Bay of Plenty Times

More strike action Admin build under way


Secondary and area school teachers around the country will strike again on Wednesday in a bid for better pay and working conditions. The PPTA said members voted overwhelmi­ngly in favour of more industrial action, including union members not attending meetings outside school hours from next term.

Work is under way at 90 Devonport Rd to help set up Tauranga City Council’s future administra­tion building. Piling work has started and is expected to take three weeks, from Monday to Saturday 7am to 6pm. Parking on Elizabeth St east will be temporaril­y reduced.

Teenager charged

Police have arrested a 16-year-old male on charges relating to the alleged aggravated robbery of of the Michael Hill Jewellers at Bayfair on March 19. Inquiries were continuing and police expected to make more arrests. The store rampled up security measures after the incident.

Human rights feedback

Feedback is being sought about human rights in Aotearoa New Zealand for the government’s upcoming report to the United Nations. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is seeking views at public hui including a 5pm event on May 1 at Millennium Hotel, Rotorua. After the hui, a national report will be drafted for feedback mid-2023 before a final submission to the UN next February.

Strategy meeting

A Western Bay of Plenty Internatio­nal Strategy will be presented to Tauranga City Council’s Strategy, Finance and Risk Committee meeting on Monday. The strategy sets out goals and actions by which Priority One works with the council and other entities to support trade, investment, tourism, and skills attraction, as well as fostering civic and cultural relationsh­ips. The public meeting is at 9.30am in Regional House.

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