Waka signal iwi agreement

Waka on Tauranga Moana on Saturday signals the signing of an agreement between Waikato and Western Bay of Plenty iwi, following turbulent times earlier this year. Diplomacy has settled a dispute over a land-grab by Waikato iwi using the treaty settlement... Read More

Homeless to be housed by Christmas

The first nine of 19 transitional houses built on Opal Drive in Papamoa will be handed over to the Tauranga Community Housing Trust on Monday. The Ministry of Social Development says final works on these homes is underway so families with an urgent need... Read More

Urban intensification rules boosted

A strategy changing the direction of how Council plans for growth by focussing more on developing existing urban areasis recommended this week for approval by the Tauranga City council. The strategy emphasises ‘place-making' of town centres... Read More

New listings down in Tauranga

New property listings in Tauranga are down on the same period from last year, but that doesn't mean the heat's gone out of the market yet. The latest Tauranga Residential Property Report from Ray White shows there were 691 new listings in... Read More

New hope for leaky home owners

Leaky home owners on the Tauranga City Council's leaky homes register are offered new hope this week with the Court of Appeal decision opening the door to a class action against cladding manufacturer James Hardie. There are 223 claims on the Tauranga... Read More

Art deco, ice creams and pachyderms

   It's a wonderful blast of art deco, a stop-and-ogle landmark down Mainstreet Te Puke. It's the multi-screen movie complex, the historic Capitol Cinema. And it's up for sale.  Architecture aside, the building also boasts... Read More

An electronic eye on meth cooks

It's a crisis that's been likened to the Rena, but more toxic. It's the methamphetamine problem, and one which Matua Parkinson, a Bay of Plenty District Health Board member and former Maori All Black and New Zealand sevens star, has... Read More

New Tauranga home wins national award

A Tauranga home has been recognised in the Registered Master Builders House of the Year awards. The new build, by Belco Homes, won the CARTERS New Home $1 million to $2 million Award, as well as the Outdoor Living Award. The three bedroom, two bathroom... Read More

The $64 million transport plan

Councillors are recommending Tauranga City Council embark on a $64 million transport plan over the next three years in three main bundles. These are: Providing better transport choices – improved walking, cycling and public transport; Reliable journey... Read More

The rebirth of Tauranga Airport

NZ8260 was on approach to Tauranga when a wee mite called Kristie burst into the terminal and made a beeline for the automatic doors to the observation area. She pulled up short, and disappointed. “Closed indefinitely,” says the sign on the... Read More



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