Three hour parking limit to be enforced

Vehicles parking in the central shopping in downtown Tauranga from March 18 will have a three hour time limit in any one place. The decision, which goes against the Tauranga Council staff advice, was made at this week's city council meeting. “The... Read More

WBOP residents to vote on Maori wards

The Western Bay of Plenty District Council will hold a binding poll to see whether Maori wards should be introduced for the next two triennial elections in 2019 and in 2022. The poll came about thanks to the efforts of some councillors and local residents,... Read More

Making the ‘right decision’ on museum

A referendum on whether the community supports a museum will be held in conjunction with the upcoming Tauranga City Council by-election, and Mayor Greg Brownless believes the result will give councillors the confidence to make the right investment decision. The... Read More

More booms than Basil Brush

Regional council staff will be exercising with boats and oil booms around the tanker berth on Thursday in an exercise called Operation Basil Brush. Basil Brush is an English puppet popularised on a TV show, and known for a characteristic cry of ‘Ha,... Read More

Tauranga parking move goes to vote

A decision on whether to limit city parking to three hours goes to the vote in council today. It's a hang-over from the December 19 Council meeting, where Councillors resolved to consult the public about introducing maximum three hour time parking... Read More

Help at the end of the rainbow

Coming out at 50 is no less terrifying than coming out as a teenager, says a Tauranga woman offering help and advice to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community. With the support of Toi Ohomai, Kat Clark has established a Rainbow... Read More

Greenprinting Whakatane

‘Where the people lead, the leaders will follow' that's the motto behind Tuesday's “Greenprint for Whakatane” get-together. The workshop is a chance to talk about making Whakatane a more sustainable, resilient and... Read More

Council bulk buys electric bikes

A chance to bulk buy electric bikes has seen more than 50 Tauranga City Council staff take up the offer to pay for their own brand new electric bike. "At the beginning we thought 10 to 15 staff might take up the offer, and we got 52,” says transportation... Read More

Moving day for council staff

Tauranga City Council staff begin their move from the former Trustbank building on Devonport Road to the newish IRD building on Cameron Road on Friday. The move, which will happen over three weeks, will see about 400 people changing offices from one... Read More

Turret Rd cliff erosion under control

Ongoing cliff erosion near Turret Road is believed pose a minimal risk to motorists, according to latest observations by Tauranga City Council. The erosion is currently affecting a bank near Turret Road, about 50m from SH2a. TCC transportation manager... Read More

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