Sunair flying again, looking for pilots

Tauranga-based Sunair Aviation has won the right to fly again after being grounded for six months. Owner Dan Power said the lengthy time out of the air had cost the airline "millions" and it could be several months more before it could resume full passenger... Read More

August for Bay roading futures

It's too early to tell if the government draft transport policy will be good for the Bay of Plenty, says BOP Regional Council Transport Committee chair Stuart Crosby. The draft policy statement released yesterday shows the government intends to... Read More

Public feedback urged on fuel hike

The government is seeking feedback from the public on a proposal to increase the fuel excise duty by between nine and 12 cents a litre over three years. This was proposed in the draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport released on Tuesday,... Read More

Transport policy ‘out of touch’ - Muller

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller is slamming the Government Policy Statement on Land Transport as ‘out of touch with regional New Zealand'. “The Government's priorities are so far out of step with what every day New Zealander's... Read More

Safety focus on transport changes

The government's draft policy statement on land transport is proposing a big shift in emphasis towards public transport and improvements to local roads. The draft policy released today, helps guide investment in transport by providing a longer... Read More

Review into electricity prices

Local electricity company Trustpower is one of several energy providers to have made submissions on the draft terms of reference for a government review into retail power prices. Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods released the final terms of reference... Read More

Minimum wage increases this weekend

Around 164,000 Kiwi workers and their families are expected to benefit following the increase in the minimum wage that takes effect from April 1.  The Government is committed to improving the wages and conditions for working New Zealanders, says... Read More

Bay schoolgirl to spend Easter with PM

A Bethlehem schoolgirl renowned for her kind heart and willingness to give to others, is proving good deeds always pay off. Emma Mischewski, 8, is one of nine children from around New Zealand who have been selected to join the Premier Easter Hunt with... Read More

Member’s bill to tackle litter drawn

Proposals to hike fines for littering could be a step closer following the drawing of Coromandel MP Scott Simpson's private member's bill today. Scott says an increasing frustration at the level of litter and fly-tipping has motivated him... Read More

Jan represents Coromandel for Labour

Tauranga's Labour list MP has made a goodwill swing through the Coromandel. Jan Tinetti has been charged with looking after the Coromandel electorate for Labour and she considers herself “Labour buddy MP” to the electorate. She is also... 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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