Signs highlight gateway to White Island

Visitors travelling into Whakatane along Landing Road will now have no doubt they're in the right place to begin their White Island/Whakaari experience.  Whakatāne District Council has installed the first in a series of NZ Transport Agency... Read More

Chamber opposed to TCC rates proposal

The Tauranga Chamber of Commerce has slammed Tauranga City Council over its proposed changes to the rating system, accusing the council of potentially breaching its own policies. Chamber CEO Stan Gregec says a one-month window for the community to express... Read More

Takeover on the cards for Comvita

Bay of Plenty honey company Comvita is being eyed up by a third party interested in acquiring ‘all or substantially all' of the company's shares, the board announced today. The news comes after the latest estimates on the value of its... Read More

Zespri boss to jump out of comfort zone

One of Zespri's high flyers will start his working week next week in an intrepid way.  Chief supply chain officer Blair Hamill will be jumping out of a plane, and right out of his comfort zone – he confesses to not really liking heights.  It... Read More

Bella Vista Homes director speaks out

One minute's drive from a fenced-off construction site filled with empty homes, the developer responsible sits in a million dollar mansion with his back to hilltop views. The luxury property is a far cry from the cramped Chinese... Read More

Living wage employers scarce in Tauranga

There is a real danger that Tauranga will fall behind and become known for its low wages if employers don't join the growing movement to pay their staff a living wage, says the E Tu union. The 2018 New Zealand Living Wage rate increased to $20.55... Read More

Dealing with the ‘pop up’ beggars

They arrive in Greerton early in the mornings, change into their shabby begging clothes and sit down around town with their hands out. Tommy Wilson called them ‘pop-up beggars' other's call them gangsters and feral beggars. They're... Read More

Wind gusts break ship’s lines

Winds gusting across the Port of Tauranga Sulphur Point container terminal last night snapped mooring lines on the container ship Carsten Maersk, which was alongside the wharf. The winds gusting at more than 110km/h blew the aft end of the fully laden... Read More

Less war stories, more solutions

A public meeting to discuss the issue of beggars in Greerton is being hosted this afternoon. The meeting has been arranged by Te Tuinga Whanau CEO, Tommy Wilson. “We need to find a community solution,” he says. “We need to get... Read More

Commercial consents boost figures

Building consents for the Bayfair retail expansion at $6.0m and $6.8m, and two $8 million consents for retail developments at Tauranga Crossing have boosted commercial building consent issued by Tauranga City Council in March to $38.7 million. The amount... Read More

Opinion Poll

What facilities do you think Tauranga needs?

A large performing arts centre/conference hub
A 50m swimming pool
An outdoor sports and events stadium
A museum
None of the above
All of the above

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