Civic Heart developers shortlisted

Three developers have been shortlisted to present proposals on the Tauranga Heart of the City project, down from 11. HRL Morrison and Co Group Ltd Partnership, Kiwi Property Group Ltd, and Willis Bond & Co will proceed to the Request for Proposal stage... Read More

Twyford to speak on Tauranga housing

Labour's Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford will join local Labour Party candidates at a public meeting in Tauranga tonight. He will cover Labour's policies around housing, and how to solve issues with accommodation in Tauranga. “It's... Read More

Bay construction projects up for awards

A Whakatane project and two Tauranga projects are finalists in the civil contracting industry's equivalent of the academy awards, being held in Dunedin next week.  Civil Contractors New Zealand's four-day conference starts on August... Read More

Shared living tower concept

Tauranga architect Mark Wassung is doing the numbers to see if his concept for shared central city high rise living stacks up. He's got his eye on the former TV3 site in Durham Street and thinks a unique mixed use senior/student accommodation high... Read More

Residents against transitional housing

Papamoa locals are ‘outraged' at the way the Ministry of Social Development and the Tauranga City Council have dealt with development of transitional housing on a sewerage drainage site. Nearby residents have lodged a petition against the... Read More

Medical centre goes on the market

The land and buildings housing one of the biggest provincial private medical centres in the Bay of Plenty has been placed on the market for sale. The 1529m2 medical complex at 4 Clive Road in Katikati houses five healthcare professional operations, including... Read More

Tauranga is ready for the $230m loan

A $230 million investment from the government will help fast track much-needed infrastructure projects in Tauranga, says Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller. The Housing Infrastructure Fund is a $1 billion investment from central government to assist... Read More

Young couple build on ancestral land

A young family in Te Puna are about to become proud owners of a home they built on their ancestral land. Tarryn and Aaron Motutere are building a new three bedroom home for their family with the help of Habitat for Humanity. For many years they had... Read More

A truck has toppled over in Omokoroa

A truck has toppled over onto a digger in Omokoroa, but a local resident says it looks like no one has been hurt. The truck was parked on the side of the road in one of the new subdivisions by Linwood Park when it fell over crushing a digger. Karen Grant... Read More

Papamoa to get 240 new houses

A new 20 hectare development off Ashley Place is set to add another 240 houses to Papamoa. Papamoa's newest subdivision, Manawa – The Heart of Papamoa is owned by Nga Potiki a Tamapahore Trust, whose property experience includes Pacific Coast... Read More



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