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Lizard News has a print run of 11,00 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 days ago

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If you missed the District Council's information drop-in session at the Settlers' Hall in Ōmokoroa on 29th July, a video has been released highlighting some of the projects taking shape.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBalEIoCKqc ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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Friends of the Blade are on the hunt for volunteers.A local video story: ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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The Tākitimu North Link Stage Two from Te Puna to Ōmokoroa has been put on the back burner for three to ten years, just days after confirmation Stage One should begin later this year.A joint news release from Minister for Infrastructure Grant Robertson and Minister of Transport Michael Wood today says the 7km TNL extension from Te Puna to Ōmokoroa remains a "protected route" for the future.However, TNL Stage Two construction now depends on how funding is allocated in the National Land Transport Programme. This definitely won’t occur within the next three years and is described as "unlikely" within the next ten years.TNL Stage One, a 6.8km four-lane expressway between Tauranga and Te Puna is now subject to property negotiations. Design and preparatory activities are underway and the construction contract has recently been awarded to Fulton Hogan and HEB.The big question is whether any interim improvements will be made to any of the State Highway 2 intersections, particularly at the boom town of Ōmokoroa where a newly consented town centre, a separate retail village and a high school are expected.Today's funding announcements for the government's NZ Upgrade programme says 26 out of 32 projects go ahead unchanged around the country, supporting more than a thousand jobs, with 13 of those projects now underway. ... See MoreSee Less
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