Council scraps pool registration fee

Tauranga City Council has announced they have scrapped a proposed pool registration fee. The $134.20 fee would have applied to the owners of more than... Read More

Have your say - climate change, rescue & transport

Climate change, passenger transport and rescue services funding are on Regional Council’s radar. Bay of Plenty residents will be asked to provide... Read More

Lack of funding causing housing to be stalled

Tauranga's mayor is frustrated housing projects are on hold because the city can't get access to government funding. This week the council... Read More

Power cut across Tauranga as sparks light up night

11.30pm Update: Power has now been restored to more than 3200 homes across Tauranga after an unexpected power cut this evening. There are still 52 properties... Read More

Regional town house prices getting unaffordable

Mayors in some regional towns in the North Island are warning a jump of up to 30 percent in the year to February signals unaffordability for first home... Read More

Rare Guzzi motorcycle stolen

Mark Townsend was on the second-to-last day of his motorcycle trip down the South Island when his rare 1000s Moto Guzzi was stolen. “I got off... Read More

Flying start for Pest-free Te Puna

Te Puna’s pest free programme got off to a flying start on Saturday March 2, with more than 100 people attending and all 78 traps given out –... Read More

Urban space open in the Mount

Mount Maunganui’s Phoenix Park has been refurbished into a new urban space. The park, which is now known as Te Papa o Nga Manu Porotakataka, was... Read More

Demands for Council to reverse decision

At a Tauranga City Council meeting today, demands were made for Council to reverse its decision to transfer historically significant property to the... Read More

Proof of ID needed when selling a house

You are now required to prove your identity if you are selling or buying properties. If you want to avoid delays in getting the transaction through,... Read More

New opportunity for first home buyers

A Tauranga company is looking at giving first home owners a chance to get into the property market. Len and Jill Helms, the founders of Golden Homes,... Read More

Smashed letter box warning for Paengaroa

A concerned resident in Paengaroa is reaching out to warn others about letter boxes being smashed. The resident, who lives on Black Road, says their... Read More

Standards to make homes warm and dry released

The new healthy homes standards to make rental properties warmer and drier has been announced by Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford.... Read More

Multiple fires near Maunganui Road rail lines

Reports are coming in of many scrub fires breaking out near the railway lines on Maunganui Road. There are also fires reported near Bayfair.  Large... Read More

Lifestyle block owners could be taxed

The Real Estate Institute is warning people with lifestyle blocks will be taxed, despite the Government’s Tax Working Group saying family homes... Read More