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Men in white overalls wearing face masks and helmets removed sections of asbestos cement water pipe from the Tuapiro Bridge north of Katikati on Wednesday. Traffic over the bridge was reduced to one lane and signs warning of the asbestos removal were...

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Western Bay of Plenty District Council staff are awaiting a flood of last minute dog registrations as owners rush to register their dogs and avoid the late fee. An estimated 3000 dog in district are still unregistered for the 2016/17 year, so if you want...

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Tauranga City councillor and governance adviser Bev Edlin received the national ‘Excellence in Governance Development' Award at the GovernanceNZ and Women in Boards Gala Dinner over the weekend. “It was a real honour to be recognised...

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The official opening of the Grenada Street link this morning now offers a long awaited third option for Papamoa and Mount Maunganui commuters. Mayor Stuart Crosby officiated with councillors and neighbours appearing for the occasion and the walk-through...

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Some people might campaign on Tauranga City Council's lower than expected debt contained in the draft annual report this week. But Finance and Risk Committee chairman John Robson warns the dip is temporary and will be back to forecast levels next...

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Hearings on the submissions to the Draft Waste Management and Minimisation Plan will be held Thursday, July 28, at the Tauranga City Council Chambers on Willow Street. Council received 323 submissions on the draft plan which sets out a way forward for...

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Organisers of one of the biggest squash events to hit New Zealand's shores have received a significant boost, a year out from the world junior championships in Tauranga. The Government has announced it will invest $110,000 through the Major Events...

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Tauranga City Council's proposal to create a new Civic Heart in the CBD has attracted a total of 574 formal submissions from the community. Those submissions concerned proposals to build a new civic administration building, transforming Masonic...

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A $1.5 million overspend on the roundabouts at The Lakes on State Highway 36 and 29 has been approved by the Tauranga City Council. The project was originally meant to be fully developer-funded through development contributions, but the discovery of unmapped...

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The 2016 local body elections will pose more of challenge than other year's because of social media, believes Electionz.com chief electoral officer Warwick Lampp. Warwick's the man in charge of the Tauranga City and Rotorua District council...

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