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  • Tauranga gets free city parking
    Tauranga gets free city parking

    Tauranga City Council offered free parking in the city centre when the country moved to alert level 4 on March 26. The suspended fees were in place until June 10th when the Country moved into Level 1. Now, the Council has decided to 'trial' the free parking for a longer period of time. Starting now, parking in the city centre will become free for the public with one change. 

  • Big Buddy launches in Tauranga, providing support for boys without fathers in their lives
    Big Buddy launches in Tauranga, providing support for boys without fathers in their lives

    Currently, there are approximately 893 Fatherless Boys in the Waikato
    Region and around 48,669 Boys aged 7-14 living in solo parent families around
    New Zealand. Big Buddy, a New Zealand organisation, works to tackle that issue and provide father figures for the young boys of NZ.

    In a recent Media Release, Big Buddy announced its launch in Tauranga,
    extending the much-needed service beyond Auckland, Waikato, and
    Wellington.  Big Buddy provides support
    for boys who don’t have fathers in their lives, matching them with a volunteer
    Big Buddy who, quite simply, shows up, spends time and comes back - providing a
    consistent source of support and friendship that often...

  • Work Underway on Wai Reserve
  • Greerton Traffic Solution Sought
  • New Water Treatment Plant a Step Closer
  • Council agrees to establish a Māori ward for Tauranga
    Council agrees to establish a Māori ward for Tauranga

    There were tears, many hugs and even a moving haka in the council chambers as The Tauranga City Council agreed to establish a Māori ward for the 2022 local government elections. The Council soon after released a media advisory (read below) giving further detail about the decision. 

    The resolution, made today after consultation with iwi and hapū, ensures a voice for local Māori in the Council chamber when important decisions are made about the city’s future.

    It will also help the council meet its obligations under the Local Government Act, which requires councils to improve Māori participation in decision-making, and under...

  • Early Milestone for New Farmers Site
  • Baywave Repair Bill Tipped to Top $4million
  • Rubbish progress
  • Death at Katikati College