Mauao closures needed for restoration works

Closures will be in place on Mauao next week when restoration works are scheduled to take place. Te Uru Karaka, a historic Pā site near Te Ara Motukauri... Read More

Youth centre fire still under investigation

Demolition is about to begin on the burnt out remains of the Rainbow Youth Tauranga Drop in centre at the Historic Village. A blaze broke out in the... Read More

Double digit rates hike for Tauranga residents

Tauranga residents will see a rates increase of 13.7 per cent this year, to help fund infrastructure and the Tauranga civic precinct. The increase was... Read More

Feedback sought on marine protected areas

An email sent out this week by Waikato Regional Council is inviting people to feed back on a survey about the marine protected biodiversity areas in... Read More

Dog owners - have you gone green yet?

Time is running out to register your dog with its new green tag before July 1.  With just one week until the red 2021/22 tags expire, Western Bay... Read More

Annual plan adopted in “challenging environment“

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has adopted its Annual Plan 2022/23 in what chair Doug Leeder describes as a “challenging operating environment”. Leeder... Read More

Planting approach starts in Palm Beach West

This week saw a resumption of planting in Te Ara o Wairākei stormwater corridor at Royal Palm Beach under an adapted planting approach devised to preserve... Read More

Museum renovation: $30m could be added to project

The cost of renovating the Rotorua Museum could swell to as much as $83 million, creating a $30m funding shortfall, a document obtained by Local Democracy... Read More

Whakatāne boat harbour: Resource consent granted

Excitement is growing for the future of Whakatāne as resource consent is granted for the proposed $29 million boat harbour, Te Rāhui Herenga Waka Whakatāne. The... Read More

Ratepayers unite in dissatisfaction

Lively discussions have been taking place among a group of Whakatāne ratepayers dissatisfied with decisions being made by Whakatāne District Council. One... Read More

TECT Park adds to long list of awards

The Western Bay of Plenty's TECT Park has been recognised as an exemplary action park in New Zealand. TECT Park has won the Active Park/Sports Ground... Read More

Schooling up on WBOP Council elections

Prospective candidates are offered the most possible information ahead of Western Bay of Plenty District Council elections. The council says it’s... Read More

Study continues into $17m Tauranga ferry service

Investigations will continue into a ferry service for Tauranga that will link Ōmokoroa, Mount Maunganui and the Tauranga City centre. The findings... Read More

Urgent calls for flood protection investment

Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana is urging Central Government to prioritise co-investment in flood protection, warning that the time to act is... Read More

Three waters: If not four entities, then what?

With opponents of the government's three waters reforms saying they're dangerous, wasteful and unpopular, what's their alternative? Nearly... Read More