Tauranga's rubbish going to waste

Most of the waste that Tauranga residents send to landfill could be recycled or composted, latest audit figures show. The waste audit results were presented to Tauranga City Council's Environmental Committee meeting today. Results include: Approximately... Read More

Bid approved for housing infrastructure fund

Today Council considered Tauranga City Council's final proposal for the Housing Infrastructure Fund and approved it for release to the Government on 31 March. The Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) is a contestable $1 billion fund to assist high... Read More

Banksy works on display in Tauranga

Paradox: Tauranga Street Art Festival opens to the public today with 22 works by the world-famous Banksy on display, 13 murals and installations created by internationally acclaimed street artists and a virtual reality installation. Organised by Tauranga... Read More

Maleme Street transfer station closed

Updated: Monday, 27 March 2017 at 3pm: The Maleme Street Transfer Station is now open.    Maleme Street Transfer Station is closed to the public due to flooding. We will update when the situation changes. Commercial vehicles can still enter.  Te... Read More

Paid parking moves to paperless system

The days of displaying a parking ticket on your dashboard are nearly over. Parking machines in Tauranga and Mount Maunganui will be upgraded to a paperless system during April. Customers will be asked to enter their licence plate number when paying at... Read More

Traffic Report - 24 March 2017

Transportation Major road upgrading works are due to commence on Hastings Road between SH29A and Hastings Height. New roundabout installation at the intersection of Dickson Road / Grant Place. Please take care when driving through these areas of ongoing... Read More

Winners of Travel Safe competition to be announced

This year's Travel Safe ‘Design your own helmet' competition received a record number of entries with 1649 entries in six categories. The winners will be announced by Mayor Greg Brownless on Thursday, 30 March at Tauranga City Council... Read More

Council offers to refund infringed vehicle-owners

A recent court appeal has found that a term in a clause of Tauranga City Council's Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2012 is too broad. The clause refers to parking a sign‑written vehicle in a public place for promotional purposes, without Council consent. The... Read More

Proposed bid for housing infrastructure fund

On Tuesday next week, Council will be asked to consider Tauranga City Council's final proposal for the Housing Infrastructure Fund. The Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) is a contestable $1 billion fund to assist high growth councils advance infrastructure... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should schools change their policy to appease one student?

Yes, students have a right to stand up for what they believe in.
No, the student, and parents, agrees to the policy when they decide to go to that school.

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