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A proposed Tauranga City Council policy for tangata whenua aspirations of owning council land is failing to generate an expected public response. Council adopted the Draft Tangata Whenua Land Proposal policy on January 30 for consultation through the...

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An aggressive plant pest that can take over ponds, lakes and waterways has been mistakenly sold by a Papamoa pet store, prompting a biosecurity warning. Bay of Plenty Regional Council biosecurity officer Andrew Blayney is asking Papamoa pond and aquarium...

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A free parking trial mooted for Tauranga's CBD is to remain on hold as Tauranga City Council research what one councillor describes as far from a simplistic parking “see saw”. A decision on the three month trial will not happen until...

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Tauranga City councillors are attempting to remain the last resort for the city's tree felling debates, taking the proposed final say from council CEO Gary Poole. Proposed changes to TCC's tree management policy, including rules to better...

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Specialist marine contractors will soon begin removing the remnants of Mount Maunganui's artificial surf reef, reducing the risk to swimmers near Tay Street beach. Bay of Plenty Regional Council decided to partially remove the artificial reef earlier...

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Tauranga City Council is attempting to mow down ratepayer costs by letting the grass grow a lot longer than usual in some of the city's parks and reserves. The cost saving measure came out of TCC's 2014/15 Annual Plan deliberations where councillors...

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Concerns for the health of children and pets are being aired following the laying of possum bait in a Brookfield park, with one resident upset with a lack of community knowledge. To Rynae Butler's knowledge, bait stations appeared in and around...

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The decision whether or not to consult the public on proposed new rules altering the decision-making process in felling trees will be made by Tauranga City Council tomorrow. Major proposed changes to the reviewed Vegetation and Tree Management Policy...

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Adopting the Tauranga City Council Annual Plan nearly tripped over a last-minute discussion on how to portray the city's relationship with the Treaty of Waitangi negotiations process. TCC councillor Gail McIntosh wants the wording of the Mayor's...

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A pilot scheme looking at composting the estimated 58 tonnes of coffee ground produced each year by Tauranga cafes is receiving Bay of Plenty Regional Council funding. Tauranga Gourmet Nigh Market and the Good neighbour Aotearoa Trust also received Waste...

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