The next Meeting will be on 19th June 2019 at 7.00pm at Legacy Gardens on Te Okuroa Drive.
Recent Guest Speakers include:
The guest speaker was Councillor John Robson, Councillor at Large, who gave a well researched, well presented, thought provoking power point presentation.
Main speaker was Marty Grenfell, recently appointed CEO of Tauranga City Council. Precis of his presentation is included in the minutes of the meeting.
This evening’s meeting included the AGM, a report from Rod on the walkover with the roading engineer from the council looking at the poor chipseal resurfacing on Oriental Parade and an Update & News from the Chairman (PRRA) and a longer time for our councillors Leanne Brown and Steve Morris to respond to the points raised by the February speaker. To see the presentations click here
This evening we had two guest speakers.
Maurice O’Reilly — Tauranga City Governance & Planning. How did we get in the mess we are now in and who really controls the direction of the council. Not who you think. One comment was “ TCC CEO is paid according to the number of staff on the payroll. Where is the incentive to cut costs” To see presentation click here
Rod Simpson — Why do we need to chip seal over perfectly good hot mix roads and the shocking standard of recent chip sealing done by Higgins in his street. And then there are the TCC replies to complaints about the chipsealing which are pure “foboff” material designed to create confusion. To see images and comparisons with other streets click here If you wish to support Rod please send your messages by the Contact Form in this website.
The guest speaker was Jon Tristram from the Papamoa Surf Life Saving Trust Board and he detailed the growth of the Life Saving Club and the new building to be started in 2019. For full details of Jon’s presentation click here
The guest speaker this month was Andrew Thorpe, Cycling Coordinator, BOP Sport who explained the operations and setup of BOP Sport for the first part of his speech and then focussed on cycling in the bay area, talking about cycling groups, cycle paths and future opportunities. A copy of his presentation can be seen here.
Tristan Murray from NZ Police.
The guest speakers this month were Philip Brown from the PRRA talking about a Roading & Transportation Stocktake of our major Papamoa Rds and also gazing at the near future with the building of Te Tumu and the Papamoa Eastern Interchange. Click here for the presentation
This was followed by a Members Forum where the following was presented
The (Poor) State of Papamoa Beach Rd —- Problems and Solutions —- John Middleton Click here for the presentation
Tauranga E Bike Highways — the transport solution for the future. here now — Philip Brown Click here for the presentation
Presentation by the BOP Community Trails Trust talking about the opportunities to be part of the NZ cycle trail map if we complete our local bike trails. Click here for the presentation
Using Passenger Rail to move commuters from the Mount and Papamoa to downtown Tauranga — Ron Melville
The guest speakers for August were Andrew Mead from the Council and Mark Haseley from NZTA who talked about our transport infrastructure and more particularly when Papamoa East will get an interchange onto the TEL. This was of particular interest to the residents in new subdivisions.
Click here for a copy of the talk.
July 9th Rebecca Maiden, Tauranga City Council who is advocating rates funded waste collection.
Jordan Williams, Exec Director of Taxpayers Union of New Zealand who has been standing up for hardworking New Zealand taxpayers since 2013. The vision for the NZ Taxpayers Union is for a prosperous low tax New Zealand with efficient, transparent, and accountable government which also includes local government.
Meet the 18 candidates for TCC Councillor at Large vacancy April 2018
Kath Lowe - Tourism Bay of Plenty
Joe Metcalfe - Changes to Bay Buses
Carole Long - Papamoa Dunes & Forest and Bird
Athole Herbert - Shipwrecks in Tauranga waters
Chris Judkins - Rena grounding
Graeme Jelley - Wairakei Landscape Plan
Greg Brownless- Tauranga Mayor
Marty Hoffart - Waste Watchers
David Hill- Papamoa Plaza developments.
Peter McKinley- Local Govt; Tauranga and beyond
Kristin Dunne- Tourism BoP
Todd Muller - Member of Parliament
Trish Ives - Papamoa Support Centre