As water usage has been extreme and the forecast is hot and dry, a sprinkler ban has now been put in place for our city.
From today, the use of all sprinklers and irrigation systems is banned until further notice.
You can still water your garden, by hand, between 5 and 8AM and 7 and 10PM.
For more information and tips on conserving water visit tauranga.govt.nz/savingwater
Let’s make every drop count.
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite summer holiday spots in NZ. Is there somewhere you keep returning to year after year and, if so, what are the main attractions? What makes it such a stand-out spot? Any tips you may be able to offer on the best things to see and do there - as well as the best places to grab a drink or bite to eat - would be much appreciated. Please put 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it to appear in a travel article. Thanks again.
Plan change open days start on Monday!
10 open days will be held to discuss the proposed plan changes on housing choice, flooding from intense rainfall and earthworks. Council staff will be on hand to answer your questions.
Find an open day near you – next week, we’re in Greerton, Arataki, Otumoetai, Bethlehem, city centre and Tauriko.
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite foodie finds on your travels through NZ. Have you come across a particularly amazing cafe, bakery restaurant or food truck? Had an especially delicious pie, burger, sandwich, smoothie bowl or cronut? Been to what must be one of the country's best fish and chip joints? Or been pleasantly surprised by a town's food scene? Please share the details below and include 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it included in an article. Cheers.