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20 December 2017

Bay Venues Limited ticks all the boxes in independent performance review

An independent review of Bay Venues Limited (BVL) finds the Council Controlled Organisation (CCO) performing well since its establishment in 2013, delivering strategically towards a higher standard of living for all. 

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George Sanders and Sarah Tetzlaff on the climbing wall
18 December 2017

Mt Maunganui becomes Climbing New Zealand’s high performance base

Sport Climbing has become a new Olympic sport and Tauranga has claimed a big chunk of the New Zealand action, thanks to the University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance Sport.

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19 October 2017

Bay Venues looks at city’s future recreational needs

A $30 million multi-purpose recreation centre in the CBD, improvements to Greerton and Baywave pools, and extension of ASB Baypark are being suggested by Bay Venues.

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Tauranga City Council Record Visits
26 September 2017

Record visitor numbers for Council Controlled Organisations

Tauranga City Council received today the annual reports for its four Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs): Bay Venues Limited, Tauranga Art Gallery Trust, Tourism Bay of Plenty and Bay of Plenty Local Authority Shared Services Ltd.

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Baywave TECT Aquatic & Leisure Centre Logo
29 August 2017

Baywave TECT Aquatic & Leisure Centre will close immediately for seismic upgrades.

A preliminary draft of a BECA report has assessed the centre as being a Grade D earthquake-prone building. A Grade D building represents risk 10-25 times greater than a new building under the latest earthquake-strengthening guidelines. 

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iPad winner & Gary Dawson Allyson Mourits and her daughter Elisabeth pictured with Bay Venues chief executive Gary Dawson
14 July 2017

Allyson Mourits is the owner of a new ipad thanks to taking time to fill out a Bay Venues Customer Satisfaction Survey.

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Sylvia Wilmhurst - Bay Venues Employee
Bay Venues Papamoa Community Centre venue supervisor Sylvia Wilmshurst
16 June 2017

Tauranga businesses need to plan for an ageing workforce if they want to avoid skill shortages, says Ciska Vogelzang.

Ciska, who is a principal at Avisa, was a guest speaker at a Tauranga Chamber of Commerce event this week that focused on leveraging the talents of mature workers.

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BaySwim team
The winning BaySwim team with their awards.
23 May 2017

Tauranga’s BaySwim has become a multi-national award winning swim school.

The swim school – which is part of Bay Venues – was announced a two-time winner at the annual Swim Coaches and Teachers of New Zealand conference over the weekend.

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Adams Centre for High performance 1 year on
The Bay of Plenty Steamers relaxing in the athletes lounge.
1 May 2017

One year on and the University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance has exceeded expectations and has a bright future.

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Farmer Motor Group
Farmer Auto Group Managing Director Mike Farmer, BaySwim Manager Matthew Strange and Tauranga Community Ministries Manager Davina Matthews.
24 April 2017

A BaySwim initiative to offer sponsored swimming opportunities has gone into overdrive thanks to the support of Farmer AutoVillage.

The car dealership got right behind the initiative and the result is sponsored swimming for an additional 12 pre-schoolers from families who are experiencing financial hardship.

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The Indoor Sports pavilion at ASB Baypark
19 April 2017

A new indoor sports pavilion with a difference will open in Tauranga next month.

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Scott Mcleod in front of an Aquababes promo banner
Scott Mcleod in front of an Aquababes promotional banner
12 April 2017

Free swimming lessons for hundreds of local youngsters is back.

Aquababes will return to Tauranga, thanks to a valuable collaboration forged between BaySwim and McLeods three years ago.

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High-Tech Training Facilities at UOW Adams Centre for High Perforamance
28 April 2016

New Mt Maunganui complex boasts high-tech training facilities for sport’s ‘one-percenters’.

Intense training amid 35C heat and 80 per cent humidity may sound like hell to most of us, but to elite athletes it could mean all the difference in making it to the podium.

Pushing some of sport's top performers to the edge will be a big part of a $3.5 million facility officially opening in Mt Maunganui today.

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Alister Jones, Justine Brennan and Gary Dawson
University of Waikato Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Alister Jones, left, on site during the early stages of the building’s transformation, with Tauranga High Performance Sports Centre manager Justine Brennan, and Bay Venues chief executive Gary Dawson.
29 March 2016

University partners with High Performance Sports Centre

The University of Waikato is to be the tertiary partner to the Tauranga High Performance Sports Centre.

Stage one of the strategic partnership was given approval by Tauranga City Councillors yesterday.

The benefits of the partnership will be significant, says Justine Brennan, manager of the centre, which opened its doors at Mt Maunganui’s Blake Park early this year.

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