Public facility to open in Katikati centre

Western Bay of Plenty District Council is on the countdown to the opening of Katikati’s newest public facility, The Centre – Pātuki Manawa. The opening is being celebrated on Tuesday 21 August from 3pm-6pm. During the opening members...... Read More

Grubby part of town to blossom

“It’s just screaming for development,” was Simon Bridges’ reaction to news of a concept to transform Dive Crescent at the northern end of Tauranga’s downtown waterfront. “A flower waiting to bloom,” he said,...... Read More

Better solutions sought for Hairini Link

The Hairini Link and Mangatapu Underpass - the $45 million dollar, much-heralded and much-awaited answer to Welcome Bay transport issues - is drawing fire from residents, users and politicians alike. When it was opened in June, the transport project...... Read More

Mayoral mentoring reaping rewards for Cale

Cale Borell, a rangatahi from Te Puna, is more determined than ever to achieve great things having begun a mentoring and leadership programme with Western Bay Mayor Garry Webber. Cale, 19, from Pirirakau hapū in Te Puna, was selected earlier this...... Read More

Hole forms in Western Bay of Plenty road

A temporary culvert is being installed in a Western Bay of Plenty road after a large hole formed. A Bell Road resident sent in photos of the hole, which shows the tarseal had collapsed. The hole in the road only developed on Tuesday afternoon, says...... Read More

Wharf Street shared space approved for design

Outdoor dining and entertainment in the city centre is looking to get even better with the City Transformation Committee approving $190,000 to create a detailed design to upgrade Wharf Street. Wharf Street, between the Strand and Willow Street, is...... Read More

Tauranga buildings to go to make room for parking

  A row of buildings on Dive Crescent in Tauranga is set to be no more, after the Council has recommended they be levelled.   Council’s City Transformation Committee has recommended that the storage buildings on the landward side...... Read More

Tauranga bridge to improve city connections

  A bridge spanning over State Highway 29 and Takitimu Drive will soon open to the public, following a blessing and official opening.   Whakapaiwaka Bridge will open tomorrow, connecting Bethlehem and Cambridge Road with the Kopurererua...... Read More

Interim move for Omokoroa library service centre

Omokoroa’s Library and Service Centre will be moving into a new building on the Western Avenue Recreation Reserve until a permanent home is found in the future town centre. Western Bay of Plenty District Council will construct a multi-purpose...... Read More

New homes proposed for Papamoa East

A building developer has approached Tauranga City Council to consider more housing in the Papamoa East area. Bluehaven Holdings Limited wants the council to consider a special housing area on a site Bluehaven owns along Emerald Shores Drive in Papamoa...... Read More

Opinion Poll

What do you think about businesses rejecting people’s job applications if they have tattoos?

I think it’s fine. Companies should be able to do what is right for their business.
They shouldn’t be able to discriminate someone for having tattoos.
I guess it depends where the tattoo is.