Tauranga rubbish being wasted

A summer audit of Tauranga's rubbish shows that residents are wasting their rubbish - most of what is going in the rubbish can be recycled or composted. Tauranga City Council environmental committee members heard this week the results of the audit,... Read More

First step for TECT business hub

A new Community Business Hub, led by the Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust, has reached a significant milestone. A dawn karakia marking the beginning of site preparation for the new community business hub building at the Historic Village, has been followed... Read More

Rocky Cutting Road closed overnight

Concern that rocks, trees and vegetation loosened in yesterday's heavy rain could fall over night has resulted in the Western Bay of Plenty District Council closing Rocky Cutting Road. The road is closed to all traffic from house number 354 onwards... Read More

TCDC calls for YES 2017 nominations

If you're a young Coromandel local who lives on the east coast of the peninsula and is after a challenging, hands-on learning experience, then read on. Thames-Coromandel District Council is inviting youngsters, aged 16-20, living in an area stretching... Read More

Council to reimburse water customers

People affected by the recent water issues in Pukehina Beach, Paengaroa, Maketu, Little Waihi and Pongakawa will be reimbursed through their next water account with a $5 discount. The discount is to compensate customers who took Council's advice... Read More

Tauranga's paperless parking plan

  Council staff are assuring customers the change-over to a paperless parking system during April will not adversely affect customers. From April 3, customers will be asked to enter their registration plate number when paying at the new parking machines. The... Read More

Council reverses reserve decision

Tauranga City Council's mayor and councillor Gail McIntosh provided the only two votes supporting a previous council's decision to sell off reserve land to the Opey's Kindergarten in Darraghs Road. The decision to keep the reserve status... Read More

Aucklanders buy into SHA

Aucklanders are buying nearly half the 71-dwelling developments about to take shape on the former Golden Grove Holiday Park in Girven Road. The Special Housing Area was granted resource consent last week following a hearing over the traffic generated... Read More

Flooding closes transfer station

Maleme Street Transfer Station is closed to the public due to flooding. "We will update when the situation changes," says a statement from Tauranga City Council. "Commercial vehicles can still enter.  "Te Maunga Transfer Station is open to all... Read More

Parking system goes paperless

From April 3, Tauranga's pay and display machines will start being upgraded to a paperless system. Customers will need to enter their licence plate number when paying at the new machines. The machine sends this information to Tauranga City Council,... Read More



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