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Five people are standing for the vacant Mount/Papamoa ward seat on Tauranga City Council. The candidates nominated at noon today are: Leanne Brown, Murray Guy, Matua Parkinson, Janet Peters and Clare Wilson. Murray Guy is one of five candidates running...

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Library books are back on the menu this Christmas with the freshly-fixed Tauranga mobile library bus gracing the city's streets once again. The mobile library resumed normal service in Cherrywood and Arataki today, offering about 3000 books to the...

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An independent assessment of The Domain athletics track has revealed accelerating decay to the facility that will now need resurfacing ahead of schedule. The Cameron Road track cost $1.5 million when it was constructed in 2007/08, with the council contributing...

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Transport planner Duncan Tindall is the new SmartGrowth Implementation Manager. The announcement was made yesterday by SmartGrowth independent chairman Bill Wasley, with Duncan replacing Justine Brennan, who left earlier this year to take up a position...

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Western Bay of Plenty roadside traders look set to have a new set of simplified rules in time for summer, with council expected to adopt the bylaw this week. Council are currently in the process of compiling the necessary paperwork ahead of Thursday's...

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Tauranga City Council is recommending to the Minister of Housing that six special housing areas be established in Papamoa East. The six areas belong to different developers intending residential construction in Wairakei between the Tauranga Eastern Link,...

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Tauranga City Council is up-scaling its toxic mould outbreak to “significant”, with up to 30 per cent of the Willow Street building in lockdown. But the full extent of the toxic black mould, or Stachybotrys, will not be known until Friday. Large...

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The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is issuing low lake level notifications for the Rotorua region, citing conditions that are at the lowest in several seasons. A dry season to date means the council has been forced to issue the notification as early as...

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A new around-the-clock call centre ensuring boaties and water users are safer on the Bay of Plenty's harbours and lakes during the summer goes live this week. From Wednesday, the Bay of Plenty Regional Council's maritime team is switching...

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More than 200 Tauranga City Council staff are unable to enter their workplace today following the discovery of black mould in the building. The entire first floor of the Willow Street building is closed and areas of the ground floor are also out of bounds. Tauranga...

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