Temporary closure of The Strand bombing platform

The jetty, pontoon and bombing platform next to the tidal steps on the waterfront will be closed tomorrow morning for maintenance.  They are expected to open again at around lunchtime.  The tidal steps will remain open throughout the work Read More

Long Term Plan consultation topics decided

The topics up for debate when Tauranga City Council's Long Term Plan (LTP) 2018-2028 goes out for public consultation in March have been decided. Mayor Greg Brownless said the consultation topics reflected the council's aspiration for Tauranga... Read More

Kerbside collection days to change in some suburbs

For the first time in 24 years, some suburbs in Tauranga will have a new kerbside rubbish and recycling collection day. Starting on Monday, 5 February 2018, collection days in Maungatapu, Tauranga Central (north of 11th Ave) and Sandhurst Road (including... Read More

Update: gas leak repaired – The Strand open again

Update at 3:40pm: gas leak repaired – The Strand open again The gas leak on The Strand has been located and repaired by First Gas. The leak was to an underground gas pipe at the corner of The Strand and Hamilton Street. The Fire Service and... Read More

Pilot Bay water test results within safe levels

The follow up samples of water quality tests for Pilot Bay have returned with results being within safe levels. It is safe to swim and health warning signs, installed as a precautionary, will be removed as soon as possible. Samples were taken at several... Read More

Pilot Bay update

One of the five samples taken at Pilot Bay came back with high levels of bacteria. The rest of the samples came back clear. Warning signs will be put up again as a precaution. Additional water quality samples will be taken to check bacteria levels in... Read More

Wastewater overflow warning for Pilot Bay

People are being warned to stay out of the water in Pilot Bay, due to a wastewater overflow this afternoon. Warning signs have been put up on the stretch of beach where the water was polluted. The cause of the overflow was a pipe blockage caused by wet... Read More

Truck blocking a lane at Bethlehem roundabout

A truck has broken down at the Bethlehem roundabout and is blocking one of the city-bound lanes. A queue of traffic is stretching back towards Te Puna. People driving from Te Puna will take a lot longer than usual to get through the Bethlehem... Read More



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