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UPDATED 11.45: Tankers are providing water for Te Puna School and the Te Puna Marae following two water mains breaks this morning. Contractors broke a water main outside Te Puna School on Te Puna Road at about 9.15am. Water is off in Te Puna after workmen...

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Plans to install traffic lights at one of Tauranga's busiest intersections have been given a temporary red light as authorities explore other options. The New Zealand Transport Agency announced today that the $2.8million traffic re-jig proposal...

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A petition titled “Bring back the fun to Leisure Island” has been unanimously rejected by Tauranga City Council, as efforts to bring back a water park on the Mount Maunganui site were sunk. The petition, brought about by Mount resident Catherine...

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With gloves and rubbish bags at the ready, Tauranga's next crop of rising eco-warriors helped to clean up their local streets. Yesterday morning, 150 Tauranga Intermediate students and 90 Merivale Primary School pupils worked their way along the...

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Tauranga City Council are set to cut back a pohutukawa tree from the embankment at Fergusson Park in Matua, despite a last-ditch attempt by a lawyer to save it. The property owner who requested the removal of the 22-metre tree, based on a covenant that...

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Deliberations begin this week as the Bay of Plenty Regional Council look at the 275 submissions and recommendations to the their Long Term Plan. Councillors held four days of hearings throughout the region during April where submitters were given the...

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Work to restore one of Te Puke's historic heritage features will begin this week. The Landscape Road Timber Bridge, estimated to have been constructed in the 1880s, will undergo a $70,000 makeover to solve safety issues and restore strength. Work...

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The Fergusson Park tree saga falls under further public scrutiny this week, with Tauranga City Council deliberating over court action in an effort to save a pohutukawa. Despite the objection of over 70 property owners in the area, a single application...

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Tauranga City's vision of becoming a high-performance hub for athletes is out of the starting blocks after confirmation of a new, $3.5million sports centre. Construction will begin in July to transform the former Mount Maunganui Cosmopolitan Club...

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Residents' help is being enlisted to enable the Western Bay of Plenty District Council to obtain a slice of $360 million government funding for improved internet connectivity. Mayor Ross Paterson is encouraging district residents to list their internet...

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