you’re eligible to vote but haven’t received your voting papers by Thursday, September 22, and want to...... Read More

Getting inside candidates' heads

If you want to get inside the heads of your prospective Tauranga City and Regional Councillors then come along to the “Meet the Candidates” event this Saturday. Comedian Guy Williams is hosting the event at 3pm at Mount Drury, Mount Maugnanui. Comedian...... Read More

Opinion Poll

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