Algae and storms cause council consent breaches

Ōpōtiki District Council is at risk of receiving an abatement notice from the Bay of Plenty Regional Council if it does not make improvements to its... Read More

Council calling for candidate questions

If you could ask anything to those standing in this year’s election, what would it be? Well, here’s your chance. Western Bay of Plenty District... Read More

Temporary closure of Mauao track

A track on Mauao will be temporarily closed tomorrow. Tauranga City Council says the Te Ara Motukauri track (4WD track) will be closed from 9am to 12pm. "This... Read More

Alerting council to to issues around the region

Getting around Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty, it’s not unusual to have the thought stray into your mind “why doesn’t council do... Read More

Call to close Tauranga liquor outlets earlier

A new policy is proposing to change the time alcohol can be purchased from stores in Tauranga. The move is welcomed by an alcohol harm reduction advocate,... Read More

Council nominations drawing to a close

People have until midday, Friday, August 12, to get their nominations in for Western Bay of Plenty District Council's seats. Western Bay of Plenty... Read More

Huge hike in regional council rates for some

More than 5000 people’s Bay of Plenty Regional Council rates will be significantly different from last year. Differences representing an increase... Read More

$3 million fund proposed for Tauranga‘s public art

A new framework to address a “dearth of public art in Tauranga” is in the works to replace the current policy that is “not fit for... Read More

Rotorua reserves: “Our parks are not for sale”

“History will judge you.” A decision on Rotorua’s controversial reserves revocation proposal will echo through generations, elected... Read More

Weekend closure for Elizabeth St parking building

The parking building on Elizabeth Street in Tauranga will be closed this weekend. The closure, from August 6 to August 7, is part of earthquake strengthening... Read More

Tania Tapsell launches Rotorua mayoralty bid

Rotorua mayoral candidate Tania Tapsell will name Sandra Kai Fong as deputy mayor if both are elected to the council in the October local election. Tapsell,... Read More

What it takes to be a game changer on council

There’s no job description for being a district councillor, according to Whakatāne District Council’s people and engagement general manager... Read More

Seismic strengthening: Tauranga parking buildings

Earthqauke strengthening works are being carried out at two parking buildings in the Tauranga CBD. The works are being done on the Elizabeth Street and... Read More

Keeping Tauranga‘s community pools afloat

Tauranga City’s aquatic centres and community pools are feeling the drain on their staff this year due to Covid-19, winter illnesses and a lack... Read More

Willow Street demolition works on schedule

The demolition of Tauranga City Council's old council building at Willow Street is on schedule for completion in early October. Work to remove the... Read More