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Tauranga City Council has adopted the annual plan setting an average rates increase of 2.2 per cent for the 2016/17 financial year, instead of the 2.5 per cent consulted on. The average rate is slightly lower because of the city's growth - 2.5 per...

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Plans for a future multi-purpose community and recreational facility in Maketu are one step closer for the beach-side community. Western Bay of Plenty District Council has purchased a vacant 1690sqm section of land on Little Waihi Road which is being...

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Mayoral candidate Max Mason's challenge over Tauranga City Council's handling of the civic options proposal is being knocked back by the councillors civic heart steering committee's Gail McIntosh and Bev Edlin. Max, whose mayoral candidacy...

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Tauranga City Council has awarded the tender for preparing the Smiths Farm consents to Aurecon NZ Ltd consultants without calling it publicly. Council retrospectively approved the staff decision last week because there was not enough time to call for...

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From today, New Zealanders will be asked to check whether they're enrolled and ready for the local elections in October. “From Monday we'll be sending out enrolment update packs to all New Zealand's 3.1 million enrolled voters,”...

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The Rotorua Lakes Council's inaugural Mud Festival which is taking place next year has received a $1.5 million financial boost from the Government this week. Announced by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today, the massive investment...

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The Whakatāne Aquatic & Fitness Centre will be closed to the public for scheduled maintenance from July 25 to August 7. The closure will allow for the pools to be drained, cleaned and tiling repairs to be made. A major redesign of the reception area...

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The Kopurererua Stream is polluted after a sewer overflowed this morning, says Tauranga City Council communications advisor Marcel Currin. A blockage of fat in the wastewater system caused a sewer overflow in the early hours of Friday morning.   The...

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Sun Media is now a ‘city partner', a member of Project Tauranga, that's making their particular expertise and skills available for city projects that benefit the people in the community. Joining Project Tauranga means Sun Media is among...

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Genteel by reputation but it's getting meaner, more menacing out there on the streets of Tauranga. Ask the parking officers. They see it and experience it most days. And that's why Tauranga City Council is dabbling with the idea of kitting...

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