Tauranga residents urged to conserve water

Tauranga City Council is urging residents to watch their water usage after demand reached a record high yesterday. “If nothing changes, we'll need to restrict outdoor water use,” says City Waters Manager Steve Burton. “There's... Read More

Public holiday kerbside collection days

There will be no kerbside rubbish and recycling collections on Monday, 25 December 2017 (Christmas Day) or Monday, 1 January 2018 (New Year's Day). Residents whose usual collection falls on these days are advised to put their bins/bags out... Read More

Smart bins installed at Mount

Ten new ‘smart technology' waste and recycling bins are being installed at Mount Maunganui today to help tackle overflowing litter bins during the busy summer period. The bins have been supplied to the Tauranga City Council through the... Read More

Freedom camping enforcement over festive period

Freedom campers who visit Tauranga over the festive period may be issued with an infringement notice if they don't comply with the rules. In June this year, Tauranga City Council commenced enforcement of its Freedom Camping Bylaw 2013. A fine of... Read More

Committee recommends museum and new library

The City Transformation Committee today recommended investment in a museum on Cliff Road with a total cost of $55.65m with $20.65m Council contribution.  A new central library for Willow Street has also been proposed at a total cost of $30m with... Read More

Tauranga Urban Strategy, a plan for the future

The Tauranga Urban Strategy will guide future development of our city and is an aspirational growth plan, influenced by our community and refined by a series of place making sessions. “We need a more balanced approach to the management of our growth... Read More

Save water this summer

Tauranga residents are urged to think carefully about their water use this summer. Tauranga City Council City Waters Manager Steve Burton said his team was expecting record water supply demands this year. “We now have more people living here... Read More

Community backs new cultural facilities

A survey of 400 community members has shown 64% of people support the development of a museum for Tauranga, one of the cultural facilities proposed for Heart of the City. Today at a Council workshop the final technical reports, including a public survey,... Read More

Opinion Poll

Is SH2, between Katikati and Tauranga, a dangerous stretch of road?

Yes, there are too many cars on it and it’s not designed to handle that sort of traffic volume.
No, people just need to slow down and pay attention to their driving.

Bay Today

Supermoon from Dive Cresent, 8pm last Sunday evening. Photo: Sally Garner.

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