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Airport upgrade in response to city growth
Airport upgrade in response to city growth
Tauranga Airport will receive a $4.5 million upgrade to make space for the increasing number of passersby flying in and out.  Tauranga City Councillors yesterday voted unanimously to bring forward a project to upgrade the airport in response to the city's growth but said the changes would...
Council set to wipe $24m off debt forecast
Council set to wipe $24m off debt forecast
Tauranga City Council is expected to wipe more than $24 million off its debt forecast this year and hopes to end 2015 about $330 million in the red.  New figures show in the last five years it had slashed its debt by $65m while rates revenue had jumped $24m. But local ratepayer groups said...
Waterfront design gets green light
Waterfront design gets green light
Tauranga City Council has agreed to press ahead with the detailed design phase of the $3.2 million project to build steps down to the water's edge in front of the downtown waterfront playground and Hairy Maclary statues.  The access-to-water project also included the construction of a pier...
QV report reveals fastest rising Bay suburbs
QV report reveals fastest rising Bay suburbs
Five Western Bay suburbs have increased in value by more than 15 per cent in the past year, according to new figures.  Figures released by QV and Corelogic yesterday showed Tauranga South rose 15.9 per cent in the year to September. Parkvale was up 15.7 per cent, Bellevue increased by 15.3 per...
Instagram names Mount as second most snapped
Instagram names Mount as second most snapped
Instagram has named Mount Maunganui the second most popular tourist attraction in New Zealand after Waiheke Island.  Instagram, an online photo-sharing service, ranked the top 10 attractions by the number of photographs loaded to its app geotagged to specific...
Fifth Coastal Economic Symposium in Tauranga
Fifth Coastal Economic Symposium in Tauranga
The University of Waikato is hosting the fifth Coastal Economic Symposium in Tauranga in February.  Treasuring the Bay, Whakamana te taonga o te Moana a Toi, has become a firm annual fixture on the University of Waikato's summer calendar in the Bay of...
$8.4 million for wool research partnership
$8.4 million for wool research partnership
The Government will invest $8.4 million over seven years in a research partnership that could transform New Zealand’s wool industry, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy announced today.  The Wool Industry Research Ltd (WIRL) partnership...
2015 PM's scholarships for Asia announced
2015 PM's scholarships for Asia announced
The 2015 Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia have been awarded to 152 students from across New Zealand.  “These scholarships are a special opportunity for young New Zealanders to study, conduct research, or take up internships in countries that are hugely important to New...
Customer focus supports China tourism growth
Customer focus supports China tourism growth
Research released today focusing on Chinese visitors’ preferences will support further strong growth in the tourism sector, Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says.  The China Visitor Insight report presents key findings into the needs of Chinese travellers to New Zealand and will...
Expansion of eVisas modernising travel to NZ
Expansion of eVisas modernising travel to NZ
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes the widespread roll-out of eVisas as a major milestone in modernising travel to New Zealand.  “The expansion of eVisas for online applicants will make the visa application process faster, cheaper and easier,” Mr Woodhouse...
Microsoft deal opens up new world of learning in our schools
Microsoft deal opens up new world of learning in our schools
A new agreement with Microsoft will reduce IT complexity for schools and enhance access to the online world for students, enabling them to learn anywhere, any time and on any device, says Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye.  Ms Kaye announced the new agreement between the Ministry of...
Interactive art market to hit Tauranga
Interactive art market to hit Tauranga
Artists, potters, sculptors and artistic photographers will bring a vibrant and interactive market to Tauranga this Sunday, 13 December.  The Left Bank art market will be held at Masonic Park on the Strand, to give recognition to local...
Cafe win thanks to 'hands-on' approach
Cafe win thanks to 'hands-on' approach
Tauranga's Elizabeth Cafe and Larder won the title of best metro/CBD cafe at the New Zealand Cafe of the Year awards.  Owners Andrew Targett and Annmarie Cambie said the win was the "icing on the cake" of their three-year cafe journey.  "It was awesome. I had...
NBR Extensive Profile of Tauranga
NBR Extensive Profile of Tauranga
Priority One has been working with the National Business Review, which has put together a series of articles on Tauranga.  They appear in the issue dated 29 May, which features 17 pages on various aspects relating to economic development and growth in Tauranga.  Click Read More to...
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