In the next 30 years, Tauranga needs to build an estimated 43,000 new homes to keep up with population growth projections. But where will they go? It's the question plaguing Government - local and central - as developers complain the city is rapidly running out of developable land, with little more in the pipeline. But should the city sacrifice some reserve land to make room? News of discussions about relocating Tauranga's racecourse in Greerton has been greeted by some with dismay, while others say it's the kind of tough conversation the city needs to have.
It would be "a travesty"