Update: gas leak repaired – The Strand open again

Update at 3:40pm: gas leak repaired – The Strand open again The gas leak on The Strand has been located and repaired by First Gas. The leak was to an underground gas pipe at the corner of The Strand and Hamilton Street. The Fire Service and... Read More

Pilot Bay water test results within safe levels

The follow up samples of water quality tests for Pilot Bay have returned with results being within safe levels. It is safe to swim and health warning signs, installed as a precautionary, will be removed as soon as possible. Samples were taken at several... Read More

Pilot Bay update

One of the five samples taken at Pilot Bay came back with high levels of bacteria. The rest of the samples came back clear. Warning signs will be put up again as a precaution. Additional water quality samples will be taken to check bacteria levels in... Read More

Wastewater overflow warning for Pilot Bay

People are being warned to stay out of the water in Pilot Bay, due to a wastewater overflow this afternoon. Warning signs have been put up on the stretch of beach where the water was polluted. The cause of the overflow was a pipe blockage caused by wet... Read More

Truck blocking a lane at Bethlehem roundabout

A truck has broken down at the Bethlehem roundabout and is blocking one of the city-bound lanes. A queue of traffic is stretching back towards Te Puna. People driving from Te Puna will take a lot longer than usual to get through the Bethlehem... Read More

4 – 5 January weather event

What you need to know Update Saturday 6 JanuaryThe severe weather warnings for the Bay of Plenty for heavy rain and severe winds have been cancelled. The Mauao base track is open Caution is advised around all coastal or harbour walkways this weekend... Read More

High tide flooding, please avoid these areas

With the extremely high tide we are seeing low lying roads inundated. For the next couple of hours please avoid low lying areas anywhere in the city Oak Lane Harbour Drive Chapel Street near the Mobil petrol station Takitimu Drive coastal walkway/cycle... Read More



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