Traffic woes spark new driving options

Park and drive options for Tauranga are entering public discussion as increasing congestion and a close out of alternatives puts pressure on transport planners. Baypark as a park and drive option emerged from the discussion last week about ongoing issues... Read More

Tauranga’s water restrictions lifted

Water restrictions in Tauranga have been lifted with immediate effect. With rain across the city during the last few days, and more predicted, restrictions are no longer needed to manage water demand, says Tauranga City Council city waters manager Steve... Read More

Workshop to discuss development options

A workshop being hosted tomorrow is aiming to assist Tauranga elected members to hear community feedback around two new urban growth areas which are currently in the works. The new areas include Te Tumu in Papamoa East which could provide approximately... Read More

Opotiki recovers as rain eases

As rain eases over night, river levels fall, and flood waters go down, residents in the eastern Bay are beginning clean-up operations The rainfall event saw more than 300mm of rain accumulate in some areas in just 48 hours. In the Opotiki town centre,... Read More

$12m cycle plan for consultation

A cycle plan recommending $12 million be spent on building new cycle ways over the next three years is expected has been recommended for inclusion in the Long Term Plan. The cycle plan is a Tauranga City Council response to numbers that show while Tauranga... Read More

Brown drinking water in Hauraki district

While there is no quick fix for the brown-tinted drinking water periodically on tap in the Hauraki Plains, the Hauraki District Council is investigating a possible long-term solution.  Caused by high levels of manganese, the discoloured water looks... Read More

BOPRC monitoring lake/river levels

With heavy rain warnings and rising rivers, Bay of Plenty Regional Council is keeping a close eye on lake and river levels and planning for more to come overnight and on Tuesday. Most rivers have reached their first warning levels and indications are... Read More

Seeking feedback on marine facility

Tauranga City Council is seeking feedback on its proposal to long-term lease land at Northern Sulphur Point to enable the University of Waikato to establish a purpose-built Marine Research and Educational Facility. The vision is to create an interdisciplinary... Read More

Trial van service could become permanent

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council Public Transport Committee has recommended to council that the Waihi Beach trial van service be made permanent following engagement with the community and stakeholders. The 11-seater van trial first started in... Read More

Free on-board Wi-Fi proves popular

More than 5000 passengers have utilised the free Wi-Fi service being provided by Bay of Plenty Regional Council on buses in Rotorua and Tauranga in the last two months. Six buses in each city have been part of a three-month trial, which finishes at the... Read More



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