Voting to close on by-election, museum

There is just one week left to vote in the council by-election and the museum referendum with voting closing Tuesday May 1, at 12pm. Voters are recommended to drop off voting papers at the council's customer service centre or at their local library... Read More

Three hour parking limits arrive

Car parking in some areas of the city centre will be restricted to three hours per day, starting on Monday, April 30. The new P180 time zones will be in parts of Elizabeth Street, Durham Street, Grey Street, Devonport Road, Spring Street and Willow Street. The... Read More

Former Judge to probe Bella Vista case

Tauranga City Council has today announced that former High Court Judge, Paul Heath will undertake a thorough investigation into Council's role in the Bella Vista buildings on Lakes Boulevard and Aneta Way. Paul Heath was appointed as a Judge of... Read More

Pilot Bay one way: yes or no?

A proposal to trial a one-way traffic system along Pilot Bay is being put to the community for feedback. Tauranga City Council is proposing that The Mall would be converted to a single one-way lane heading towards Mauao. The one-way lane would start... Read More

Where to commemorate Anzac Day

Thousands of people are expected to gather for Tauranga's Anzac Day services in the city this Wednesday. This year's events continue honouring the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli and other conflicts in which New Zealand has been involved. 2018... Read More

Operator fined for reckless harvesting

A forest owner and harvesting company responsible for a 197 hectare pine forest in steep mountainous terrain south-east of Ōpōtiki have received a hefty fine for their environmental offending. The charges relate to disturbance of stream beds and discharging... Read More

Move to rid Papamoa waterways of weeds

Ministry for Primary Industries is working with the Tauranga City Council and Bay of Plenty Regional Council to contain and eradicate an infestation of the aggressive aquatic weed Salvinia molesta in the Wairakei Stream in Papamoa. Salvinia... Read More

Quick facts for this year’s by-election

This by-election covers the extraordinary vacancy for one Tauranga City councillor elected at-large. The vacancy has arisen from the recent death of Councillor Gail McIntosh. There are 20 candidates running for the position including: MJ Moses, Tony... Read More

Voting on Maori Wards opens

Western Bay electors will have their say on whether or not the District Council should establish Maori wards, when voting opens next week.  Western Bay of Plenty District Council is holding a binding poll to see whether Maori wards should be introduced... Read More

Banter and by-elections

It was a night full of banter, big personalities and everything by-election last night at No.1 The Strand.  The reason for the occasion being Sun Media's live by-election debate, which saw candidates standing for Tauranga City Council's... Read More



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Jack-o-lantern in the sunrise. Halloween’s come early this year! Photo: Nicholle Roberson.

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