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Maketū Estuary makeover begins

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 1:59 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Work to improve natural water flows through Papahikahawai Creek into Te Awa o Ngatoroirangi/Maketū Estuary and create new areas of wetland in the Lower Kaituna Wildlife Management Reserve has begun. More >>

Wet feet on World Water Day

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 4:05 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Teachers from ten Bay of Plenty Schools got their feet wet yesterday, as they learnt how to assess stream health and teach students about freshwater use and impacts. More >>

Bay of Plenty Regional Council celebrating World Water Day

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 8:22 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Regional Council Chairman Doug Leeder said that Council invests more than $24 million each year into caring for the region’s freshwater resources as part of its Long Term Plan commitments to the community. More >>

Community momentum still strong on Ōhiwa Harbour

Monday, 20 March 2017, 11:51 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

On Tuesday 13 March, the first Ōhiwa Harbour Implementation Forum hui for the new triennium was held on Kutarere Marae. The hui was an opportunity to take stock of progress in and around the Harbour and hear from interested groups about related ... More >>

Rain the likely cause of pipis going to higher ground

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 3:38 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Festival goers in Karangahake Gorge were not the only ones to experience an abundance of freshwater this past week. A bed of tuatua, known locally as pipi, located on the north end of Waihī Beach was also affected and Regional Council are investigating ... More >>

Regional Council's 2017/18 plans summary documents available

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 10:41 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

An information document, which provides a snapshot of the key things the Regional Council intends to deliver in 2017/18, was approved at a Council meeting late last week. Forming part of the Annual Plan process the document updates what was identified ... More >>

Eastern Bay plan supports a bright future

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 10:23 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Eastern Bay will face plenty of opportunities and challenges in the next 30-50 years, with changes to technology, science, population demographics, society, the economy and the environment happening thick and fast. It’s important to act now ... More >>

Water a priority for Regional Council

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 3:23 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff and Councillors attended NZ Water Forum public rallies at Tauranga and Whakatāne today to hear their concerns. More >>

Be prepared ahead of stormy weather

Friday, 10 March 2017, 10:00 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Now is a good time to ensure you and your property are ready for stormy conditions. More >>

Better public transport outcomes for Western BOP

Friday, 3 March 2017, 3:22 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A new local authority partnership led by Bay of Plenty Regional Council looks to make public transport play a bigger role, by ensuring Tauranga’s wider transport plans and investment over the next 30 years is directed to help achieve this outcome. More >>

Collaboration key to alleviating Tauranga congestion

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 5:29 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A coordinated and holistic approach is being taken to help improve Tauranga’s congestion and make it easier to get around according to the Chair of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council Public Transport Committee. More >>

Urban Food Forest project gets under way

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 11:57 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Kawerau’s Urban Food Forest (KUFF) project launched in February and will become a source of fresh produce for everyone. More >>

Papamoa Beach boosts BOP’s appeal in TripAdvisor Awards

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 4:16 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Thursday, February 23: Papamoa joins Ohope and Mount Maunganui as one of the country’s top 10 beaches, according to the TripAdvisor 2017 Travellers’ Choice Awards Best Beaches in New Zealand. More >>

Tool launched to check if money grows from trees

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 10:51 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

An online tool has been launched to help landowners in the Lake Rotorua catchment understand the potential economic gains from converting all or parts of their property to pine or Mānuka. More >>

New boating rules for Bay of Plenty get the tick

Friday, 17 February 2017, 12:36 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Councillors adopted the new Navigation Safety Bylaw at their first meeting of 2017 this week. The new regulations will come into effect on 1 July 2017, in time for next summer. More >>

Used nappies and trash not a treasure for stream

Friday, 17 February 2017, 11:49 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Used nappies, a lamp shade, double bed base and old TV is just some of the trash Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff found in the Mangakakahi Stream this week. A concerned member of the public made staff aware of the trash via their Pollution ... More >>

Works to begin on Orini clean-up

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 12:05 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Following an early-morning Karakia on the site this week, works are set to begin to cover and contain exposed wood waste on the banks of the Orini Stream. More >>

Six candidates for Mauao by-election

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 10:58 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Six candidates have been nominated for election to the Bay of Plenty Regional Council in the Mauao Māori Constituency by-election scheduled for March this year. More >>

Last call for Mauao Māori by-election nominations

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 1:33 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Nominations for candidates seeking election as a Bay of Plenty Regional Councillor for the Mauao Māori Constituency will close at 12 noon this Monday 13 February. More >>

Rain needed for Rotorua lakes

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 11:46 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

We all love a hot, dry summer and so far 2017’s given us just that. But it comes with a downside: some of Rotorua’s lakes are below their usual summer levels. More >>

 

 

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