Calicivirus to kill rabbits in the Bay

As part of a nationwide initiative to combat wild rabbits, the Bay of Plenty Regional Council will start the release of a new strain of the calicivirus disease RHDV1 K5 next week. Bay of Plenty Regional Council biosecurity manager Greg Corbett says the... Read More

Questions about SH29A’s new chip seal

Diamond Head residents are preparing to join forces to complain about the noisy new chip seal on SH29A. Diamond Head is a cul de sac on the spur between Poike and Welcome Bay overlooking the highway. Since the new chip seal was laid last week road noise... Read More

A plea on behalf of the little blues

Nature is conspiring against the little blue penguin like it hasn't done in many years. The birds are dying en masse and local wildlife workers have been left feeling stressed, demoralised and saddened. “A combination of events has led to... Read More

Heartfelt submissions for transport plan

Personal and heartfelt stories were amongst more than 150 submissions verbally delivered to a hearing panel in Tauranga this week in relation to the draft Regional Land Transport Plan. The draft Plan outlines an initial prioritised list of 35 transport... 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

MP: Govt decision on oil/gas ‘sensible’

Tauranga Labour Party list MP Angie Warren-Clark has praised her government's ending of new offshore oil and gas exploration in New Zealand as choosing a ‘sensible path'. The announcement, made to today, doesn't affect existing... Read More

Cold snap highlights safety concerns

The forecast snap of cold weather will cause further rescues on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing if visitors don't prepare or plan their hiking trips, says police.  In the last two weeks, Police and LandSAR in the Central North Island have rescued... Read More

Delays on Southern Pipeline project

Ongoing challenges of drilling deep under the harbour have pushed out the expected completion date for the Southern Pipeline Harbour Crossing project. While over two thirds of the under-harbour reaming work has been finished, an issue with a small... Read More

High winds cause damage overnight

Strong winds caused further damage to Powerco's network overnight with about 8200 customers without power this morning. More than half those are at Tairua where a fault on the feeder line to the town's substation has left 4600 without supply.... Read More

Major repairs to cause road closures

Repairs to a major underslip on Galatea Road, 3.6km north of the Matahina Dam, will see the closure of the road until at least Tuesday April 24. The work is also expected to involve delays for motorists for the duration of the project. Works began on... 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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