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The number of first home buyers accessing government support for placing a deposit on a house has doubled since the new KiwiSaver HomeStart package took effect earlier this year. “KiwiSaver HomeStart is off to a strong start,” says Building...

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Thousands of Bay of Plenty households could benefit from the Green renters' bill launched today by the Green Party. The bill would bring New Zealand's outdated rental laws up to speed and improve the lives of the 29,280 Bay of Plenty renters. Photo:...

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Western Bay tradesmen are being warned to secure their vehicles and worksites after a spate of burglaries has seen up to $100,000 worth of tools go missing. Papamoa Police Sergeant Phil Gillbanks says builders and plumbers have been the main targets,...

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Tauranga City Council is maintaining a ‘strictly business' approach to the decision making process surrounding their leaking, mouldy offices in the city's CBD. Councillors are scheduled to meet today in the hope of coming to a decision...

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Changes to the way developments are grown in the Western Bay of Plenty look likely following a recent planners' trip to Australia. A recent study tour involving ten delegates from SmartGrowth met with state government staff, local government and...

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Papamoa Unlimited co-ordinator David Hill took a sideswipe at Mainstreet Tauranga this week, saying the hands-on Papamoa model is far more efficient than the way Tauranga does business. Papamoa Unlimited co-ordinator David Hill outside the Papamoa Plaza....

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KiwiSaver HomeStart is proving popular with first home buyers says Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says today. The number of first home buyers accessing initiative for making a deposit on a house has doubled since the Government's new...

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The government is looking to put some state owned houses in Tauranga and Invercargill on the chopping block – and is giving local iwi first refusal. Treasury confirmed yesterday that the proposed sale of around 1140 properties in Tauranga and 370...

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Exactly a year since the special housing accord was signed in Tauranga, the first sub-division on Waihi Road is being released to the open market. Classic Builders Bay of Plenty/Waikato Regional Manager Paul Taylor says the first two homes at Rise on...

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Two marae trustees have admitted stealing large sums of Treaty cash and blowing some of it at casinos – but no-one has told police. Janice and Carlo Harrison admit misappropriating money from a marae trust account, spending some of it in casinos,...

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