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Quality Candidates Sought For City’s Make Or Break Moment

Friday, 19 April 2024, 11:46 am | Urban Task Force

  As Tauranga’s pivotal local government election draws closer, those invested in the city’s growth are urging more “strong and capable” candidates to come forward as tensions increase about who could be in charge from July 20. Tauranga’s ... More >>

Urban Task Force Unveils Promising Future Female Leader As Winner Of Leader Development Scholarship 2023

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 3:54 pm | Urban Task Force

TAURANGA, Thursday 23 November 2023: Tauranga’s property and business industry advocates, Urban Task Force (UTF), are delighted to announce Georgia Bartlam as the winner of the Leader Development Scholarship for 2023. This prestigious scholarship ... More >>

Housing Development Plans Welcomed As “Logical Move” For Tauranga’s Western Corridor

Tuesday, 12 September 2023, 4:10 pm | Urban Task Force

TAURANGA, Tuesday 12 May 2023: Tauranga’s Urban Task Force is throwing its full support behind plans for large-scale housing within the city’s Western Corridor but is urging changes be made to some of the proposal’s key features. An estimated ... More >>

Regional Council Urged To Unlock Valuable Land For Development

Tuesday, 11 July 2023, 1:44 pm | Urban Task Force

TAURANGA, 11 July 2023: Tauranga’s Urban Task Force (UTF) are urging the Bay of Plenty Regional Council (BOPRC) to act on the city’s desperate housing shortage by unlocking any type of land that has the potential to deliver much-needed building ... More >>

UTF Raises Red Flags Over Infrastructure Decisions At Tauranga City Council

Tuesday, 18 April 2023, 9:46 am | Urban Task Force

Tauranga’s Urban Task Force have presented a report which raises concerns with changes to the city council’s Infrastructure Development Code (IDC) highlighting the adverse effects of these changes on the environment. The report was tabled in ... More >>

UTF: Collaboration Is Key To Turning Around Tauranga’s Housing Crisis

Thursday, 20 October 2022, 2:03 pm | Urban Task Force

Members of Tauranga’s business and property community gathered together this week for the second of a two-part focus series to examine the drivers behind the region’s housing crisis. Hosted by local property and business industry advocates, Urban Task ... More >>

New Scholarship Provides Support For Rising Stars Of Tauranga’s Property And Business Sector

Monday, 15 August 2022, 6:49 pm | Urban Task Force

TAURANGA, 15 August 2022: Local property and business industry advocates, Urban Task Force for Tauranga (UTF) are today announcing the establishment of a Leader Development Scholarship to encourage, support and retain skilled young businesspeople ... More >>

Urban Task Force: Election Result Offers New Hope For The Future Of Tauranga

Sunday, 19 June 2022, 5:08 pm | Urban Task Force

Local property and business industry advocates, Urban Task Force (UTF) are looking forward to seeing positive progress on the city’s infrastructure, transport and housing woes with the election of Sam Uffindell as the new Member of Parliament for ... More >>

Controversial Tauranga City Council Flooding Decision To Face Legal Challenge

Tuesday, 7 June 2022, 6:17 am | Urban Task Force

TAURANGA, 7 June 2022: Property leadership group, Urban Task Force (UTF) have expressed disappointment and frustration at the recent approval of the Tauranga City Council’s Plan Change 27, a piece of legislation which the group believes will have a damaging ... More >>

Urban Task Force Commends Commissioner Decision As A Win For Every Tauranga Resident

Monday, 14 March 2022, 2:28 pm | Urban Task Force

TAURANGA, 14 March 2022: Advocates for collaboration between Tauranga’s property and business community and the city council are labelling the decision to extend the Commissioner’s term out to 2024 a crucial win for the future of the city. UTF ... More >>

Urban Task Force Proposes An Innovative Funding Strategy For Transformational Civic Masterplan

Monday, 6 December 2021, 2:58 pm | Urban Task Force

Tauranga’s Urban Task Force (UTF) is heralding the Civic Masterplan released last week as a major step forward in the revitalisation of the City and is encouraging the Council to establish a ground-breaking model to funding the project. UTF Chairman ... More >>

Tax Specialists To Update Tauranga Property Industry

Thursday, 11 November 2021, 9:22 am | Urban Task Force

TAURANGA, 11 November 2021: Advocates for positive change in Tauranga, The Urban Task Force (UTF) are hosting an informative event on Tuesday 16 November to help local property investors and developers navigate the latest changes to property tax ... More >>

Local Lobbyists Plea: Commissioners Not Councillors

Monday, 8 November 2021, 12:38 pm | Urban Task Force

Tauranga’s Urban Task Force (UTF) are pleading with Local Government Minister, Nanaia Mahuta, to keep the city’s Commissioners for a further term rather than allowing the election of another unfit local council in October 2022. UTF Chairman ... More >>

Tauranga CBD On The Cusp Of An Exciting Future

Tuesday, 10 August 2021, 10:11 am | Urban Task Force

TAURANGA, 10 August 2021: A thriving central city that reflects our heritage, our connection to the ocean and our identity as a lifestyle destination is within reach according to influential property leadership group, the Urban Task Force (UTF). Seeking ... More >>

$110+ Million Of Government Funds Missing In Action Says New Tauranga Lobby Group

Monday, 2 August 2021, 11:41 am | Urban Task Force

TAURANGA, 2 August 2021: Influential new property leadership group, the Urban Task Force (UTF) want urgent answers about where over $110 million of Government funds provided to the Tauranga City Council has ended up. The funding was provided for ... More >>




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