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

Cyclists claim Grenada Street

Unlike its dreamy, balmy Caribbean namesake, Grenada Street in Arataki is a bristling corner of suburbia right now. It’s about a couple of separated... 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

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

Help the change - keep the change

  A poster has been designed for display in Greerton shop windows to encourage people not to give money to street beggars. Greerton Village retailer... Read More

Icon or eyesore on Cliff Road

“Ridiculous projections.” Ted Petrie fires it out. He doesn’t hold back. And he produces a well-notated Heart of the City document on... Read More

Quick facts for the by-elections

This by-election covers the extraordinary vacancy for one Tauranga City councillor elected at-large. The vacancy has arisen from the recent death of Councillor... Read More

Young people push for museum

If you’ve ever seen the colossal squid at Te Papa Museum in Wellington, you’ll know it’s not something you forget in a hurry, says Mount... Read More

A different view of the park

Imagine a transport hub, information centre and accommodation provider all in one location in downtown Mount Maunganui. That’s the vision local... Read More

Calling all Papamoa residents

Do you live or own property in Papamoa? Then the Papamoa Residents and Ratepayers Association wants you. The group – previously the Papamoa Progressive... Read More

Maori electoral option in mail

Information packs went out to 477,000 Maori voters this week as the 2018 Maori Electoral Option gets underway. The option runs from April 3-August 2 and... Read More