House prices still rising

Tauranga housing values are continuing to rise with Quotable Value figures for November showing the average house price in the city is now $615,155. The average value nationwide is $624,675. The latest figures also show that Queenstown has joined Auckland... Read More

Waihi church’s future unclear

Actions taken to solve an age-old problem in Waihi have the support of Hauraki District Mayor John Tregidga. The 110-year-old St James Presbyterian Church building was sold by Church Trustees on Trade Me last Thursday for $11,100. It has not been used... Read More

Best Santa Parade yet

Papamoa's third annual Santa parade today is being described as its biggest and best yet. A crowd well spread out along the whole kilometer of the route along Dickson road cheered and waved as the floats, and participants made their way to the... Read More

Armitage to be transformed

There are exciting changes ahead for the Hotel Armitage and Conference Centre as it undergoes a transformation. Primeproperty Group bought the Tauranga landmark in April and Hotel Manager Gary Dickman is keen for the challenge of extensively refurbishing... Read More

The Bethlehem Gorilla is back

First it was bad news. The one metre tall Bethlehem gorilla was gone. Stolen. In broad daylight, about 5pm on Friday, September 9, from the top of the container at Bethlehem's Palmers Garden Centre where he usually perches, surveying the passing... Read More

Omokoroa housing development launched

The ribbon has officially been cut to mark the start of Omokoroa's special housing area. On Friday afternoon a small group of guests launched the joint venture housing project between Western Bay of Plenty District Council and development company... Read More

House prices up, but less sold

Median house prices have risen in Tauranga by 17 per cent in the year to October 2015, while Rotorua has seen a massive 51 per cent increase. The volume of houses sold in each city has fallen over the same period. The median price in Tauranga is now... Read More

A new home and a new found love

When the Graham-Driscoll family welcome people into their garden this month it will mark a total turnaround in their home lives since moving to Tauranga nearly two years ago. Blair Graham and Aimee Driscoll have entered their piece of paradise into the... Read More

House prices up 27 per cent

The Tauranga housing market continues to rise, with home values in Tauranga City up by 27 per cent year on year and 5.9 per cent over the past three months. The average value in the city is now $651,725. Western Bay of Plenty home values have risen a... Read More

Deterring amateur electricians

A joint consumer awareness campaign from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Consumer Protection team and the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) kicked off over the weekend. It aims to educate consumers about the importance... Read More

Opinion Poll

What do you think of the forthcoming Wairoa cycle bridge?

Love it! Great addition to the city
Bit of a waste of money
I can take it or leave it
New things scare me

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