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Informal briefings or workshops for Tauranga city councillors are being defended by Mayor Stuart Crosby and supported by a majority of councillors. Tauranga and BOP MPs at a recent informal briefing. Photo: Facebook. Councillor Rick Curach is criticising...

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Property Council Bay of Plenty have insisted that economic growth and investment must be at the forefront of plans for Tauranga, and the catalyst is increased private investment in the CBD and the waterfront. Their vision was submitted on Tauranga City...

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The decision to keep rural stretches of State Highway 2 around Te Puke at 100km/h is being lauded as a victory for the people. On Wednesday, the Western Bay of Plenty District Council refrained from reducing the rural stretches of State Highway 2 between...

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“My brother calls me a parking Nazi”. The brother's joking – but others who've been stung by Tauranga City Council parking officer No. 011 might use ‘Nazi' in the malevolent, spiteful sense of the word. I know...

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The historic railway crossing linking Ngatai Road and Seaway Terrace has been fenced off despite opposition from local residents. According to KiwiRail the crossing is unsafe and bringing it up to standard will cost “hundreds of thousands”...

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A lime coloured caravan, a couple of deck chairs and some friendly faces have proved a recipe for success when it comes to consulting communities on a draft Long Term Plan. Western Bay of Plenty District Council's LTP roadshow attracted...

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“Wisdom and common sense” prevailed today as Western Bay of Plenty District Council unanimously agreed to keep the 100km/h speed limits on State Highway 2 in Te Puke. The decision means from July 1, 2015, or when the Tauranga Eastern Link...

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The fate of Te Puke's speed limits will be decided today as Western Bay of Plenty District Council decide whether to act on an overwhelming ‘no' to speed reductions from the local community. At 1.30pm, council's operations committee...

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Ratepayers are set to save over $650,000 in the next financial year as a result of Tauranga City Council joining the Local Government Funding Agency back in 2012 Savings to ratepayers are estimated to be around $674,000 for 2015/16, while that figure...

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A group of Mount Maunganui residents' hopes of having an unfinished neighbouring building either completely demolished or finished rest with Tauranga City Council. Labelled an “eye sore” and a “health and safety risk”, the...

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