Houses pro­vided

Bay of Plenty Times - - Local News -

Lat­est fig­ures from the Pub­lic Hous­ing Quar­terly Re­port show there have been 57 more tran­si­tional houses made avail­able in the Bay of Plenty dur­ing the Septem­ber quar­ter. Hous­ing and Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter Phil Twyford said the Govern­ment housed 72 house­holds from the pub­lic hous­ing wait­ing list. The num­ber of tran­si­tional hous­ing places ten­anted or avail­able in the Bay of Plenty is now 256, he said.

Ar­mistice Day clo­sures Some roads in Tau­ranga will be closed to­mor­row to al­low for Ar­mistice Day com­mem­o­ra­tions. From 9am to 2pm Fraser St — be­tween 11th Ave and 13th Ave — and 11th Ave be­tween Fraser St and Devon­port Rd (in­clud­ing the round­about) — will be closed. How­ever, mo­bil­ity card hold­ers will be al­lowed through the road clo­sures. Park­ing re­stric­tions and a free park and ride ser­vice will be in place to sup­port the event. More in­for­ma­tion is avail­able on Tau­ranga City Coun­cil’s web­site.

Phar­ma­cist wins

Tau­ranga Hospi­tal phar­ma­cist El­liot Har­ris and stu­dent phar­ma­cists from Den­mark, the Nether­lands and Por­tu­gal won the team ti­tle at the re­cent 2018 In­ter­na­tional Phar­macy Stu­dents’ Fed­er­a­tion World Congress event in Men­doza, Ar­gentina.

Dog at­tack vic­tim

A 60-year-old Opotiki woman mauled by three dogs last week re­mained in Tau­ranga Hospi­tal’s in­ten­sive care unit in a crit­i­cal but sta­ble con­di­tion last night, a hospi­tal spokes­woman said.

Cruise ships

Three more cruise ships will be vis­it­ing the Port of Tau­ranga on Tues­day, Novem­ber 13. The Ma­jes­tic Princess is due to ar­rive at 6am and depart at 6pm the same day. The Cale­do­nian Sky ar­rives at 7.03am and is sched­uled to leave at 7.03pm. The third ves­sel, the Spirit of New Zealand, is ex­pected to ar­rive at 4.03pm, and depart at 8.03am the next day.

Manuka honey talk As­so­ciate Pro­fes­sor Mike Clear­wa­ter from the Uni­ver­sity of Waikato, who ex­plores the manuka plant and honey, will fea­ture in the next Uni­ver­sity of Waikato Cafe Sci­en­tifique in Tau­ranga on Mon­day, Novem­ber 19. Clear­wa­ter is lead­ing a re­search project ex­am­in­ing the bi­ol­ogy of flow­er­ing and nec­tar pro­duc­tion by ma¯nuka. His re­search ex­per­tise in­cludes plant phys­i­ol­ogy and the de­vel­op­ment of flow­ers and fruit. Cafe Sci­en­tifique is a reg­u­lar Tau­rangabased sem­i­nar se­ries where any­one can ex­plore the lat­est sci­en­tific think­ing and re­search from na­tional and in­ter­na­tional speak­ers. The evening will be held at Tau­ranga Yacht and Power Boat Club, 90 Keith Allen Dr, doors open 6.30pm, $5 cover charge.

AIMS games ex­pand

New sport­ing codes have been added to the next year’s AIMS Games in Tau­ranga, or­gan­is­ers con­firmed last night. Among the new codes are moun­tain bik­ing, tra­di­tional Maori ball game k¯ı-orahi, mixed di­vi­sion bas­ket­ball and rugby and ca­noe rac­ing (sprint), tak­ing the to­tal sport­ing dis­ci­pline codes to 25.

Teach­ers to strike

Rolling strike ac­tion by Bay pri­mary school prin­ci­pals and teach­ers will go ahead next week, the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion con­firmed. This is de­spite a sig­nif­i­cant pay in­crease of­fer by the minstry for mem­bers along with an an of­fer to pro­vide for paid meet­ings to dis­cuss the of­fer, the min­istry said. See full story, p9

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