New hub to be designed for Opotiki

Opotiki District Council is joining with the Opotiki Arts Society to create a new courtyard space behind Te Tahuhu o Te Rangi, once building work is... Read More

Council propose new funding policy

Tauranga City Council is proposing a new Community Funding Policy to determine how council provides funding to community organisations. The proposed... Read More

What‘s on - bird show, markets and museums

Good morning and welcome to Sunday. Ko te ra tenei i hanga e te Ariki. Ka koa tatou, ka koa hoki ki reira. This morning's early rain which was heavy... Read More

Lakes community to hold public meeting

A public meeting on Wednesday, to provide residents the opportunity to discuss the impact of the Council’s recently released draft Long Term Plan... Read More

No relief for drinking water source streams

Water restrictions continue in Tauranga due to continued low flow in the streams that supply the city’s drinking water. An unprecedented situation... Read More

Public invited to long term plan open days

Tauranga commissioners are inviting the public to a series of open days to learn more about the long-term plan for Tauranga and how to have their say. The... Read More

Council staff owed $1M in unpaid holiday pay

Rotorua’s ratepayers will pay a $1 million bill for leave owed to council staff due to nationwide, long-standing issues with the Holidays Act. In... Read More

Tauranga Council to stop accepting cheques

Tauranga City Council is joining joining other organisation, including Western Bay Council, in phasing out cheques. People are being encouraged to consider... Read More

Omokoroa town centre move welcomed

  An independent commission decision to approve a new “mixed use” commercial town centre development in Omokoroa, has Western Bay of... Read More

Commissioner hits back at former Council claims

Tauranga City Council commissioner Stephen Selwood has hit back at former elected Council members over statements suggesting the cost of consultants... Read More

Initial PFAS investigation wrapped up

Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s initial investigation into the presence of PFAS in the Whareroa area is now complete. The final test results... Read More

Maori wards decision to be made at May meeting

Whakatane District Council elected members will decide on whether or not to establish Maori Wards at an Extraordinary Council meeting on May 20. The... Read More

Have a say on Tauriko for Tomorrow

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and Tauranga City Council are preparing for the next round of community consultation and engagement for Tauriko for Tomorrow.... Read More

Papamoa ratepayers ask for $150,000

The Papamoa Residents and Ratepayers Association – PRRA – has made a submission to the Tauranga City Council’s Long Term Plan for a... Read More

Western Bay wins Local Government supreme award

­ A commitment to returning ownership of a piece of Matakana Island to its ancestral owners has seen Western Bay of Plenty District Council take out... Read More