Lizard News - Past Editions


Lizard News - Our Community

Lizard News has a print run of 11,200 including mailbox deliveries from the Wairoa River at Bethlehem to Waihī Beach, through the rural & urban areas of the west of the Western Bay of Plenty District; Te Puna, Whakamārama, Matakana Is, Ōmokoroa, Pahoia, Apata, Aongatete, Katikati, Tahāwai, Bowentown and Athenree.


3 weeks ago

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The District Council is asking for urgent feedback on housing density in Ōmokoroa and Te Puke, following central government instructions that Council must change its District Plan by August due to the current housing shortage.The Council says it must plan for future growth, starting with the government's changes to make it easier to build faster and to build a variety of houses to suit lifestyles.Central government's new law (the Resource Management Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters Amendment Act 2021) directs councils to allow three dwellings of up to three storeys or 11 metres on most sections, without needing resource consent.Council has started a community conversation online at its new hub called Your Place. Feedback sessions are also being held at Omokoroa Sports Pavilion this Tuesday 3rd May 4-7pm and on Wednesday 4th May 2-5pm. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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The boys are back in town, reopening tonight.Our Georgie is super excited to see Kyle and Marcel. The place is better with you around. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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A long-awaited charity golf tournament to raise funds towards establishing an Abbeyfield House in Katikati is, at last, to go ahead at Fairview on Friday 8th April. There will be various prizes, raffles, silent auctions and a $5 entry putting competition. Registrations are $30 by email, via fundabbeyfieldwbop@gmail.com There will be morning tea for those who arrive early from 8.30am. All the golfers must be at their designated tee before 10am for a shotgun start. It’s anticipated golfers will start coming in from 2pm, with speeches and presentations to conclude by 2.45pm. Abbeyfield Houses provide affordable, respectful community living for independent older folk in supportive, safe, thriving and caring environments. There are 14 Abbeyfield houses in New Zealand with plans for a further six. Run by not for profit groups, the houses provide affordable rental accommodation for older people who want independence with companionship, privacy and security and are capable of self-care but welcome the support of others. ... See MoreSee Less
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