Council

Candidates slam councillor

It’s a simple, procedural, postal by-election to fill a vacancy at Tauranga City Council, but three weeks out from the close of voting, there has... Read More

Bottle bins create wrong effect

It looks heartening, but can also be an eyesore and a menace. The recycling bins stationed around town are often chock-a-block with bottles, and bottles... Read More

About-turn on housing policy

Leaving developers to inform council policy on housing outcomes for Tauranga has been slammed in a housing report presented to councillors. The Tauranga... Read More

Tauranga's MP rises to the top

Nearly 10 years ago he was ranked 51st on the National Party list and preparing to take on Winston Peters in Tauranga. Now, Simon Bridges is the 12th... Read More

Edit fails to cut it

  City councillor Larry Baldock has failed in an effort to edit council minutes to remove allegations of Chinese organ harvesting. Larry had hoped... Read More

Talking with Tinetti

Tauranga Labour list MP Jan Tinetti has revealed a deeply personal tragedy while talking in support of her leader and Prime Minister. The MP had been... Read More

Local oil spill exercise

Regional council staff have been dealing with an oil spill exercise at Butters Wharf near the aerodrome bridge this week. Called Operation Basil Brush... Read More

Simon: ‘Leadership is my Plan

It’s been a big week in politics, with National Party MPs putting their hands up to take over the reins from Bill English, who has resigned and... Read More

Considering the TECT cheque

An end could be in sight for the TECT cheque for local Trustpower customers, and opinion in the community is divided over the issue. TECT trustees recently... Read More

CCTV boost to monitor waterfront

  Tauranga City Council is looking to beef up CCTV coverage around the pier and tidal stairs on the city’s waterfront after ongoing issues with... Read More

Congratulations Jacinda and Clarke

As a mum of three healthy kids, I count my blessings every day. I was stoked to hear that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford... Read More

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... 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... 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... 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... Read More