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Free parking may go ahead in the central Tauranga city but not until a full council report has been finalised to weigh up the best option. Tauranga City Councillors today approved looking at a free parking trial for the CBD but rejected a proposal from...

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Free parking in the city centre, a centre for sports excellence in Mount Maunganui, and the council stance on the Rena resource consent application are to be debated at today's Tauranga City Council meeting. The free parking debate is being brought...

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Visions of developing a state of the art Merivale Community Centre are one step closer with vital funding for a feasibility study secured. The Merivale Community Inc. hopes to one day amalgamate the two properties at 417 Fraser Street and 10 Kesteven...

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Locals are really getting behind Tauranga volunteers with almost 100 entries in the Western Bay of Plenty area for this year's Trustpower Community Awards. Trustpower reports today a total of 51 entries have been received in the Tauranga category,...

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A Papamoa resident disgusted to find more than a dozen rubbish bags dumped at a beachside car park fears there is a lack of deterrence to curb the mounting careless behaviour. Large black rubbish bags and piles of household carpet were left strewn on...

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Tauranga City councillors have pulled back from having another go at re-working the council's mobile shops policy, less than a year after it was last altered. TCC's City Vision Committee made the decision to leave the policy for now, with...

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A Tauranga businessman is questioning Tauranga City Council parking wardens' knowledge of new Warrant of Fitness laws after being slapped with a $200 ticket two weeks after the vehicle passed inspection. Erle Reweti parked his company car at the...

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Tauranga City Council is considering making a ‘neutral' submission on the resource consent application to leave the Rena wreck on Astrolabe Reef. At next Wednesday's meeting councillors will discuss whether to approve the preparation...

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Tauranga City will soon have the power to recommend special housing areas to the Government after being identified as a priority city for the development of a Housing Accord. Tauranga City Council is currently working with the Ministry of Business,...

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A former Otumoetai Primary School pupil will continue fighting to keep a 116-year-old classroom she was once taught in on school grounds after it was decided the building would move to Historic Village. Tauranga City Council yesterday confirmed the classroom...

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View from Mount Drury of snow on the Kaimai Ranges. By Ann Carruthers.

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