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City council's plan to sell off the green space bordering the ‘entrance to the city' is being challenged by residents accusing the authority of hiding information. Council are looking to sell-off six properties at the ends of Fourth,...

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Those opposing Tauranga City Council's plan to sell off park land bordering Takitimu Drive have petitioned the authorities today. The petition was presented to the Strategy and Policy committee. The properties in question. Photo: Supplied. The land...

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Carter Holt Harvey's appeal against having to appear in court over the leaky schools case has failed in the Court of Appeal, which has ruled the arguments put forward are better explored at trial. An estimated $44 million is spent repairing leaky...

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The news came swiftly – and positively – for caravan couple Dave and Alaina Short this week. They will get a state house and, hopefully, sometime soon. After The Weekend Sun began its investigation early last week (July 17 issue), the Ministry...

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Four interested parties are in the process of gathering information to guide a purchasing decision on the Mid-City block in Tauranga. The prospective buyers, two from Tauranga and one each from Hawkes Bay and Auckland, include a developer looking at the...

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Long-term planning strategy SmartGrowth are being asked to take a closer look behind the numbers that are being talked about for the Western Bay of Plenty sub region. Tauranga Mayor Stuart Crosby wants SmartGrowth to look closely at the types of businesses...

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Passers-by in Tauranga's Red Square want the new owners of the block at the Devonport Road end to return the upstairs portion to a restaurant or a nightclub “to extend The Strand a bit”. The retail block, that also incorporates a second...

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Finding ways to handle city growth without passing debt on to ratepayers is one of the goals of an upcoming study trip to Australia organised by SmartGrowth. Tauranga city is still grappling with almost $400 million of debt incurred in the last growth...

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The Merivale community have the chance to speak out against government's plan to sell thousands of state houses at a public meeting tomorrow night. Organised by the New Zealand State Housing Action Network, the meeting will be held at Merivale Community...

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When you're leader of the opposition and not in power, making things happen from the back benches is hard. That is exactly what Labour Party leader Andrew Little is finding out after his second visit to Tauranga and a refresher on the state of the...

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Whale watching. By Anne Carruthers. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty.  Email: photos@thesun.co.nz