Bay of Plenty Regional Council is exploring alternative school bus options to help make the Tauranga Urban bus service more reliable.
A small group from Tauranga Creative Fibre have entered a National Creative Fibre Festival Competition, one of 13 teams nationally.
Bay Waka first met with Eleanor Bodger at the Tauranga Successful Aging Symposium hosted by SUPA NZ in October 2018.
I am honoured and humbled to be the new principal of Maungatapu school starting in 2019. I would...
In our Spring 2018 issue we wrote an article, “Turning Kids Lives Around Through Boxing”. “Bearing in mind, some...
Bay Waka investigation – Monday, 11 February 2019, 10:00 PM Cr Thompson refers to bus service as a...
One of the enduring features of discussions with property vendors is they want to talk about their RV, whereas my focus...
At the start of a new year many business owners dust off the business plan and rethink their priorities for the year. Whether you call it your new year’s resolution or setting a new plan for the year, it’s tempting to believe that a new year is like a blank page where anything becomes possible and all you need to do is write, say or think the magic words.
The Tauranga Mobile Library delivers library services to the City of Tauranga, 6 days a week.
This city now more than ever before, demands a Council comprising a strong diverse team of individuals, dedicated to improving the whole of the City, not just its centre. For me the answer lies with us – the constituents – we are the ones who vote the Councillors in.
Our dispute with Tauranga City Council and Bay of Plenty Regional Council with regard to their issuing of a Resource Consent to Transpower to erect super poles at either side of the Maungatapu bridge and sling 100,000 volt lines across the harbour at this location continues.
Many ratepayers received notice from Tauranga City Council four months ago that their properties had changed and were now considered more likely to suffer the consequences of a once in 100-year rainfall event. This set off a trail of diminished valuations, insurance policy exclusions and concern.
Over the next few months I will write articles that are designed to give people of Tauranga background information about the collusion at the core of the highly questionable treaty deal with a group of very small iwi from Hauraki known as the Hauraki Collective.
In 1994, State Owned Enterprise Transpower became owner of the national grid, which connects power generating stations to local power companies throughout NZ. Transpower wanted to upgrade its existing high-voltage line which went through Maungatapu, across Tauranga harbour on a large pylon in the middle of the estuary, and on to the Matapihi sub-station to supply power to the Mount and Papamoa.
Every aircraft engine is only permitted to fly for a given number of hours before it must be totally overhauled, remanufactured or replaced with a new one. This regulation is referred to as TBO or ‘Total Before Overhaul’. Island Air’s pride and joy is a six-seater Cessna U-206 G (ZKWWH) and its Continental engine was coming to the end of its TBO in 2018.