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  • Board decide against permitting sport rock climbing on Mauao
    Board decide against permitting sport rock climbing on Mauao

    Ngā Poutiriao ō Mauao, Mauao’s Joint Administration Board,
    has decided not to approve the use of sport rock climbing routes on Mauao in a recent Media Release. Read the full verdict below.

    Full Media Release:

    The decision, made at the Board's 22 July meeting, comes in
    response to an application by the rock-climbing community to be granted
    permission to climb on specified routes on the maunga.

    The Board’s decision was made in line with the Mauao
    Historic Resource Management Plan, which outlines that the Board include
    consideration of the effects on a rare fern, wāhi tapu sites and public safety.

    The Board held overall concerns about the health and...

  • Omokoroa's new 'fantastical' playground announced
    Omokoroa's new 'fantastical' playground announced

    The Western Bay Of Plenty District Council has announced exciting new plans for a $1.04 million playground to be developed and replace the current playground on the Domain foreshore. 

    The new playground will begin development in March 2021 and will be finished early June 2021. It will feature swings, trampolines, tunnels, climbing structures and a hamster wheel. The district council had been in talks for 18-months with tangata whenua, representatives of the elderly, health and disability communities, local businesses and the five local schools within Pirirākau’s rohe – Omokoroa No 1, Omokoroa Point, Pahoia, Whakamarama and Te Puna. The schools’ involvement...