Home buyers taking their time

Tauranga home values rose 4.5 per cent year on year and 1.9 per cent over the past three months, according to the latest QV House Price Index. “Activity has increased in the Tauranga market during February and March however buyers no longer appear... Read More

Track to close on Mauao

The Oruahine track across the northern face of Mauao will be closed for around two weeks from April 9 for track maintenance. All other tracks will remain open, says a Tauranga City Council spokesperson. Access to the summit will be available via the... Read More

River goal to become reality

The final hurdle in restoring freshwater flows into the dying Maketu Estuary (Te Awa o Ngatoroirangi) has been overcome. Bay of Plenty Regional Councillors have awarded the tender for Kaituna River re-diversion construction works to J Swap Contractors... Read More

Residents fighting bus interchange

Farm Street residents fighting a proposed bus interchange on their street have been told their protest could result in Baypark being considered as a temporary location. Residents challenged council's decision to install a temporary bus interchange... Read More

Two treated after Opotiki house fire

An ambulance was called for two people suffering smoke inhalation after a house fire in rural Opotiki overnight. Nearly half the 50x10m building was fully involved when firefighters arrived at the Dip Road property after 12.30am, says Fire and Emergency... Read More

Hardening up over Bella Vista dispute

Attitudes are hardening up on both sides of the Bella Vista homes dispute as the council tells home owners they will receive no more support from April 12. The residents of 13 homes on Lakes Boulevard have had accommodation paid for since they were evicted... Read More

Confusion at The Lakes

Lakes Boulevard residents evicted from their homes by Tauranga City Council remain confused about when they will be able to return. Initially they were removed at short notice because of a potential danger presented by Cyclone Hola. When the floods and... Read More

‘Mammoth’ kiwifruit orchard for sale

One of New Zealand's biggest privately-owned kiwifruit orchard portfolios has been placed on the market for sale. The portfolio consists of three separate mid to large-sized productive blocks at Te Puke in the Bay of Plenty – the centre of... Read More

Tauranga families in limbo

A group of Tauranga residents will have to wait indefinitely before moving back into their homes at a troubled housing development. The Bella Vista company went into liquidation in December, leaving about 30 houses unfinished. On 9 March, 13 families... Read More

Support for Kaiaua Coast property owners

Property owners considering raising the floor level of homes or buildings following coastal flooding in the Kaiaua Coast area in January now have one less thing to worry about. Hauraki District Council has agreed to pay or waive up to $2000 in building... Read More

Opinion Poll

What facilities do you think Tauranga needs?

A large performing arts centre/conference hub
A 50m swimming pool
An outdoor sports and events stadium
A museum
None of the above
All of the above

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Waterworld. Photo: Ron Webber.

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