20 Sep 2023

Around the motu: Alisha Evans in Tauranga

From Nine To Noon, 10:45 am on 20 September 2023
Rolling freshly placed asphalt on Truman Lane, prior to a traffic switch to restore one lane in each direction on the approach to the SH29A roundabout.

Photo: Supplied / Waka Kotahi

Waka Kotahi warns it could be "economic catastrophe" if congestion charges aren't introduced for the country's fifth largest city, Tauranga.

Motorists could pay $3 for a peak hour 6km trip from Bayfair Shopping Centre in Mount Maunganui to the city centre.

Western Bay of Plenty's Local Democracy Reporter Alisha Evans speaks with Kathryn Ryan.

And a community in northern Waihi Beach are at upset at the inaction they feel led to them losing houses in severe May flooding.