Partnership to address Rotorua housing issues

A new partnership between the Government, Ngāti Whakaue Tribal Lands and Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities is another step forward in addressing... Read More

Property curve flattening

New Zealand’s quicker than expected transition down the lockdown levels has provided a timely reprieve for the residential property market. The... Read More

Single parents face rental struggles

Young single parents say they are struggling to secure rental properties in Tauranga because they don’t fit the traditional family mould agents and... Read More

Power outage as weather system moves eastwards

PowerCo is reporting power cuts in Maketu, Pongakawa, Te Puna and the Lower Kaimai area. A power outage in Pongakawa which occurred at 11.56pm is... Read More

Power outage in Maketu

There has been a power outage in Maketu this evening. PowerCo report that a power cut occurred at 6.39pm and is affecting 27 properties in Maketu.... Read More

Like a spring of water

  A church is aiming to be a community hub with a new $5 million building in one of Papamoa’s newest suburbs.   Golden Sands Baptist... Read More

Rain and wind watch issued for Sunday night

A Heavy Rain Watch has been issued by the MetService for the Bay Of Plenty, Rotorua, and Gisborne area north of Ruatoria for Sunday night “Northeast... Read More

Keeping an eye on things

Papamoa has a strong claim to being the most neighbourly neighbourhood in the country. More than 60 per cent of households are members of Neighbourhood... Read More

Bella Vista Home trial: plans submitted incomplete

  Homes in a botched Tauranga housing development were sold to clients before consented drawings were completed, providing inaccurate costs, the... Read More

Seismic work on Spring St car parking building

A preliminary seismic assessment of Tauranga City Council’s Spring Street car parking building has signalled a need for a further detailed assessment. Initial... Read More

Inspectors ‘lenient’ on Bella Vista homes

A council building inspector admitted that Tauranga City Council inspectors were told to "be lenient" when issuing failed inspections at the... Read More

Cold change about to pounce bringing snow

  This weekend is warmer than average across New Zealand, a precursor to the cold change about to pounce, says a WeatherWatch spokesperson.   “Temperatures... Read More

Power cut in Bowentown due to vehicle hitting pole

Police report that a car hit a powerpole early this morning in Bowentown. The crash occurred at the intersection of Seaforth Rd and Tuna Ave around... Read More

Tornado rips through Papamoa causing mayhem

A tornado has ripped through Papamoa this morning sending roof tiles, trampolines, and road work signs flying and bringing down fences. "It's... Read More

National weather update

WeatherWatch advises that a ridge lies over the South Island today. “Meanwhile a southeasterly airflow flows over the North Island feeding into... Read More