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25/08/2016 12:00 a.m.
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Books of condolence have been made available at Council offices and libraries in Katikati, Tauranga and Te Puke following the Christchurch terror attacks last Friday.
The Local Government Commission is calling for alternative applications to that received from Western Bay of Plenty District Council in November last year seeking to alter the boundary between Tauranga City and Western Bay at Tauriko West.
Council has adopted its draft 2019/2020 (1 July 2019 – 30 June 2020) Annual Plan and will be holding events district-wide from 23 March to 13 April to gain people’s views on the main issues.
Te Puna’s pest-free programme got off to a flying start on Saturday, 2 March, with more than 100 people attending and all 78 traps given out – with a wait list for more.
The Te Puke swimming pool will re-open on Thursday following installation of a new pump.
Council has asked the Te Puke Community Board to comment on the review of the proposed changes to the Te Puke Main Street project.
Council has put the new KiwiCamp facility at Waihi Beach on hold until next summer. Discussion on possible location options in Waihi Beach will be part of a future community engagement process later this year.
Council have captured a pack of roaming dogs that has allegedly been responsible for several attacks on chickens and ducks in Te Puna over recent weeks.
Western Bay of Plenty District Council has made recommendations relating to the future development of the Te Puna Village commercial area.
Council is appealing for information from the public to help to identify a pack of dogs that is repeatedly attacking animals in the Snodgrass Road area of Te Puna. In the last 12 months animal officers have responded to 21 incidents related to roaming dogs.
Council's utility staff are doing a pre-storm checking procedure that involves checking culverts, catch pits, stormwater ponds and overland flow paths to ensure they are not blocked.
Te Puna is launching a rodent attack next month to start the ambitious goal of a pest-free Te Puna.
Fire and Emergency New Zealand has declared a prohibited fire season for the Bay of Plenty Region from 12 February until revoked or amended.
Council has put on hold a review of speed limits on local roads, pending direction from NZTA on its SH2 speed limit review.
A hearing will be held on 20 February on the Council’s representation arrangements for the 2019 triennial election.
Having completed a year-long local government mayoral leadership programme, Cale Borell is even more determined to one day become a force within New Zealand politics.
Ford Road near Maketu will be closing next month as part of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s $16 million project to restore freshwater in to the Maketu Estuary (Te Awa o Ngātoroirangi).
The new Te Puna Memorial Hall site was blessed this week in preparation for the build later this year.
Part of Panepane Wharf on Matakana Island has been removed from use due to the failure of two piles causing a section of the wharf to slump.
The 14 extra public car parks, including parks for the disabled, are on Commerce Street, directly east of the Heritage Walkway.