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The city's latest residential development area at Wairakei will be tsunami and flood proof – at least within the parameters required to obtain the development's resource consent, city councillors learned this week. Taurang City councillors...

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Tauranga City Council candidates are being asked which way they spin when it comes to cycleway and walkway facilities on offer to tourists and residents alike around the district. Local resident Chris Ingram says cycling is taking the world by storm,...

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A decision reversing council policy over its approach to stormwater is being welcomed by Mount Maunganui resident Leigh Pettigrew. Leigh is applauding the decision made at the last working council meeting of the triennium to spend $4-5 million installing...

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City councillors this week agreed to pay up $300,000 it has shortchanged the Environmental Mitigation & Enhancement Fund, in recognition of the fact that a Fund review was not conducted as required by the resource consent. The fund is part of the resource...

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Bay of Plenty Regional Council is celebrating World Rivers Day which is taking place tomorrow. The day gives the council a chance to promote the Bay of Plenty's eight major rivers and encourage people to visit and value them for their unique characteristics...

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Mount Mauganui north of Hull Road/Tweed Street is going to be dry this New Year, thanks to a decision by the city council to extend the normal holiday liquor ban area. Councillors approved the extended area of the liquor ban in support of the police request...

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The jellyfish are taking over from ordinary fish, we are told. The sea level's rising, coastlines are under attack from the oceans; and there are more violent storms and droughts. The science on global warming – and the human contribution...

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Tauranga City councillors this week agreed to pay an additional unbudgeted $1.8 million for a bridge across the Kopurererua Stream at Keenan Road. The bridge was originally estimated to cost $3.3 million, but the tenders received for it are all well over...

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An annual report detailing how Tauranga's growth is pushing past forecasts has been adopted by the Tauranga City Council. New housing consents issued during the 2015/16 financial year were 86 per cent above the 10 year average. The annual report...

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If you want to get inside the heads of your prospective Tauranga City and Regional Councillors then come along to the “Meet the Candidates” event this Saturday. Comedian Guy Williams is hosting the event at 3pm at Mount Drury, Mount Maugnanui. Comedian...

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