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Changes made to the proposed Bay of Plenty Regional Coastal Environment Plan are being publicly notified today. The changes are in response to feedback from the 194 public submissions the regional council received on the plan. Rules are being changed...

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A string of large outdoor lights fell across Wharf Street over the weekend, with council officials suggesting the masonry they were attached to was to blame. The incident is believed to have happened early on Saturday morning, with Tauranga City Council...

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A project management company with offices in Hamilton and Tauranga has been named as the project-manager job for the design and build of the Tauranga tertiary campus development. Greenstone Group will start work at the beginning of September and will...

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A delighted Bay Oval Trust general manger Kelvin Jones says he's looking forward to two sold-out cricket matches when the Black Caps return to Mount Maunganui in January. The New Zealand national side will bring international cricket back to the...

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Incorporating a city museum into a redeveloped city centre is just one of the options being considered as part of the planning process that Tauranga City Council agreed to this week. Council involvement in the concept of a museum hasn't been endorsed...

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The message from this week's Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Growth forum at Taneatua was a strong one: The Bay's economic growth opportunities are huge and the region has the natural resources, the people and the will to realise that potential. “The...

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Tauranga City Council is maintaining a ‘strictly business' approach to the decision making process surrounding their leaking, mouldy offices in the city's CBD. Councillors are scheduled to meet today in the hope of coming to a decision...

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A Bay of Plenty woman who won free household insulation has given the prize away to a neighbour who lives in her old property. Lorraine Olding from Mamaku won the prize at last month's Rotorua Home and Leisure Show, but has gifted her winnings,...

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Changes to the way developments are grown in the Western Bay of Plenty look likely following a recent planners' trip to Australia. A recent study tour involving ten delegates from SmartGrowth met with state government staff, local government and...

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A court order has been made against a Waikato pig farmer which will limit his future involvement in the industry. In July farmer Kenneth McIntyre and his employer, Kaimai Pork Limited, were convicted and fined a total of $128,750 – a record fine...

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