Fed up with flooding

Residents in Bellevue are frustrated after heavy rain flooded their properties yet again. A downpour early on Saturday morning brought water almost a metre high into the home of David and Fiona Brown. Fiona says it's the second time they've... Read More

Maleme Street closed due to flooding

UPDATED 12PM: Tauranga City Council confirms flooding has now subsided around the Maleme Street area. A spokesperson says the road is now open again and council will advise if anything changes. “But for now it's back to normal,” the... Read More

Long-term development partner sought

Tauranga City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest for a long-term development partner to deliver its Heart of the City objectives. The Heart of the City is a key strategic programme which involves TCC working in partnership with the private sector... Read More

$40 million fund open to land owners

A $40 million fund aimed at reducing the amount of nitrogen entering Lake Rotorua is now open to all landowners in the Lake Rotorua catchment with nitrogen to sell, no matter how big or small their property is. The Lake Rotorua Incentives Scheme is available... Read More

Former councillor pleads for rates rise

A former city councillor with an eye for the Tauranga City's finances is calling for council to undertake a comprehensive city funding review. “Critical assumptions and assertions in this budget are demonstrably false,” says John Robson. “For... Read More

Oil spill exercise in Tauranga Harbour

More than 40 people will be involved in an oil spill exercise scheduled to take place in the Tauranga Harbour on Thursday. The exercise will involve staff from the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regional councils, Maritime New Zealand, the Department of... Read More

Learn more about Tauriko for Tomorrow

The community is being invited to share their thoughts about the future development of Tauriko West at several information days taking place this Friday and Saturday. The Tauriko for Tomorrow project being undertaken by SmartGrowth partners Western Bay... Read More

No dioxin dust yet

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council wants to reassure the community that dust generated by the Kopeopeo Canal Remediation Project at a dioxin dumping site in Awakeri over the next few weeks is not contaminated. BOPRC project manager Brendon Love says... Read More

Tidying up a planning mess

Hearings are being held this week to try and re-sort the Tauranga City Council's plan for Papamoa East and the Wairakei urban area. There is a planning hearing and public excluded extraordinary council meeting today, followed by more hearings timetabled... Read More

Building consents review still coming

Tauranga City Council is seeking ‘more clarity and detail' from independent reviewers assessing the council's building consents policy. In March, the council initiated an independent review into matters relating to building consents,... Read More



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