House to be demolished for new park entrance

The Tauranga City Council is planning to remove a tidy, three-bedroom house in Pyes Pa to provide a second access to the park and playground behind it. The... Read More

Tauranga draft annual plan consultation starts

Tauranga City Council has started consulting on its budget and work plans for the year beginning July 1. The draft Annual Plan 2020/21 comes at a time... Read More

Commissioners support changes to Matata town

Independent commissioners have released their decision supporting two proposed plan changes for a Bay of Plenty town. The changes are aimed at avoiding... Read More

Council and community close Matapihi access

  Matapihi community members are taking extra precautions to protect kaumatua, children and immunocompromised residents during the COVID-19 lockdown... Read More

Tauranga parking fee collection on hold

Tauranga City Council is putting a hold on collecting parking fees while the country is in Alert Level 4. New Zealand went into lockdown at 11.59pm... Read More

Free bus service in BOP, only for essential travel

Bay of Plenty Regional Council are urging people not to travel on public transport unless their journey is absolutely essential. A spokesperson says... Read More

Mauao to close during self-isolation period

People’s often daily walk up or around Mauao will stop during the COVID-19 State of National Emergency. Earlier today Tauranga City Council was... Read More

Essential services in the Western Bay of Plenty

Essential services for the Western Bay District will continue throughout the COVID-19 response with a focus on the health and safety of communities.... Read More

BOPRC to keep general rates increases at zero %

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is shifting its focus from business as usual to essential services that will support communities through the coming weeks. It... Read More

Mayor to apologise for “bullying comments”

Tauranga’s Mayor Tenby Powell will receive a letter of censure and has been asked to apologise for comments made about councillors Dawn Kiddie... Read More

Tauranga’s water restrictions lifted

Water restrictions in Tauranga have been lifted with immediate effect. “With the changes in the weather and cooler temperatures, restrictions... Read More

TCC shifts focus to essential services

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement, the nation is now at COVID-19 alert level 3. Although this is an unprecedented event, Tauranga City... Read More

SunLive always working to bring you the Bay’s news

The government’s announcement that New Zealand will reach COVID-19 Alert Level 4 within the next 48 hours is causing a lot of uncertainty for everyone. At... Read More

Libraries, galleries and venues to close doors

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 is a global priority that requires action at every level in every country, says a statement from Tauranga City Council. This... Read More

Telcos helping people working from home

With an unprecedented number of us working from home, and using videoconferencing technology, telcos are offering to waive data caps, technology commentator... Read More