In the News


  • Kopurererua Valley track and Matarawa Pā Bridge officially Open | 15 July

After months of waiting, people can now enjoy the newly opened Kopurererua Valley Reserve cycling and walking path and the Matarawa Pā Bridge over SH36.

Click here to read the full NZ Herald article


  • How a Knight and his son turned a bankrupt housing development into a billion-dollar success story | 15 June
It was a risk — a big one. In the middle of a Global Financial Crisis, a Tauranga developer looked at 254ha of semi-developed farmland and saw an opportunity.

Click here to read the full NZ Herald article



  • Second stage of Tauranga Crossing under way | 17 November
Developers of one of Tauranga's biggest construction projects, Tauriko Crossing, are gearing up for its peak construction period when 400 staff will be on site.
  • Tauranga 10 UP Dragon Boat Regatta sure to make a huge splash | 18 August
Bay of Plenty Dragon Boat Club is calling for registrations for its annual Tauranga 10 UP Dragon Boat Regatta at The Lakes in October.  
  • Funding of $120,000 for Lakes public toilets approved | 8 June
Children playing at the playground next to The Lakes Neighbourhood Shopping Village will no longer have to hold it until they get home - the council has agreed to pay $120,000 for public toilets.
  • New $18M school for Pyes Pa | 3 March

Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced Auckland, Tauranga and Canterbury will each see a new primary school opening their doors for students in 2019.

Click here to read the full SunLive article




  • Express Bus Route for Lakes and Tauriko Travellers

Starting Monday Lakes and Tauriko residents will have a more direct and shorter commute time to the CBD.

Bayhopper bus services would travel from Tauranga Crossing to Willow St on the toll road (Route K) at peak morning and afternoon times.

Click here to read the full NZ Herald article

  • Kindy World Cup in The Lakes
The Kindy World Cup kicked off without a hitch in The Lakes this morning as children aged three and four showcased their soccer skills.
  • Homeowners make most of capital gain at The Lakes
Astute decisions or right time, right place - it doesn't much matter to Karl Ruby and his partner, Megan Sycamore. The couple last year bought a house and land package through Bella Vista Homes at The Lakes. The capital gain since then has given them the opportunity to build a bigger house.
  • ​More shops on the way for Pyes Pa
A new supermarket has opened in Pyes Pa as developments across southwest Tauranga boom. SuperValue Pyes Pa opened its doors today in Redline Holdings' $11 million development on Pyes Pa Rd.
  • Tauranga Crossing Opens
A small crowd braved the rain to see the doors of Tauranga Crossing open. The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery and Noel Leeming opened for business at 8am this morning.  
  • Doors nearly open at new retail area Tauranga Crossing
Bay of Plenty's newest shopping centre is putting on the glad rags for its opening this month. Twenty stores in stage one of Tauranga Crossing will open progressively over September.



  • Only 10 sections remained unsold after a 48 hour land rush saw 194 sections snapped up.
Tauranga's sizzling property market has stepped up another notch after 194 sections at The Lakes subdivision were snapped up within 48 hours of hitting the market.  
  • Big name retailers come to town - Tauranga Crossing Shopping Centre, Tauriko

Some of New Zealand's best known names in retailing will feature in developments due to open in Tauriko and Pyes Pa over the next 15 months. 

Read the full BOP Times article.



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