BOPDHB voting starts Friday

Voting papers for this year’s BOPDHB Board elections will start appearing in letterboxes around the region from Friday. Seven positions will be elected at large from the Bay of Plenty District Health Board’s 9666km2 service coverage area...... Read More

Thinking about election signs

The election signs for the local government elections will pop up about the city this weekend, but there’s only one candidate campaigning on what will happen to his signs when they come down in early October. Shelden Nesdale, standing for the Otumoetai...... Read More

Matt’s challenge to mayoral candidates

City councillor Matt Cowley is challenging Tauranga’s 10 mayoral candidates to stop campaigning on singular issues and start focussing on the bigger picture. The 33-year-old launched the ‘Dear Next Mayor’ campaign yesterday, encouraging...... Read More

Election 2016 candidates' list

Nominations are closed and the names are in. The next local body elections will be held in October 2016. File photo. Voters will be electing 11 representatives - Mayor, four councillors at large (elected by the electors of the city as a whole) and two...... Read More

Make sure you have your say

Bay of Plenty Registrars of Electors Lesley Christophers is working hard to make sure voters in the region get to have their say come voting time for local body elections. Every year tens of thousands of New Zealanders move house, and thousands get removed...... Read More

Mayoral hopeful: Puts his hand up

It would be fair to say Tauranga local Greg Brownless has never been shy to put his hand up to help others. The businessman/funeral director/ international relief worker/former city councillor is looking to add another string to his bow – Tauranga...... Read More

TECT trustee nominations open

People are being encourgaed to put forward their nominatons for TECT trustees. The Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust is administered by six trustees, with three trustees retiring by rotation every two years. Returning officer Warwick Lampp. The three retiring...... Read More

Four way mayoral race

Four people have confirmed they are standing for the Tauranga mayoralty in the local body elections, which are eight months away. Deputy mayor Kelvin Clout, finance committee chairman John Robson, former councillor Murray Guy and Trustpower community...... Read More

Quality cuisine to be tasted and seen

It’s all about quality cuisine made by quality New Zealand suppliers at the Seriously Good Food Show at ASB Arena, Baypark, this month. Foodies enjoy last year’s Seriously Good Food Show. Show favourites Te Mata Figs, Culley’s hot sauces...... Read More

Kelcy’s high hopes

Perseverance and a ‘never say die attitude’ are the key attributes an athlete needs in their sporting arsenal. Kelcy Ballantyne can attest to this on her journey to making New Zealand Basketball’s squad for next month’s FIBA U18...... Read More

What’s on Today? Voting

Today is D-day for politicians around the country as people will cast their vote to see who will be in Parliament for the next three years. All electioneering is now over and people have until 7pm to place their vote. All voting places around Tauranga...... Read More

Clayton claims No.6 spot

Tauranga City councillor and NZ First candidate for Tauranga Clayton Mitchell has been ranked six on the party’s list released today. The Mount Maunganui resident was voted to stand as the party’s Tauranga candidate during a last minute meeting...... Read More

Horan pledges zero polytech fees

The NZ Independent Coalition will implement a zero-fees model at the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic and Waiariki Institute of Technology if elected in the upcoming election. The pledge was made by leader Brendan Horan while speaking at a student forum held...... Read More

Inspiring the youth vote

A general lack of interest and faith in politicians is being credited for younger generations failing to vote – something Bay of Plenty polytechnic staff and students are working at turning around. Voter turnouts have fallen dramatically in New...... Read More

Enrol now for WBOP by-elections

Time is running out for people to enrol to vote for the upcoming Waihi Beach Community Board and Maketu-Te Puke Ward by-elections with electoral rolls closing next Monday, December 16. Locals in both areas now only have four days to enrol – or check...... Read More