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Storms In Bay of Plenty

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 2:22 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The storms of the past few days have caused some issues around the Bay of Plenty. The worst hit areas appear to be around Whakatāne and the Eastern Bay. More >>

Locals help out with tow truck crash spill

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 12:12 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Locals in a remote part of Opotiki came to the assistance of Bay of Plenty Regional Council Pollution Prevention officers dealing with a spill from a fatal truck crash on Thursday. The tow truck had crashed 25 metres down a bank on isolated Takaputahi ... More >>

Mount Maunganui surf reef to be removed

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:56 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has decided the Mount Maunganui surf reef is to be partially removed to remove the risk to swimmers near Tay Street. Regional Council Deputy Chief Executive Eddie Grogan said the Mount Maunganui Reef Trust obtained ... More >>

Students to lead environmental projects

Monday, 14 April 2014, 10:44 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Secondary school students from around the Bay of Plenty are gearing up to launch environmental projects in their schools and communities. More than 60 students in years 11 to 13 from schools around the region began planning projects as part of ... More >>

Health warning for Okawa Bay and Okere Arm on Lake Rotoiti

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 3:58 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A health warning has been issued for the Okere Arm on Lake Rotoiti. This means that a health warning now applies to both Okawa Bay and Okere Arm on Lake Rotoiti. Routine monitoring results provided by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council have confirmed ... More >>

Volunteer trappers acknowledged

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 2:37 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The annual Volunteer Workshop and Trappers Dinner held on 28 March 2014, marked another successful year for dozens of volunteers from around the region. More than 75 volunteers from a wide range of pest control groups came together in an annual event organised ... More >>

Kawerau 60th birthday success praised

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 2:15 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Visitors from around the country had high praise for a successful weekend to celebrate Kawerau’s 60th birthday on the 29th and 30th of March 2014. Kawerau turned on a picture-perfect autumn day for the Cultural Day in Prideaux Park featuring music, ... More >>

Helping fish get around

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 3:09 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council, in partnership with Western Bay of Plenty District Council, is making life easier for fish in the Kaituna River by trialling three new ‘fish friendly floodgates’ in culverts near Te Puke and Maketu. More >>

Regional Council crew cleaning up after tanker crash

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 9:41 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Pollution Prevention staff are working on the site where a tanker full of lactose overturned on the lower Kaimais late yesterday afternoon. More >>

Kawerau resident satisfaction higher than national average

Monday, 31 March 2014, 3:04 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Results from the 2014 community satisfaction survey show Kawerau residents’ satisfaction with Council’s services and facilities is above the national or peer group averages in 11 of the 15 performance measures. More >>

Students get hands-on at water expo

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 9:34 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Students from around the Bay of Plenty have been learning about water quality and how they can contribute to protecting the region’s waterways. About 200 primary and intermediate students and about 20 teachers attended the Hands On Water Expo ... More >>

Container ship fined for harbour oil spill

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 8:23 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A container ship owner has been convicted and fined $30,000 for leaking an estimated 1000 litres of heavy fuel oil into the harbour from the ship Liloa at the Port of Tauranga in July last year. More >>

Internal efficiencies mean lower rate rise

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 4:33 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s proposed general rates rise means an average increase per property of $2 per year, depending on where you live. More >>

Boaties advised to steer clear of giant Rena barge

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 2:17 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Boaties have been advised to steer clear of anchors and wires as a barge the size of a football field anchors south of Sulphur Point wharf from tonight. The 100x30m barge RMG1000, one of the largest barges to visit Tauranga, is temporarily anchored ... More >>

Still time to enter lakes photo competition to win iPad mini

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 11:48 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

There is still time to submit your best lake photo in the Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Programme “Our Lakes” Photo Competition. The Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Programme is a partnership between Te Arawa Lakes Trust, Rotorua District Council and Bay of ... More >>

Boaties advised to check moorings before Cyclone Lusi

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 4:52 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty boaties are being advised to check their boat’s moorings before Cyclone Lusi reaches the Bay this weekend. More >>

Contaminated soil to be removed from tanker crash site

Monday, 10 March 2014, 10:02 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Soil contaminated by spilt petrol and diesel is being removed from a Paengaroa roadside where an overturned tanker lost some of its load last month. The tanker crashed on Old Coach Road on 22 February, spilling about 9500 litres of diesel and 400 litres ... More >>

Lower river flows due to dry weather

Friday, 7 March 2014, 4:52 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Low water levels in Lake Rotoiti mean that the Bay of Plenty Regional Council is now operating the Okere Gates at a lower flow but maintaining a ‘rafting window’ of higher flows during the middle of the day. More >>

Help for landowners to remove gorse

Friday, 7 March 2014, 12:07 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Funding is now available to help landowners in the Lake Rotorua catchment to convert mature gorse to trees, shrub or native bush. Bay of Plenty Regional Council General Manager Natural Resources, Warwick Murray, said the removal of mature gorse would ... More >>

Young leaders share ideas with mayors

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 4:58 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Student leaders from 10 Tauranga and western Bay of Plenty high schools had breakfast with their mayors, and chairman today – and had plenty of ideas to share. More >>

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