Concern about chemical weed killer

A Katikati resident has expressed concern about the use of the chemical glyphosate to rid the Yeoman Walkway of weeds, given its close proximity to the Uretara Stream. Anton van Rotterdam, a regular user of the walkway, was dismayed last month to see... Read More

Call for bypass to stand alone

Katikati Community Board chair Jenny Hobbs says the community doesn't want the Katikati bypass to get “tangled up” in a debate about roading needs for the wider region. Her comments follow a petition launched by Bay of Plenty MP Todd... Read More

Bayfair to Baypark work continues

Preliminary works on the $120m Bayfair to Baypark project will continue mostly at night next week, with traffic delays expected from Sunday evening (January 21). Contractors are scheduled to remove large trees opposite 759 Maunganui Road which are currently... Read More

Recycling centre proposed

Different ways of getting rid of waste will be explored by Western Bay of Plenty District Council, including establishing a recycling centre in Omokoroa. Council adopted its Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2017 earlier this month, which puts... Read More

Catching up with Clayton

New Zealand First Tauranga-based list MP Clayton Mitchell is looking forward to being part of the government in his second parliamentary term. Despite New Zealand First receiving a lower party vote in 2017, and losing three seats in the process, Clayton... Read More

Temporary satellite i-SITE open

Tourism Bay of Plenty has launched a satellite i-SITE in Mount Maunganui to help direct the flow of visitors over the summer period. The satellite i-SITE is prominently located in central Mount Maunganui, and is predicted to draw in a lot of foot traffic... Read More

Simon reflects on a busy year

Tauranga MP Simon Bridges is back home for the summer, and has a little more time on his hands now he's in opposition for the first time. The former cabinet minister now has to get used to three years of challenging government, rather than being... Read More

Labour sets up shop in Greerton

The Labour Party is establishing a permanent and very visible presence in their Tauranga heartland. The party, which now boasts four MPs across the Bay of Plenty region, is opening an office beside Countdown on Cameron Road on the fringe of the Greerton... Read More

At home with Todd Muller

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller is enjoying being back in parliament, and is looking forward to tackling some key issues next year. The second-term MP chatted to The Weekend Sun at his Pyes Pa home this week, reflecting on a busy election year.   “It... Read More

Wildlife Trust tightens noose

The drive to rid Mount Maunganui and Mauao of pests such as rats, stoats, ferrets, weasels and possums, is being ramped up. The Western Bay Wildlife Trust is taking its campaign onto the streets by inviting all residents and business owners to a meeting... Read More