Shared living tower concept

Tauranga architect Mark Wassung is doing the numbers to see if his concept for shared central city high rise living stacks up. He's got his eye on the former TV3 site in Durham Street and thinks a unique mixed use senior/student accommodation high... Read More

Time running out for dog owners

Time is running out for dog owners to take advantage of the discounted registration fee. Unless a dog is sporting a red 2018 tag, it is now unregistered, according to Tauranga City Council. If it is not registered by July 31, the normal registration... Read More

Councillors go for car park tower

Tauranga City councillors have voted for the tallest car parking building from the list of available options for the proposed Harington Street car park site. At last week's city council meeting, the vote was for a nine storey car parking building,... Read More

New director appointed for museum

The Whakatane District Council has announced the appointment of Eric Holowacz to the role of director of Whakatane Museum. Eric is currently the executive director of the Sedona Arts Centre and campus in Northern Arizona, USA, and will take up his new... Read More

Election signs mark milestone

  Todd Muller painting BOP a sea of blue from Sun Live on Vimeo. The general elections are creeping up fast, as today marks another milestone with the first election signs to go up across the country. Campaign Chairman Steven Joyce says despite... Read More

Southern Harbour work resumes

Construction work on the Southern Pipline will now continue after an assessment came back giving the all clear. On Thursday morning mud used for drilling seeped through loose ground and reached the low tide harbour surface on the Memorial Park side. Construction... Read More

Funding boost for Whakatane museum

The Whakatane Museum and Research Centre has received a $120,000 funding boost from the Lion Foundation to help continue with the redevelopment on site.  The funding for the redevelopment is expected to cost $4.5 million, and the Whakatane District... Read More

Southern pipeline drilling begins

  Construction progress on the Southern Pipeline harbour crossing has passed some important milestones as drilling under the harbour gets underway between Matapihi and Memorial Park.  Tauranga City Council Project Manager Steve Wiggill says... Read More

Research project helps Bay economy

A community research project will determine what community issues need to be prioritised in the Western Bay. The 2017 Vital Signs survey, conducted by Key Research, will send out invitation letters to locals randomly selected from the electoral roll,... Read More

Selling off Whakatane waterfront

The Whakatane District Council is seeking community feedback on a proposal to sell off some leasehold land in the town centre. The Council owns 131 perpetually renewable leasehold properties within the town centre, most of which are harbour endowment... Read More



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Silhouetted sunrise on July 14th. Photo: Janet Hetherington

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