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Flood Room Activated in response to weather event

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 5:36 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council Flood Room has been activated since 1pm today (Thursday 4 July 2019) to closely monitor the effects of the current weather system on our region’s rivers. More >>

Bay of Plenty Regional Council declares climate emergency

Friday, 28 June 2019, 9:36 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Councillors agreed at their Council meeting yesterday, to declare a climate emergency and work with the community on transitioning to a low carbon future and adapting to our changed climate. The decision includes investigating ... More >>

Volunteers needed to create cleaner waterways

Monday, 17 June 2019, 10:33 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council, in partnership with multi award-winning charity, Sustainable Coastlines, is putting the call out for local schools, businesses and volunteers to join together to create cleaner waterways and coastlines. More >>

BOPRC outline benefit to Upper North Island Supply Chain

Friday, 7 June 2019, 9:02 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The substantial benefits that the Port of Tauranga’s current operating and governance arrangements bring to the local, regional, and national economy were outlined at a meeting in Tauranga yesterday. (Eds: Thursday 6 June) More >>

Annual Lake Rotoiti drawdown to begin

Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 4:16 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

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

Rotorua's smokey fires in the spotlight

Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 2:29 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

With a cold snap to welcome us to winter 2019, Bay of Plenty Regional Council is reminding homeowners in the Rotorua Airshed that this is the last winter households can use non-compliant wood and coal burners. More >>

Environmental monitoring under the spotlight

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 10:13 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has welcomed findings from an independent report into compliance, monitoring and enforcement by New Zealand’s regional and unitary councils. The report, commissioned by the regional council sector, has found across the country, ... More >>

Significant step in battle against hornwort

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 11:59 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Thursday 23 May 2019 The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is celebrating the removal of the weed cordon that excluded boats from the Motuwhetero Arm of Lake Ōkataina last week. Two weed cordons were originally erected in Lake Ōkataina to help contain ... More >>

Announcement boosts region’s mapping capabilities

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 3:51 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty’s 3D mapping capability is set to be boosted with the recent announcement that the region’s councils have been successful in an application for co-funding from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF). More >>

Change of season reminder to review stopbank grazing

Friday, 10 May 2019, 1:57 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

With winter fast approaching, Bay of Plenty Regional Council is again reminding rural landowners of the requirements to protect the region’s stopbanks from the effects of stock and overgrazing. More >>

Working on the night moves

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 11:47 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The dramatic night lift of a barge, excavator and other machinery over Keepa Road Bridge in Whakatāne marked a smooth transition into the final section of the Kopeopeo Canal for the remediation project. More >>

Decision made on kayaking in dangerous gorge

Wednesday, 1 May 2019, 12:46 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Bay of Plenty Regional Harbourmaster, Peter Buell, has made his decision to prohibit vessels in a section of the Kaituna River named Pari Tūkino (commonly known as Gnarly gorge) for a six month period to allow time for options to be explored for improving ... More >>

Regional Council welcomes report findings

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 2:12 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has today welcomed the release of Environment Aotearoa 2019 by the Ministry for the Environment. More >>

Ngongotahā Community Reference Group underway

Friday, 5 April 2019, 11:15 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Community Reference Group will help create an Action Plan to reduce the risk of and impact of future storm events in Ngongotahā. The group was set up in response to the Independent Review of the severe weather event in April 2018. More >>

Scientists survey lakes to build picture of underground heat

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 3:42 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Scientists are undertaking a novel electromagnetic survey of lakes in the Rotorua region to build a more complete picture of geothermal resources and volcanic hazards under the Bay of Plenty. More >>

Kaituna decision is only option to save lives

Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 11:15 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

After two deaths and at least one near miss on the lower Kaituna River, Bay of Plenty Regional Harbourmaster Peter Buell has announced his intention to close the Awesome, Gnarly and Smokey gorges in an effort to prevent further tragedy. More >>

Marine pests prompts hull cleaning rule rethink

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 2:54 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Bay of Plenty public are being asked for their views on whether a single set of vessel hull cleaning rules should be developed to help stop the spread of marine pests across New Zealand’s four busiest boating regions. More >>

Climate change, passenger transport and rescue services

Friday, 15 March 2019, 10:34 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty residents will be asked to provide their feedback on four key questions later this month when the Bay of Plenty Regional Council goes out for consultation on its 2019/20 Annual Plan. More >>

New land and sea vessel to improve maritime operations

Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 4:08 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A new multi-purpose vessel was added to Bay of Plenty’s maritime fleet after being blessed by local kaumatua Josh Te Kani at a special ceremony today. More >>

Plan Change 10, Science Review completed

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 10:45 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is on track with methods to improve the water quality of Lake Rotorua, according to a recent scientific review. More >>

 

 

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