4 – 5 January weather event

What you need to know Update Saturday 6 JanuaryThe severe weather warnings for the Bay of Plenty for heavy rain and severe winds have been cancelled. The Mauao base track is open Caution is advised around all coastal or harbour walkways this weekend... Read More

High tide flooding, please avoid these areas

With the extremely high tide we are seeing low lying roads inundated. For the next couple of hours please avoid low lying areas anywhere in the city Oak Lane Harbour Drive Chapel Street near the Mobil petrol station Takitimu Drive coastal walkway/cycle... Read More

Mauao base track to close tomorrow morning

A few things to note for this afternoon/evening.  The Mauao base track and Moturiki (Leisure Island) will be closed from 7am Friday 5 January until conditions are suitable for reopening. There are no plans to close the summit tracks at this stage.   Part... Read More

Tauranga’s water restrictions still in place

With what looks like a beautiful sunny weekend ahead of us, and despite rainfall earlier this week, Tauranga's water restrictions remain unchanged. All residential sprinklers are currently banned, as well as hosing of concrete or paved surfaces... Read More

What you need to know for New Year’s Eve

Tauranga City Council and Western Bay of Plenty Police are appealing to Tauranga's residents and visitors to put their own and their families' and friends' safety first while celebrating New Year's Eve in Tauranga and especially... Read More

Silent Disco cancelled due to low ticket sales

The small-scale youth event planned for Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre on New Year's Eve has been cancelled due to low ticket sales. Everyone who purchased a ticket has been notified and will be fully refunded. We apologise for the inconvenience. The... Read More

Council consult on managed kerbside collection

Tauranga City Council has included a proposal to introduce a rates-funded kerbside rubbish and recycling service in 2021 in their draft Long Term Plan 2018-2028 (LTP) which will go out for public consultation in March 2018. The public will be asked if... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should the Christmas/New Year school holidays be moved to February when the weather is typically better in NZ?

Yes, that is when I would take my holidays.
No, you never know when there is going to be bad weather.

Bay Today

Great kiwi scene. Photo: Shan Shan.

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