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It spooked Arlene Whittington's chooks and sent her scuttling for cover. “The chickens went berserk,” says Arlene. “They saw it, heard and it and went crazy – cackled their heads off.” The ‘it' was a drone...

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Winter is looking pretty snug and cosy for Maketu Educare and its children as it happily pulls up its newly installed ‘big blankets' of insulation. This week Smart Energy Solutions set about installing insulation in the Maketu kohanga reo...

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Things are looking rosy for Tauranga's property market, with Auckland's surging house prices creating a wealth of demand in the Bay of Plenty. That's according to one Tauranga realtor who says an even balance of supply and demand has...

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Papamoa Plaza is cementing its position as the hub of the rapidly expanding Papamoa community with a $20 million redevelopment of the shopping centre over the next couple of years. Work is commencing on stage two of the shopping centre project that paused...

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Public approval is being sought for Tauranga City Council's continued investment programme on the Tauranga waterfront and central city, with $12 million to be spent between 2016 and 2023 at a rate of $1m-$2m per year. “It's a package,”...

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Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller credits the recent boost in housing figures to the special housing areas under the Tauranga Housing Accord. “The value of building work consented in the past year is higher than ever before and now this momentum has...

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Tauranga City Council's debt reduction methods of selling a section of commercial Mount Maunganui land is drawing the ire of Mount/Papamoa ward candidates, with one claiming the potential loss of the library will galvanise the public's defiant...

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The possibility of New Zealand's Rugby Sevens Olympics team using Mount Maunganui as their training base has moved a step closer, with Tauranga City Council approving a high performance sports centre. Despite figures suggesting little to no TCC...

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Tauranga City councillors are eying up the sale of land currently housing Mount Maunganui Library and Zespri to further reduce debt - but they'll need to get it past the public first. Public consultation on the 384-410 Maunganui Road Strategic Land...

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Bay of Plenty councils are yet to be convinced that a significant overhaul of the Resource Management Act will deliver on cutting the considerable amount of red tape around housing. Photo: File. Environment Minister Nick Smith announced last week major...

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