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Property, it's one of Tauranga's hottest topics of debate. Nationwide, plans to bolster the tax rules on property transactions are giving residents a chance to delve into the issue. Tauranga MP Simon Bridges urges the public to offer feedback...

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Auckland's eye for the Bay of Plenty property market show no signs of abating. One Tauranga realtor believes this should be welcomed with open arms. Houses in the excess $1million bracket continue to be sold under the hammer. Photo: File. The latest...

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The insurance aftermath of the tornado which wreaked havoc on a strip of Mount Maunganui has been valued at more than $2 million. Insurance Council of New Zealand has revealed figures on the extreme weather events that caused extensive flooding in Wellington...

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More than 350 Bay of Plenty households with children aged five or under now have improved driveway safety as Housing New Zealand looks to put the brakes on being over-represented in driveway runover incidents. The safety improvements to 356 households...

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Two special housing areas catering for 210 new homes in Tauranga have been approved by Cabinet. With Cabinet approval resource consent for housing in the Papamoa and Ohauiti areas can be fast tracked, says Housing Minister Nick Smith. The new and existing...

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St Vincent De Paul's Tauranga op shop has a bunch of second-hand safety-tested heaters just waiting to warm up homes across the city this winter. But support person Carol Devoy-Heena says they can barely give them away. St Vincent De Paul Tauranga's...

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It was like a Queen Street sale. They counted down, the doors flew open and the stampede began. But they didn't have fistfuls of disposable dollars and they weren't looking for bargains – these were Tauranga's disadvantaged and...

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New Zealand needs more housing for the poor, and less fat on the hips of the average Kiwi, according to a report from the OECD. The country should also look at road tolls in the form of "congestion charging" to help fix traffic jams in the big cities,...

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Building in the Bay of Plenty continues to hit the high notes, with more than $65million worth of work consented in the last month. Priority One figures for the month of May show building consents for both Tauranga City Council and the Western Bay of...

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They say babies smile in their sleep because they're listening to the whispering of angels. Not in Tauranga they don't – and certainly not in Otumoetai. One Tauranga mother is fuming over builders not sticking to the specified noise...

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