Feedback sought on draft Parks and Reserves Bylaw

The Whakatane District Council’s Policy Committee has approved the release of the Draft Parks and Reserves Bylaw 2018 for community feedback, as part of a review of its Consolidated Bylaw, which expires this year.   Consultation on the...... Read More

Council adopts revised governance structure

Tauranga City Council has voted to amend its governance structure, with changes to the membership of standing committees and a revised meeting frequency. This follows a review instigated by elected members of the committee structure and their terms...... Read More

Community views sought on Te Puna Village future

Western Bay of Plenty District Council is inviting the community to share their views on the future of the Te Puna Village commercial area. Open days will be on Saturday 27 October, 9am to 12pm and Tuesday 30 October, 4pm to 7pm at the Red Shed (upstairs)...... Read More

First three of 109 crosses installed at waterfront

The first three of Tauranga’s 109 crosses have been put in place in a dawn ceremony at the waterfront as part of the city’s Armistice commemorations. Today’s crosses represent Raymond Baker, Frederick H. Dodson and Ronald T Matheson,...... Read More

Site considered for new marine facility

Tauranga City Council has agreed to support in principle to seek revocation of the recreation reserve status from an area of land at Marine Park. In a media statement, Tauranga City Council says this is to enable a potential long-term lease of the...... Read More

Tauranga CBD transforming

It’s out with the old and in with the new - changes are afoot for Tauranga CBD. The face of the CBD as its known is changing every day, with Tauranga Council recently identifying 19 key projects, which are planned or underway in the city centre. One...... Read More

Tauranga City Council wages war on wet wipes

Two tonnes of wet wipes – the size of a small elephant – clog Tauranga City Council’s wastewater system every week, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to clean up and risking Tauranga’s environment. The council...... Read More

Last call to give feedback on Tauranga parks

Tauranga City Council is seeking your feedback on the draft Tauranga Reserves Management Plan, which guides our decision-making around almost every reserve in the city – including your local park. The draft plan looks at how we make decisions...... Read More

Council proposes ‘sinking lid’ policy on gambling

Tauranga City Council is reviewing the policy that sets out how many and where gambling venues can set up in Tauranga, and how many gaming machines can operate in the city. Public consultation opens today on the draft Gambling Venues Policy 2019 and...... Read More

Whakatāne tackles food sovereignty

Like-minded residents interested in working together for food sovereignty are being invited to an upcoming hui in Whakatane. Community initiative, ‘Greenprint for Whakatāne’ will hold the hui on Thursday, October 18. The initiative launched...... Read More

Opinion Poll

What is the issue with SH2?

Unsafe drivers
The road needs improving
Trucks not giving way
Not enough opportunities to pass safely