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Mobil is in the process of paying the first of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council clean-up bills following the April 27 oil spill in Tauranga Harbour. “We promised we would reimburse the direct costs for the clean-up to the council and the first...

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Protests from the community have seen the Bay of Plenty Regional Council reinstate economic development funding. “We have reinstated funding for Bay of Connections and SmartGrowth, will complete the Eastern Bay spatial plan, retain funds to complete...

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Tauranga City Council's last meeting for the June financial year saw the adoption of the Long Term Plan, the new user fees and charges schedule, development contributions policy – and striking the rate. Councillor Steve Morris says it is a...

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A one-of-a-kind skating facility in Omokoroa is a step closer to becoming reality with another $50,000 donation from TECT. The Omokoroa Community Skate Group in partnership with Western Bay Council, is busy working to create an environmentally sustainable...

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Works are due to commence tomorrow to improve the safety of the glass atrium in Tauranga City Council's Willow Street campus. The works are expected to take four weeks and will be carried out between 6pm and 2am each night to minimise disruption...

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A formula of ‘thirds' could be the answer for Tauranga locals desperate to see a museum constructed here in the city. Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry got a small taster of the area's history when she visited The Elms...

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Rates rises are promised in the Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Long Term Plan – but from $1 to $28 per property, they are lower than the increase that was consulted on. The adopted plan outlines $104 million worth of operational work in...

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The change of direction in progress at the Waste Water Management Review Committee is being passed up the chain to the next stage. The committee's appointed Maori members are in the process of challenging the rules under which the committee operates. A...

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Plans to help establish cycling as an integral part of the Western Bay of Plenty's transport network have received a welcome $14.6 million boost. Transportation Minister and Tauranga MP Simon Bridges announced yesterday the funding injection will...

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Of the 402 locals who participated in the annual Community Perceptions Study, 67 per cent are generally satisfied with the Tauranga City Council. The study measures the perceptions of residents regarding various aspects of services council provides and...

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