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BOP River improvement targets exceeded

Saturday, 22 September 2018, 10:40 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

More than 136 kilometres of Bay of Plenty waterway margins have been protected from stock access in the past year through riparian management partnerships between private landowners and the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. More >>

Agri-tourism to provide new income stream for farmers

Friday, 21 September 2018, 10:02 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Rotorua’s booming tourism industry could provide a way to farm less intensively while generating additional income streams for farmers. More >>

SOS - Save our Stopbanks

Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 10:27 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Following a wet winter, Bay of Plenty Regional Council is again reminding rural communities to think twice before grazing stock on stopbanks. More >>

One more winter to clean the air Rotorua

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 3:09 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Next winter is the last winter Rotorua residents will have to use their old wood burners before regulations are enforced. More >>

Outdated irrigators in front of the courts again

Friday, 24 August 2018, 9:50 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Two companies have been fined for dairy effluent discharges onto land which led to waterways. Both discharges were discovered by Council staff during routine compliance checks. Tirohanga Farm Limited and TNN Holdings Limited pleaded guilty to the charges ... More >>

Research on whitebait ‘love zones’

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 10:39 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

As the region’s whitebait fishers dust off their nets, Bay of Plenty Regional Council Freshwater Ecologist Alastair Suren is working on research to map whitebait ‘love zones’; the areas where whitebait spawn. More >>

Bay of Plenty Regional Councillor numbers to remain same

Friday, 3 August 2018, 11:45 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Councillors voted yesterday to maintain the current representation structure as their final representation proposal for the 2019 Local Government elections. They also committed to another review before the 2022 election. More >>

Waihi beach service moves to two days

Monday, 23 July 2018, 4:50 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The ‘Town Connector’ Waihi and Waihī Beach to Katikati van service will run two days a week from August 1. More >>

Annual Lake Rotoiti drawdown to begin

Monday, 23 July 2018, 2:35 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The annual drawdown of Lake Rotoiti will commence over the coming few days and will see the lake drop 100mm below its normal operating range. More >>

Ballance fined $82,500 for sulphur dioxide leak

Monday, 16 July 2018, 4:33 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Ballance Agri-Nutrients has been fined $82,500 for an unauthorised discharge of contaminants, namely sulphur dioxide, into air from their fertiliser manufacturer plant in Mount Maunganui. Ballance pleaded guilty to the charge. More >>

Collaboration key to Environmental Programme success

Friday, 6 July 2018, 9:27 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

An Environmental Programme with far-reaching community benefits is guaranteed for another five years after yesterday’s signing of a multi-partner agreement. More >>

New strain of rabbit calicivirus confirmed in Bay of Plenty

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 3:04 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

27 June 2018 Testing of two wild rabbits found on a Rotoehu farm has confirmed the presence of the already identified new strain of the calicivirus in the Bay of Plenty. More >>

Community concerns help shape transport plan

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 2:20 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Major priority changes have been made in the Bay of Plenty Regional Land Transport Plan following public submissions. More >>

Creswell gets consent

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 4:45 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A proposal to expand the Otakiri Springs water bottling plant in eastern Bay of Plenty has today been granted consent by an independent hearing panel. Independent commissioners Rob van Voorthuysen and Antoine Coffin were appointed to hear and determine the resource ... More >>

Kopeopeo Project marks progress with public open day

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 8:29 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

This month, the Kopeopeo Canal Remediation Project is hosting a community open day, right on time to celebrate a significant marker point in progress of the clean-up. More >>

Ceremony to start Kaituna re-diversion works

Friday, 8 June 2018, 3:13 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A public ceremony including karakia (prayers) and speeches to mark the start of construction works for the Kaituna River Re-diversion and Te Awa o Ngatoroirangi Maketū Estuary Enhancement Project will be held at 8.00am on Tuesday 12 June. More >>

30,000 Plants for Pāpāmoa Hills Park in Bay of Plenty

Friday, 8 June 2018, 10:04 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty locals are being invited to help restore Pāpāmoa Hills Regional Park by helping out at upcoming planting days on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June. More >>

Cheaper bus fares for children, students and seniors

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 3:40 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

There is good news for some Rotorua Cityride bus users, with Bay of Plenty Regional Council introducing fare concessions from July 1. More >>

New forestry rules help manage environmental effects

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 11:13 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Forestry rules have been streamlined across the country in a move to make things clearer for those who work in the industry. The new rules, set by the Ministry for Primary Industries, apply to any forest of at least one hectare that has been planted ... More >>

Tauriko West Urban Limit notified

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 10:09 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

People can have their say on a proposed change to the Bay of Plenty Regional Policy Statement to amend the urban limits to include land at Tauriko West to support demand for new housing. More >>

 

 

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