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Mount Maunganui and Papamoa ratepayers will elect the replacement councillor for Clayton Mitchell on February 17, following his resignation this week. Clayton, who was one of two Mount/Papamoa ward councillors, resigned on October 20 - the day he was...

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Deputy mayor Kelvin Clout is heading off the critics by fast-tracking an investigation into making development land available in Tauriko. Kelvin led the charge this week after moving the recommendation that potentially sets the city council against its...

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Latest benefits figures show 423 fewer claimants in the Tauranga District in the September quarter compared to the same time last year. BOP MP Todd Muller says the Western Bay of Plenty saw a decline of 185 people on benefits over the year. “Welfare...

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Tauranga City Council have rejected developer Bob Clarkson's request to have his Tauriko development declared a ‘Special Housing Area' under the affordable housing accord. “This town does not encourage entrepreneurs and visionaries...

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The BOP regional council has changed its name – for the third time. The regional council today announced it is adopting the Maori title Toi Moana as its official name to co-exist with its English language name. Regional Council Chairman Doug Leeder. Toi...

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Tauranga developer Bob Clarkson isn't letting on about what he's going to say to city councillors on Monday. Tauranga developer Bob Clarkson. Bob's got ten minutes to speak before councillors discuss whether to declare Bob's Tauriko...

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Tauranga city council now has a policy in place for dealing with requests from Maori to buy city land. The draft was approved by the council's City Vision Committee this week after a staff request was made in 2013. It will be business as usual...

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A match fund aimed at small-to-medium sized neighbourhood projects is having the finishing touches applied before opening for applications. The city council's community development fund is currently being tweaked ahead of the first round of funding,...

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Tauranga City councillors are promising to take another look at the city centre strategy after the issue boiled over at a recent committee meeting. Councillor John Robson started the discussion by telling Priority One CEO Andrew Coker the submitted progress...

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Tauranga City Council is calling for the public's opinion into the development of a public art policy. Workshops will be held at the Arataki Community Centre on Wednesday, October 22, and at Tauranga City Council Chambers on Wednesday, October 29.   TCC...

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