Council bulk buys electric bikes

A chance to bulk buy electric bikes has seen more than 50 Tauranga City Council staff take up the offer to pay for their own brand new electric bike. "At the beginning we thought 10 to 15 staff might take up the offer, and we got 52,” says transportation... Read More

An alternative viewpoint to TECT

Trustpower will go directly to the public over the proposal to cancel the TECT cheque after TECT declined the local energy company's offer to participate in public drop-in information sessions. “Trustpower are opposing TECT's proposal... Read More

Patients to control their own healthcare

Patients managing their own healthcare online is the future says a Bay of Plenty GP – and the future is here. Dr Marshall Hollister-Jones, of Tauranga's Chadwick Healthcare, says his practice has been offering the ManageMyHealth website (by... Read More

Funding available for Maori in tech

A fresh round of funding aimed at building Maori capacity in the digital technology space is underway.  Maori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta says it's about helping Maori participate in the modern digital economy.  Already, some $3.6... Read More

Artists wanted to brighten cabinets

Creative Bay of Plenty is working with Keep New Zealand Beautiful and Chorus to get some beautiful art onto local telecommunications cabinets as part of the ‘Paint Your Cabinet Beautiful' campaign. It is an opportunity for four local artists... Read More

Bingeing behaviour revealed

Bingeing once referred to over eating or over drinking, but thanks to technology bingeing now also means watching a whole season of a television show in a week, that's according to Netflix. Some might watch a whole season over a stay-inside weekend.... Read More

Dinner plans change in Welcome Bay

Powerco doesn't know the cause of the power cut that has disrupted 1481 Welcome Bay households on dinner time tonight. Power was cut at 5.51pm. The powerco website estimates power will be restored by 10pm, but offers no information about the possible... Read More

Back to school scam targets parents

Parents who may be receiving phony calls from scammers about online stationery orders, are being warned to tread with caution. In a statement released on the NetSafe website, the online safety organisation has identified the new scam. “We are aware... Read More

Sheep milking venture unveiled at Taupo

An ambitious and innovative venture which proposes an alternative future for New Zealand's dairy and sheep industries, has been officially opened near the shores of Lake Taupo. Maui Milk Limited's high tech dairy complex, which milks 2000... Read More

Uber ready to ride in Tauranga

Ride-sharing app Uber has finally launched in Tauranga today, making the city the fifth in New Zealand to receive the service. In December of last year, Uber put the call out for those interested in becoming drivers, and hosted information sessions with... Read More

Opinion Poll

What are your thoughts on the council’s proposal to increase rates 40 per cent over the next three years?

Good, it will help pay to revitilise the city
Not good, rates are high enough now
I’m ok with an increase, but maybe not such a big one

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