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The $1.4million rebuild of the Tairua Wharf at Mary's Beach in the Coromandel and a new boat launching pontoon will begin in the first quarter of 2017, says the Thames-Coromandel District Council. The work includes widening and improving the existing...

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Coromandel Marine Farmers Association's plans to expand Sugarloaf Wharf by been put on hold for at least six months, says the Thames-Coromandel District Council. CoroMFA spokesperson Gilbert James says that due to an appeal about the zoning of the...

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Audit New Zealand is demanding Tauranga City Council take urgent action over a host of security issues with its computer network. The audit received by the Finance and Risk Committee notes computer security issues and points to the lack of a number of...

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Tauranga's five Olympic stars will be welcomed home with a rousing parade through the CBD next week. The Tauranga Olympians Parade will celebrate the achievements of sailors Peter Burling, Molly and Sam Meech, Jason Saunders, and canoeist Luuka...

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Tauranga City Council is assuring the community that the city's drinking water supply is safe for consumption. Communities across New Zealand have questioned the safety of their supplies after thousands of people in the Hawke's Bay region...

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There'll be more car parks available in Tauranga's city centre when the Elizabeth Street parking building opens all its floors next Monday. With construction of the top floor now complete, the Elizabeth Street building's will provide...

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The election signs for the local government elections will pop up about the city this weekend, but there's only one candidate campaigning on what will happen to his signs when they come down in early October. Shelden Nesdale, standing for the Otumoetai...

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Western Bay of Plenty District Council is leasing land on Emerton Road, next to the Waihi Beach airstrip, to the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association for members to use for overnight camping. NZMCA Vice President Ross Hamilton says the lease agreement...

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City councillor Matt Cowley is challenging Tauranga's 10 mayoral candidates to stop campaigning on singular issues and start focussing on the bigger picture. The 33-year-old launched the ‘Dear Next Mayor' campaign yesterday, encouraging...

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Criticism levelled at city councillors over a pre-election claim about city rates being lower, has resulted in a back-down by two of the councillors involved. Councillors Bev Edlin, Bill Grainger, and deputy mayor Kelvin Clout appeared in a column in...

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