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

Candidates to debate live on SunLive

Tauranga's by-election candidates will debate live tonight in an event livestreamed on SunLive. Sixteen of the 20 candidates have confirmed their attendance at No. 1 The Strand, and will be questioned on a range of issues affecting Tauranga's... Read More

Hannaford’s Wharf upgrade gets underway

Work starts this week to upgrade Hannaford's Wharf - a popular tourist gateway to the Coromandel as the connector for the 360 Ferry between Auckland and the region. The upgrade will improve access to the jetty and create a shelter area for charter... Read More

Bella Vista residents left in limbo

The owners of 21 properties at a Tauranga development who will not be able to return to their homes because they have been deemed too dangerous to live in, say someone needs to take responsibility for the debacle. The developers of the Bella Vista Homes... Read More

Cloudy water nothing to worry about

Have you noticed your water's been looking a little cloudy lately? Tauranga City Council says it's nothing to worry about. “It's just bubbles caused by trapped air, which sometimes happens after we repair water mains,”... Read More

Bella Vista Homes ‘cannot be reoccupied’

Tauranga City Council has announced all of the properties in the former Bella Vista Homes development – a small part of The Lakes neighbourhood – have been deemed ‘dangerous and affected', or ‘affected', and cannot... Read More

Young people push for museum

If you've ever seen the colossal squid at Te Papa Museum in Wellington, you'll know it's not something you forget in a hurry, says Mount Maunganui College student Sam Taylor. Museums have an important impact on young people and society... Read More

NZ first tsunami high ground in Tauranga

Tauranga City Council has made history with the official opening of the first purpose-built tsunami high ground in Australasia by the Minister of Civil Defence, Kris Faafoi. “This tsunami high ground is the culmination of years of ground breaking... Read More

Chamber opposed to TCC rates proposal

The Tauranga Chamber of Commerce has slammed Tauranga City Council over its proposed changes to the rating system, accusing the council of potentially breaching its own policies. Chamber CEO Stan Gregec says a one-month window for the community to express... Read More

Fifteen year consent for events

An application for a 15-year resource consent allowing events and festivals to continue to be held on Williamson Park Whangamata will be presented to the Whangamata Community Board next week for approval. Under the new District Plan rules, events in... Read More

Opinion Poll

What facilities do you think Tauranga needs?

A large performing arts centre/conference hub
A 50m swimming pool
An outdoor sports and events stadium
A museum
None of the above
All of the above

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