Environment

Public meeting turns testy

Tauranga City Mayor Tenby Powell is defending his decision to walk out of a public meeting in Papamoa this week. The Papamoa Residents & Ratepayers... Read More

Organic store springs back to life

  The closure of a popular Tauranga organic store left staff worried about their future until two men with a passion for organics stepped in to... Read More

Taking out the trash

The Government’s proposed $124 million investment in recycling is a “win for employment, climate and environment” says a local waste... Read More

Funky fungi find a home

One minute strange lights are creeping across the sky in a perfect line. Then strange living creatures start appearing in the backyard. Life has taken... Read More

Green space gobbles house

The Tauranga City Council is planning to remove a tidy, three-bedroom house in Pyes Pa to provide a second access to the park and playground behind it. The... Read More

Are we barking up the right tree?

All dogs classified as menacing to be neutered, and no more than two beehives in a residential zone. They’re just a couple of proposed changes... Read More

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze

Daffodils take Gael Blaymires on a magic carpet ride. “I see a daffodil and I can still sense, still smell the daffodils and jonquils and snowdrops... Read More

A pittance to pay for progress

The bus driver is venting in The Weekend Sun front office. To anyone who will listen really.   “Do they have any bloody idea?” He’s... Read More

Museum vote challenged

  A pro-museum interpretation of the 60/40 museum referendum result is being challenged by the council’s City Transformation Committee chairman... Read More