The visual landscape in parts of Tauranga will get a lot busier from today.

The six-week period in which election hoardings and signage are allowed under Tauranga's city plan began at midnight.

Warwick Lampp, electoral officer for Tauranga City Council and many others around New Zealand, said Tauranga's rules for signage were unusual.

The city's signage period was the shortest of any of the councils he worked with.

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"Most councils have had signs up for two or three months."

Tauranga electoral officer Warwick Lampp. Photo / File
Tauranga electoral officer Warwick Lampp. Photo / File

And unlike some other districts - Rotorua and the Western Bay of Plenty included - hoardings can be erected on designated

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