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Papamoa resident and former Mount Mainstreet manager Leanne Brown is the first to announce her candidacy for Clayton Mitchell's vacant city council seat. Nominations don't open until November 22, but Leanne says she's announcing early...

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Bob Clarkson's hopes of a quick decision over developing 40 hectares of his land at Tauriko were dashed at a SmartGrowth workshop this week. A recent Tauranga City Council decision to fast-track Bob's Tauriko development proposal forced an...

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A plush venue, a world class wicket and the surrounding scenic views to back it up. Now all Mount Maunganui's Bay Oval needs are some lights to book its ticket to regular international fixtures. The catch? The lights come with a $2million price...

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Regional growth and New Zealand's relationship with the environment were key features of Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller's maiden speech yesterday. Wearing a korowai cloak given to him by the Bidois and Borell whanau of Te Puna, his address also...

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A bottle store owner's dreams of strengthening his off-licence chain have been dashed after his application for a shop in the heart of Mount Maunganui was declined. Go Liquor Limited managing director Inderpreet Singh's intention was to open...

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Bethlehem's off-licence landscape is to remain unchanged after a proposed new bottle store had its liquor license application rejected. Nine Orchids Ltd applied for the licence to open a ‘Super Liquor Bethlehem' in the former Video Ezy...

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Greerton's new library could become an environmentally sustainable single storey library or with possibly a mezzanine, with a floor area of 900m2 if approved concept plans are to go by. Tauranga City Council's City Vision Committee last week...

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The timing of a Tauranga City Council growth risks report, citing cross border issues at Tauriko, is purely co-incidental and has “nothing to do with Bob Clarkson's land and SmartGrowth”. Finance and Risk Committee deputy chair Gail...

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Beefed up parliamentary security in the wake of a shooting in Canada's parliament is being described as the biggest security awareness to hit New Zealand since 9/11, according to a Tauranga MP. Canada's capital Ottawa was put into lockdown...

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Tauranga City Council broke ranks with its SmartGrowth partners this week, directing staff to look at ways of fast-tracking development land decisions outside the partnership and report back by November 20. But the 7-3 vote in favour of looking at accelerating...

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