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The timing of a Tauranga City Council growth risks report, citing cross border issues at Tauriko, is purely co-incidental and has “nothing to do with Bob Clarkson's land and SmartGrowth”. Finance and Risk Committee deputy chair Gail...

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Beefed up parliamentary security in the wake of a shooting in Canada's parliament is being described as the biggest security awareness to hit New Zealand since 9/11, according to a Tauranga MP. Canada's capital Ottawa was put into lockdown...

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Tauranga City Council broke ranks with its SmartGrowth partners this week, directing staff to look at ways of fast-tracking development land decisions outside the partnership and report back by November 20. But the 7-3 vote in favour of looking at accelerating...

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Mount Maunganui and Papamoa ratepayers will elect the replacement councillor for Clayton Mitchell on February 17, following his resignation this week. Clayton, who was one of two Mount/Papamoa ward councillors, resigned on October 20 - the day he was...

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Deputy mayor Kelvin Clout is heading off the critics by fast-tracking an investigation into making development land available in Tauriko. Kelvin led the charge this week after moving the recommendation that potentially sets the city council against its...

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Latest benefits figures show 423 fewer claimants in the Tauranga District in the September quarter compared to the same time last year. BOP MP Todd Muller says the Western Bay of Plenty saw a decline of 185 people on benefits over the year. “Welfare...

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Tauranga City Council have rejected developer Bob Clarkson's request to have his Tauriko development declared a ‘Special Housing Area' under the affordable housing accord. “This town does not encourage entrepreneurs and visionaries...

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The BOP regional council has changed its name – for the third time. The regional council today announced it is adopting the Maori title Toi Moana as its official name to co-exist with its English language name. Regional Council Chairman Doug Leeder. Toi...

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Tauranga developer Bob Clarkson isn't letting on about what he's going to say to city councillors on Monday. Tauranga developer Bob Clarkson. Bob's got ten minutes to speak before councillors discuss whether to declare Bob's Tauriko...

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Tauranga city council now has a policy in place for dealing with requests from Maori to buy city land. The draft was approved by the council's City Vision Committee this week after a staff request was made in 2013. It will be business as usual...

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