On-street parking is now free in the Tauranga City centre.
Time restrictions will be enforced to help keep parking spaces available for shoppers and business customers.
"There’s currently a three-hour parking time limit in most city centre streets," says a Tauranga City Council spokesperson.
"This will be changed to a two-hour limit in August after the Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2012 has been amended."
Anyone parking for more than two hours is encouraged to use the parking buildings or the all-day off-street car parks.
"People who work all day in the city centre are reminded that Bayhopper buses are free until 27 July, 2020.
"Staff will monitor the effect of the free parking trial and report back to the council on November 30."