Coronation Pier Back on Agenda
The proposed new development of Coronation Pier is very much back on the agenda at the Tauranga City Council. C.E.O Stephen Town said, after overcoming some objections, the project would be finalised by late this year, and developer Mark Scapens would be hopeful of completing the project by the spring of 2011. The new look Coronation Pier will house some cafe/restaurants and outdoor pursuit offices. The Heli-pad has been scrapped.
Stormwater Grates Popular with Thieves
Ten stormwater grates have been stolen from the Bethlehem, Windermere and Pyes Pa areas over the past two weeks. The grates, whilst being expensive to replace, pose a serious safety risk, if an unsuspecting person didn't realise they were missing. Council staff have been quick to replace them, or cordon off the area, and authorities are now checking with scrap metal merchants.
19 Nabbed in Blitz
Nineteen drivers were processed by the Western Bay of Plenty Traffic Alchohol group over the weekend, highlighted by a forty three year old Papamoa man who led the police on a high speed pursuit through downtown Tauranga. The driver eventually stopped his car outside the police station, and admitted to smoking a lot of cannabis. He has been charged with refusing to take a blood test, failing to stop and dangerous driving.
Supercar Up for Grabs
Wannabee supercar owners should be at Turners Car Auctions today. A rare 2009 Lotus Europa will go under the hammer at their Mount Maunganui auction rooms, and is expected to fetch between fifty and sixty thousand dollars. A new Lotus will set you back twice that, and turners boss Carl Jarmin expects a lot of interest in the vehicle. Archive photo