Discussions underway for Mauao Base Track repairs

Tauranga City Council staff have been working through a tender process with contractors as they seek a long-term solution to the slip that buried part of the Base Track in 2017. The preferred plan is to re-route a 250m section of the track along the...... Read More

Milestone hit in Durham Street project

The Durham Street project has hit a major milestone starting this week. Today, traffic will be shifted to travel on Durham Street - through the Durham Street/Spring Street intersection onto the new concrete pavement. Tauranga City Council says this...... Read More

Doggy Day Out in Omokoroa

It was a day for the dogs in Omokoroa on Saturday. Held at the Sportsground Reserve in Western Avenue, the Doggy Day Out run by the Western Bay of Plenty District Council draw a large crowd from around the Bay of Plenty. The Doggy Day Out event, now...... Read More

Total watering ban for Waihi and Waikino

A total watering ban is now in place for Waihi and Waikino. River levels in Waihi and Waikino are low and the Hauraki District Council is urging residents that they need to save water now. In a statement issued by the Hauraki District Council, it...... Read More

Upgrade of Kopurererua Valley cycleway to begin

From Monday February 18, the current gravel cycle path in Kopurereua Valley will be chip sealed to make it easier and safer for people on all types of bikes. In a statement released by the Tauranga City Council, it says the work will affect people...... Read More

Progress on post-flood plan for Ngongotaha

The community reference group to help Rotorua Lakes Council and Bay of Plenty Regional Council create a Ngongotaha Action Plan following last April’s floods will be in place by the end of February. The final plan will include a range of work,...... Read More

Additional school buses for Tauranga from Monday

Additional school buses will be introduced in Tauranga from Monday following complaints from parent about the bus service. The complaints ranged from students having to catch multiple buses to get to school, buses running late and kids being stranded...... Read More

$40k for Tauranga’s first homeless women’s shelter

  Tauranga City Council has approved funding for the city’s new centre for homeless women, Awhina House.   Forty thousand dollars will go to the center being set up by He Kaupapa Kotahitanga Trust Tauranga. Councillors say establishing...... Read More

Kulim Park development under fire

Bureta Residents are upset they haven’t been given a chance to have a say on the development of Kulim Park. The Tauranga City Council consulted on the development, but residents say they weren’t consulted on the final design for the park. The...... Read More

Relief in sight for Tauranga Bus network

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is exploring alternative school bus options to help make the Tauranga Urban bus service more reliable. Contractor NZ Bus needs 150 drivers to fully operate the current Tauranga Bayhopper network, but since it began on...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should the speed on SH2, between Katikati and Bethlehem, be reduced to 80km/h?