Moko’s Death Probably ‘Natural’
The Department of Conservation doubts anything malicious is behind the death of Moko the friendly dolphin. The carcass of a bottlenose dolphin was found washed up on Matakana Island. DOC spokeswoman Katrina Knill says there's no evidence of anything suspicious, and his death could have been caused by any number of natural factors. The dolphin has been taken to Massey University for an autopsy.
Bethlehem Sub-Station Hearings Underway
The Hearings committee at Tauranga City Council has started hearing Powerco's presentation to build a sub-station at Bethlehem. A number of specialists were called to put their case on the minimal affect the sub station will have. David Black, a senior lecturer in Environmental Medicine told the committee, it would have no affect on the of health of anyone. An acoustic specialist was also called in to submit his view. The sub station which will replicate a house, will be surrounded by many plantings.
A number of major road upgrades are planned for our fast growing city. Tenders are currently being called for the upgrade of the Fifteenth Avenue/Fraser Street intersection, and at Papamoa, upgrading the Domain Road/Gravatt Road intersection, is now underway.
Reporoa Venue for BOP Rugby Team
The Bay of Plenty rugby team have their first outing of the season today, in preparation for the I.T.M championship. The game against Manawatu is being played in Reporoa, the first time a Bay match has been held there. Kickoff is at 2.30pm
Church Tour Brings Dobbyn to Tauranga
In entertainment news, music icon Dave Dobbyn will play in Tauranga in September. Dobbyn will play here as part of the Classic Hits Acoustic Church Tour. The concert will be held on Saturday September 11th. You can find out more here. Photo by Claire Hamlin