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Tauranga to receive $230m for housing — 17.07.2017

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11888874 Bay of Plenty Times Tauranga will receive $230 million to help the city cope with increased housing pressures. The Government today announced a $1 billion fund which will be distributed among five councils throughout New Zealand. Tauranga City Council has approval for $230m of this to help fund infrastructure needed to build 35,000 homes across the region. More than 7000 of those will be in the greenfield development at Te Tumu, Papamoa East.  The money will also go toward a capacity View Details +

Prime Minister visits Golden Sands — 28.07.2014

Keeping a promise he made to Freedom Villages, John Key came to Golden Sands on Thursday to officially open the Village which is a great asset for the area. Much has changed in the subdivision over the past four weeks with opening of the newly built stages, the Radio Rhema mast coming down and the activity on the Happy Feet Daycare building on Golden Sands Drive. This year and next will see a number of major milestones being reached for View Details +

Papamoa Skyline no longer punctuated by radio mast — 23.07.2014

After 30 to 40’s years of service the Radio Rhema mast no longer stands as past of the Papamoa sky line. Many residents turned out this morning to watch the mast being removed to make way for the further development of the Freedom (Semi Retirement) Village. This is an historic milestone for the Golden Sands development and the Papamoa area. A few keen fisherman will miss the mast as it was used as point of navigation. The neighbours watching were impressed by the View Details +

Road No. 5 Golden Sands is now named — 13.05.2013

The newest street name for Golden Sands has been confirmed. Street number 5 is now named Raiha Street after Ngati Pikiao and Te Arawa Kaumatua Eliza Raiha Serjeant of Maketu. Mrs Serjeant was awarded the Queens Service Medal (QSM) for community service in 1995. Mrs Serjeant had a long history of service to the community as a trustee on many boards and was a member of the Maori Womans Welfare League since 1952. She was involved with Maori housing, farming, View Details +

Sunday Funday – A great time had by the Golden Sands Community — 27.03.2013

The first community event for Golden Sands was well received by the Golden Sands neighbourhood with a great turnout from locals and community groups alike. The Papamoa Surf Lifesavers and Papamoa Volunteer Fire Service managed to raise some good funds and local businesses had the perfect opportunity to show their products thanks to the local turnout. The line-up of bands proved popular. Some great local talent that included RPM, Godsown, Aaron Saxon & Alice Ecila, Leilani and Shejus Greedy kept the View Details +

Test your skills at the Golden Sands Challenge — 14.03.2013

Test your skills at the at the Golden Sands Challenge. 1.30 pm – Sunday the 24th March 2013 Enter a 2 person team, complete each challenge in the shortest amount of time and be into win an Apple Ipad (An bragging rights). Download a registration form here. Registration Forms at: Golden Sands Sales office Golden Sands School Four Square Papamoa Surf Life Saving Club Papamoa Volunteer Fire Service View Details +

Join the Golden Sands Sunday Funday — 14.03.2013

The Golden Sands Sunday Funday is the first community event for this area to celebrate the community that has formed over the past 10 years. We invite you to join in the fun by joining us on Sunday the 24th March 2013 for some live music, stalls, food and fun stuff for the kids. The fun will start at 12pm on Sunday on the commercial area adjacent to the Four Square on Golden Sands Drive and finish up around 5pm. Bring View Details +

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    • Tauranga to receive $230m for housing: July 07, 2017

      http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11888874 Bay of Plenty Times Tauranga will receive $230 million to help the city cope with increased housing pressures. The Government today announced a $1... View +

    • Prime Minister visits Golden Sands: July 07, 2014

      Keeping a promise he made to Freedom Villages, John Key came to Golden Sands on Thursday to officially open the Village which is a great... View +

  • About Papamoa, Tauranga

    Papamoa (population 20,100) is situated in the Tauranga District of the Bay of Plenty region on the north eastern coast of the North Island of New Zealand. Papamoa is the largest suburb in Tauranga City.

    Papamoa has miles of white sandy beach stretching from Mount Maunganui in the west to the Kaituna River in the east. Papamoa is now one of the fastest growing areas in New Zealand due to the increase in popularity of coastal communities, close proximity to Tauranga and recent local shopping developments.