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Tuesday 20 April 2010

Hospice House Ready for Auction
Waipuna Hospice is gearing up to auction off its charity home at The Lakes. The Hastings Road, Tauriko home has not long been completed and will be auctioned on the 8th of May, the proceeds will then go back to the hospice. Eves Real Estate agent Jan Wilson says the house hasn't long been on the market and is attracting good interest. She says this Sunday's Anzac Day open home will run between 1 and 2. Photo/waipuna-hospice.co.nz

Record Apartment Sale ‘Good Sign’
Property experts believe the multi million dollar sale of a Mount Maunganui apartment shows the market's improving. Motoring magnate Colin Giltrap has made property history by spending 5.5 million dollars on a penthouse apartment in the Eleven complex. Bayleys auctioneer Gil Beadle says this and other recent million dollar apartment sales bodes well for the city.

Bottle Attack Victim Awake
Tauranga police will be hoping the victim of a bottle attack can help them, now she's awake. The 65 year old Papamoa woman, who was bottled just over a week ago, was in an induced coma all last week, with serious facial injuries. Photo/Tauranga Police

 

One Way Traffic Proposal Welcomed
One Tauranga woman believes the council's proposed one way traffic system needs to be extended. As part of a city wide parking strategy, the city council wants to reduce the number of unofficial berm parks and introduce one way roads. Jo Gravit welcomes the idea and says the one way systems should also be introduced to The Strand, Willow Street and Grey Street. Pictured: The Strand

MP Joins Book Charge Fray
A Green MP is taking his concerns over a proposal to charge for Tauranga library books to the top. Tauranga City Council is currently receiving public submissions on its proposal to charge 50 cents for every adult library book lent out. Gareth Hughes says he'll be drafting a question to Local Government Minister Rodney Hide, to try putting a stop to the plan. Pictured: Gareth Hughes

Name Change for Reserve
Vale Street West Reserve is about to get a name change. Last month, a petition was presented to Council calling for Vale Street West in Otumoetai to be renamed Maungawhare Place. That name was adopted and at today's council meeting, a new name for the nearby reserve will be chosen. It's between Waiaka Reserve and Revfeim Reserve. It's thought the Revfeim family donated the land to the council in the 50s but council records show no proof of that.

Posted: Tue 20 Apr 2010

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