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Council celebrates World Rivers Day

Friday, 23 September 2016, 12:03 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

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Environmental protection a key focus in annual plan

Friday, 23 September 2016, 9:54 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Environmental protection is one of five outcomes that guide the Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s work, and chief executive Mary-Anne Macleod says it’s a priority. More >>

Car-free Day take the bus and be into win

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 1:49 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council (BOPRC) is urging morning commuters to take the bus on Thursday (Sept 22) in support of World Car-Free Day. More >>

Water quality, quantity highlighted in annual plan

Monday, 19 September 2016, 10:45 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Developing ecological sites, sediment monitoring and working to achieve community-set water quality targets are among the projects Bay of Plenty Regional Council will lead this year, having allocated 23 percent of its $108.8m annual budget on work ... More >>

Tis the earthworks season

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 9:59 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

As another earthworks season rolls around, Regional Council is reminding people that if they’re planning any earthworks, they should check the rules as they may need to apply for resource consent first. More >>

Deal a significant milestone for protecting lake water

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 10:46 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A dairy farmer has become the first landowner to strike a deal with the Lake Rotorua Incentives Board, a committee of Bay of Plenty Regional Council, as part of its Incentives Programme aimed at reducing nutrients entering Lake Rotorua. More >>

Waimapu neighbours rally for estuary

Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 10:25 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

New and potential Waimapu Estuary Care Group recruits will be meeting next week to plan their next steps for restoring the estuary near Fraser Cove, Parkvale, Merivale and Greerton, in Tauranga Harbour. More >>

Helping communities become more resilient

Monday, 12 September 2016, 3:10 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Bay of Plenty’s natural resources are vital to how its people live and the council continuously strives to protect and maintain its unique environments. Its work is guided by five community outcomes; resilience and safety is one of these. More >>

BoP Civil Defence to test system

Monday, 12 September 2016, 1:53 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

This Thursday 15th September at 10am a Civil Defence test alert will be issued via text messaging. This test alert is to test the text system only, therefore will only be received via text. More >>

Park to close for pine removal

Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 10:17 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Pāpāmoa Hills Regional Park will temporarily close on 5 October for up to four months due to a pine harvest operation on land leased for and adjacent to the Park. More >>

Rotorua geothermal well maintenance audits

Monday, 5 September 2016, 2:18 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Rotorua Lakes Council and Bay of Plenty Regional Council (BOPRC) are embarking on a free geothermal well maintenance audit in a joint project to ensure the safety of geothermal wells in Rotorua. More >>

Tsunami Marine and Beach Threat Warning Cancelled

Friday, 2 September 2016, 9:13 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) has cancelled the tsunami marine and beach threat warning in place for the North Coast Regions of the North Island of New Zealand. More >>

$310K available for environmental efforts

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 12:05 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Locals wanting to help care for land, air, water or wildlife in the Bay of Plenty are being invited to apply to the $310,000 Bay of Plenty Regional Council 2016/17 Environmental Enhancement Fund. More >>

One man’s trash, another woman’s treasure

Friday, 19 August 2016, 11:39 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A specialised sewing machine, recycling bins and help to divert food from the landfill is some of the equipment and projects for 2016 that will receive funding through a $50K waste reduction initiative. Administered by the Regional Council, the Waste ... More >>

Regional Council hosts Vanuatu Prime Minister

Monday, 15 August 2016, 11:04 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

His Excellency Charlot Salwai, Prime Minister of Vanuatu visited with councillors and staff at Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Tauranga Office yesterday. More >>

Black willows in the Bay

Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 10:17 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A black sooty covering over the trunks and branches of willows around the Bay of Plenty is becoming a regular sight and may have flow-on effects for bee-keepers, gardeners and councils that use the tree for riverbank stabilisation work. More >>

Kiwifruit spray season starts

Thursday, 4 August 2016, 11:42 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff are encouraging open dialogue between kiwifruit growers and their neighbours as the kiwifruit spray season starts this month. More >>

Floating yellow computer back at sea

Monday, 1 August 2016, 2:45 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s favourite water dweller, the wave buoy, is back at sea ready to share its watery insights in time for spring and summer. More >>

Pond owners help fight pests

Monday, 25 July 2016, 3:51 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Tauranga and Katikati homeowners have been helping to stop the spread of aquatic pests by assisting Bay of Regional Council contractors in their checks of ornamental ponds and water features. More >>

Ugh! What’s that sludge on our beaches?

Friday, 22 July 2016, 11:41 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Recent comments from members of the public and photos seen around social media have got people talking again about the green brown scum found on eastern bay beaches. Bay of Plenty Regional Council explains that what you can see is not “cow poo” ... More >>

 

 

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