Disability trust grills candidates

A local trust is calling on the disabled community in Tauranga to make their voices heard at an upcoming mayoral candidate forum. Western Bay of Plenty... Read More

Car, disease or voting system?

“STV? – standard traditional values, perhaps?” “STV - feel like I should know, but I don’t.” Tauranga local body... Read More

Meet the candidates in Katikati Sunday afternoon

Katikati and Waihi Beach residents have an opportunity to meet candidates standing for the Western Bay of Plenty District Council at the upcoming local... Read More

What‘s on - moas, running and Scottish fiddle

Kia ora and welcome to Sunday.   Expect the rain to clear this morning, although a shower or two are still possible. There will be light northwesterlies... Read More

No Mayor nominated yet for Western Bay

No nominations have been received yet for the position of Mayor for the Western Bay of Plenty District Council. On Friday August 9, the list of nominations... Read More

Dame Susan Devoy withdraws from mayoralty race

Dame Susan Devoy regrets having to withdraw from the Tauranga Mayoralty race due to personal circumstances. A genuine and unforeseen family situation... Read More

Council discuss pressing pause on projects

Putting a pause on some projects in Tauranga was heavily discussed during Annual Plan deliberation meetings that took place this week. Councillor Steve... Read More

Tauranga hosts NZ film conference

The base of Mauao has been a busy hub of film professionals this week, as the Regional Film Offices of NZ – RFONZ – met for their annual... Read More

A different view of Coronation Park

Imagine a transport hub, information centre and accommodation provider all in one location in downtown Mount Maunganui. That’s the vision local... Read More

The America’s Cup is coming home

  Hundreds, if not thousands, of people crawled out of the warmth of their beds to show their support for Tauranga’s own Peter Burling, as he... Read More

Gold and silver for dragon boat crew

The Bay of Plenty dragon boat club are among the local winners of the recently-concluded World Masters Games. Their two teams – an over 50s women’s... Read More

Ron Spratt wins by-election in landslide

The results are now in and Ron Spratt has been elected as the new member for the Te Puke Community Board. Ron received 1098 votes while his sole opponent,... Read More

Six candidates for Mauao by-election

Six people have been nominated for Te Awanui Black’s former Mauao Maori Constituency seat on the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. The nominees are... Read More

WBOP to change how it does things

Using Katikati’s new library as an example, Western Bay of Plenty District Council mayor-elect Garry Webber says the council is going to change... Read More

Young gun bows out

Tauranga’s youngest councillor is stepping down after an unsuccessful re-election campaign. Matt Cowley was elected to his first term in 2013 at... Read More