City centre roadworks continue

Spring Street remains impassable between Durham and Grey Streets this weekend as work continues on upgrading the wastewater system. The city council’s weekly bulletin warns there may be other repairs to localised wastewater pipeline sections...... Read More

Ultimatum over Tauranga Northern Link

Tauranga City Council is sending an ultimatum to the government over the stalled Tauranga Northern Link Highway - no highway, no special housing area at Smith’s Farm. “If we don’t get the Northern Link, we will just leave the housing...... Read More

Tauranga rubbish collection to change

Tauranga City Council is to take over residential kerbside rubbish collections and recycling services from 2021. The decision is supported in the Long Term Plan submissions process and aligns with council’s strategic goal of minimising the rubbish...... Read More

Airbnb rates in Tauranga investigated

  More than 1000 businesses renting out Tauranga rooms on Airbnb may be paying commercial rates in future. Tauranga City councillors are copying Auckland and are looking at rating properties, which rent out rooms over online platforms like Airbnb. Auckland’s...... Read More

Financial impact of Bella Vista unknown - Mayor

  City councillors are today expected to make their decisions on whether to proceed with the proposed new city centre library - the day after committing the council to an unbudgeted and unknown figure to buy out 21 Bella Vista Homes owners. Mayor...... Read More

Bella Vista: ’Small victory’ in long battle

Residents of the botched Bella Vista development have compared losing their homes to a funeral of a loved one. The Tauranga City Council has opted to buy the 21 condemned properties after signing off on shoddy work that left the buildings too dangerous...... Read More

Cameron Road first for intensification

Cameron road communities along the city’s spine from Greerton to the city centre may be the first to take part in the draft Tauranga Urban Strategy intended to intensify city living. City planning staff at the city Transformation Committee meeting...... Read More

Grants for waste minimisation projects

If you have an idea or project that reduces the amount of waste that gets sent to landfill, you could be eligible for a financial boost from Tauranga City Council this year. Grants of up to $20,000 are available from the contestable Resource Wise Community...... Read More

Bella Vista homeowners: ’We did not ask for this’

Victims of a botched housing development in Tauranga have told the city's council they want to be paid the full market value of their homes before defects were found. Tauranga City Council are today to decide what is next for the owners of 21 properties...... Read More

D-day for Bella Vista homeowners

The hopes, dreams and futures of every homeowner in the Bella Vista debacle is in the hands of Tauranga City Council elected members. Councillors will today decide what course of action they will take from a buyout, to remediation, to nothing at all. The...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should schools be able to fine parents for parking illegally?

Yes, schools should have the right to fine those putting children in danger.
No, it should be left for police to handle.