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Summerset plans $150 million village in first Tauranga foray
Summerset plans $150 million village in first Tauranga foray
Summerset Group expects to spend more than $150 million on its first retirement village in Tauranga after buying a plot of land in Papamoa Beach for an undisclosed sum.  The company wants to build a 280-unit village on the site, offering two- and three-bedroom villas and serviced apartments, a...
$19m in building consents issued for multi-units and apartments
$19m in building consents issued for multi-units and apartments
Nearly half of the $46.6 million in building consents issued for new builds in Tauranga last month were for multi-unit developments and apartments.  Priority One's latest building consent report for September showed $46.6m was issued for 75 new builds, which included $19.1 million for six...
Season's first cruise ship arrives in Tauranga
Season's first cruise ship arrives in Tauranga
The first cruise ship of what is expected to be a "record-breaking" season has arrived in Tauranga.  Majestic Princess, Princess Cruises' $700-million flagship vessel, arrived in port early this morning on the ship's maiden voyage to...
First phase of $150 million Tauranga Crossing mall opens
First phase of $150 million Tauranga Crossing mall opens
Tauranga Crossing mall retailers cheered as they opened their doors for their first customers this morning.  The opening was phase one of the $150 million enclosed mall being built in the Tauriko shopping centre, which also has an open-air retail hub and a big box lifestyle centre with a...
Intensive housing development planned for Papamoa East
Intensive housing development planned for Papamoa East
A controversial development in Pāpāmoa East has passed a crucial council hurdle despite strong opposition from neighbours.  A Tauranga City Council committee has unanimously agreed to move forward with a Special Housing Area that would enable 77 leasehold units to be built on 2.42ha at 4...
Cruise ship season expected to pump $91m into local economy
Cruise ship season expected to pump $91m into local economy
The first passengers of a "record-breaking" cruise ship season will arrive in Tauranga this week.  The passengers on board the Majestic Princess's maiden voyage to Tauranga on October 5 are among more than 200,000 passengers expected to visit during the 2018-2019...
Bay real estate companies win big
Bay real estate companies win big
Five Bay of Plenty real estate companies have been recognised in this year's Real Estate Institute of New Zealand Awards for Excellence.  Bayleys Success Realty in Mount Maunganui won the Small Residential Office of the year and the Medium Rural Office of the year award for its Tauranga...
Tauranga water project receives award
Tauranga water project receives award
Tauranga City Council’s Access to Water project at Tauranga waterfront received the Judges’ Choice Award last night at the inaugural Bay of Plenty Property People Awards.  The awards celebrate people in property, recognising excellence in leadership and innovation in the Bay of...
New $7m medical hub in Pāpāmoa
New $7m medical hub in Pāpāmoa
A new $7 million medical hub is under construction in Pāpāmoa.  The new 1200sq m commercial build will include a large medical centre which developer Daryl Scott hoped to one day make a 24-hour service.  Scott said the total project would cost about $7m and was expected to be completed...
Merit celebrated at BOP Property People Awards
Merit celebrated at BOP Property People Awards
Property Council’s first ever Property People Awards in the Bay of Plenty were announced at a vibrant event, held at Mills Reef Winery on Thursday September 20.  The Awards, which recognised seven category winners, celebrated the unique individuals who have shown excellence, leadership,...
Old building becomes Incubator's Jam Factory
Old building becomes Incubator's Jam Factory
The Incubator Creative Hub have been eyeing up a misplaced building at the village for four years.  Otumoetai Primary School's old music room, which is more than 100 years old, has been sitting unused at the Historic Village while the hub has worked towards making it...
Tauranga photographers finalists in NZ Geographic awards
Tauranga photographers finalists in NZ Geographic awards
Alan Gibson's image of a horse and woman illuminated by spotlight late at night was an image 25 years in the making.  Gibson is one of two Tauranga photographers this week named as finalists in the prestigious New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year 2018 awards. The NZME...
Bay Conservation Alliance launches in Tauranga
Bay Conservation Alliance launches in Tauranga
The Bay Conservation Alliance formally launched in Tauranga last night.  Chief executive Michelle Elborn said the organisation was set up to support community-led environmental restoration and nature conservation...
Māori berry company Miro could rival kiwifruit's Zespri
Māori berry company Miro could rival kiwifruit's Zespri
A Māori-owned and operated berry company based in Tauranga believes it could be as successful as Zespri - and experts say the berry export industry has the potential to rival kiwifruit.  Miro plans to become an export success story by putting tunnel houses on 500ha of underutilised...
AIMS Games end on high note
AIMS Games end on high note
The sun shone for six straight days as close to 11,000 young athletes took to the field, the court, the track, the pool and just about every other sporting arena imaginable.  The 15th Anchor AIMS Games – a week in which old records were broken and new friendships were forged – are...
Tauranga property market looking to flourish in spring
Tauranga property market looking to flourish in spring
Tauranga real estate experts say sale volumes are expected to pick up over spring, with buyers eyeing up "fresh" new properties to the market.  Real Estate Institute of New Zealand's latest data showed Tauranga sale volumes dropped 11.1 per cent to 240 in August 2018 from 270 in...
One Love 2019 announced final line-up, plus camping experience
One Love 2019 announced final line-up, plus camping experience
A new campground facility and final line-up have been announced for One Love 2019.  The Tauranga reggae, roots, soul and RnB music festival has released its final line up today, as well as news of the off-site...
Festival of Architecture in Tauranga
Festival of Architecture in Tauranga
Have you ever watched a movie in a Tauranga laneway, worn a virtual reality headset to bring drawings to life or designed a city using lego?  If not, these are some of the experiences on offer at this year's Festival of Architecture where a range of events are running until September...
Frocks on Bikes' vintage ride
Frocks on Bikes' vintage ride
If you spot a gathering of ladies dressed in the vintage era cycling around the streets of Tauranga tomorrow, no, you haven't travelled back in time.  You have encountered Frocks on Bikes Tauranga - celebrating 125 years since women gained the...
Te Puke students impress Google's head of education
Te Puke students impress Google's head of education
Te Puke High School students have impressed Google's Australia and New Zealand head of education Suan Yeo with how they use drones and virtual reality in the classroom.  Yeo flew across the ditch last week to see firsthand how Te Puke High School integrates technology into its...
Avocado conference shows industry growth
Avocado conference shows industry growth
It is a tribute to the growth across the avocado industry and across horticulture that we had the honour of our Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern attending and opening our New Zealand Avocado International Industry Conference last...
Marty Grenfell takes up Tauranga City Council's top job
Marty Grenfell takes up Tauranga City Council's top job
His name's not on his office door yet, but former police officer Marty Grenfell has stepped into his new job as chief executive of the Tauranga City Council.  The Whakatāne District Council, which Grenfell has led for the past seven years, formally handed him over to Tauranga in a...
Dame Val to open AIMS Games
Dame Val to open AIMS Games
Tauranga Intermediate cross-country runner Renee Carey has her eye on setting a record - and given her recent results it's a goal that's within her reach.  The 11-year-old is one of 10,800 young athletes representing 326 schools next week at the 15th Anchor Aims Games, New...
Prime Minister to visit Tauranga this week
Prime Minister to visit Tauranga this week
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will make her first official visit to Tauranga as Prime Minister on Wednesday.  Her office confirmed that, while she has visited other Bay of Plenty centres since taking office, this will be her first time in Tauranga since the election campaign last...
Thousands visit new CBD container village
Thousands visit new CBD container village
Organisers estimate more than 2000 people visited new CBD retail and eatery destination Our Place for its official opening day.  The ribbon was cut to open the Willow St container village on the site of the demolished civic administration building on Saturday...
Increase in car registrations in Tauranga - a sign of strong economy
Increase in car registrations in Tauranga - a sign of strong economy
There are more personal and commercial vehicles on Tauranga roads than ever before - and city leaders say this is a reflection of Tauranga's growing economy and population.  According to the latest Infometrics Quarterly Economic Monitor Report, provided by Priority One, Tauranga's...
Can kiwifruit ease exercise-induced stress?
Can kiwifruit ease exercise-induced stress?
Kiwifruit may help combat a female stress response to exercise that's linked to menstrual dysfunction, infertility and osteoporosis later in life.  Scientists have begun investigating whether the vitamin C-rich food might ease exercise-induced stress in women, and were seeking participants...
Groups in line for $6.8m funding boost
Groups in line for $6.8m funding boost
A "record" $6.8 million worth of funding will be available to Western Bay of Plenty community organisations next year.  BayTrust chairman Kenneth Brown said they were able to increase their funding for 2019 to a record $6.8m because of their strong balance...
Tauranga new pop-up container village to open
Tauranga new pop-up container village to open
Tauranga's new pop-up container village will officially open next weekend.  Our Place on Willow St, created by Little Big Events, will open with a free event on August 25.  From 10am there will be free face painting, a photo booth, live music and workshops, as well as a cinema...
Small houses 'outperforming' larger ones in Bay of Plenty offer chance to upgrade
Small houses 'outperforming' larger ones in Bay of Plenty offer chance to upgrade
Smaller home values have "outperformed" larger home values in Tauranga and the Western Bay over the past five years, with first-home buyers among those creating...
Council receives money from Government to help manage freedom camping
Council receives money from Government to help manage freedom camping
The Western Bay of Plenty District Council has been granted $340,000 to help manage freedom camping this summer.  The council applied to the Government for additional funding through the Tourism Facilities Development Grants Fund to manage and improve facilities and monitoring for the...
Almost $500k NZ Community Trust grants awarded in BoP region in July
Almost $500k NZ Community Trust grants awarded in BoP region in July
New Zealand Community Trust awarded almost $500,000 of grants in the Bay of Plenty region in July.  AIMS Games Trust - $102,450 - Towards field set-up and pack-down costs for rugby sevens and football, marquee and equipment hire, media liaison services, salary of finance manager and St John...
New record for commercial builds
New record for commercial builds
Tauranga's building boom could see another record smashed with the value of building projects consented in the city 11 per cent higher than this time last year.  Priority One's latest monthly building consents report showed $547.45 million worth of building consents had been issued in...
Bold vision for prime Tauranga waterfront
Bold vision for prime Tauranga waterfront
The potential to transform Dive Cres has been revealed in an architect's vision for the northern end of Tauranga's downtown waterfront.  Called Taumata Kahawai, it was described by the council's city transformation chairman Larry Baldock as a blue-sky...
New multimillion-dollar townhouse development at Owens Place
New multimillion-dollar townhouse development at Owens Place
A multimillion-dollar townhouse development is taking shape in a commercial area at Owens Place in Mount Maunganui.  Two separate building consents valued at $12 million each were issued to Bayfair Developments for 72 townhouses built in seven blocks across 17-23 Owens Place in November...
Proposed special housing development in Pāpāmoa, homes starting at $200,000
Proposed special housing development in Pāpāmoa, homes starting at $200,000
Nearly 80 new affordable homes costing as little as $200,000 could be built in Pāpāmoa if a proposed special housing development goes ahead.  Developer Bluehaven Holdings has asked Tauranga City Council to make a vacant suburban residential site at 4 Emerald Shores Dr a special housing...
Employers warn of crisis in struggle to find New Zealand workers
Employers warn of crisis in struggle to find New Zealand workers
Employers warn of a looming crisis if New Zealanders continue to turn their nose up at available work.  And those struggling to fill vacancies are calling on the Government to help.  Representatives from the trucking, kiwifruit and aged care industries each warn that a crisis is coming if...
Wharf St embarking to become Tauranga's Eat Street
Wharf St embarking to become Tauranga's Eat Street
A vital step has been taken in the project to transform Wharf St into a pedestrian-friendly ''eat street'' by Christmas next year.  Tauranga City Council's city transformation committee unanimously agreed to spend $190,000 preparing a detailed design for Wharf...
Tauranga foreshore walkway another step closer
Tauranga foreshore walkway another step closer
The on-again off-again project to build a walkway linking Memorial Park with Tauranga's city centre is a step closer to reality.  An engineering report on the feasibility of building the 900 metre walkway and cycleway was considered by the council's city transformation committee...
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