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Mamaku farming company fined for effluent discharge

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 11:40 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A Mamaku dairy farming company has been fined a total of $49,875 in Tauranga District Court for two offences of discharging effluent to land where it could enter a watercourse, and one offence of breaching an abatement notice. More >>

Care groups celebrate success

Monday, 20 October 2014, 1:46 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Volunteers from eight environmental care groups gathered at Ōpōtiki yesterday, to celebrate their successes and share their knowledge and ideas. More >>

Stay on top of spring weeds

Monday, 20 October 2014, 10:40 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Landowners are being encouraged to take a second look at spring growth and get ahead of pasture and garden weeds by taking action now. More >>

Regional Council adopts Maori title

Monday, 20 October 2014, 10:38 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has adopted the Maori title Toi Moana as its official name to co-exist with its English language name. More >>

Boating safety lessons for Rotorua youngsters

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 11:09 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council wants to ensure young Rotorua boaties are safer on the water this coming summer. The Regional Council’s Maritime Unit is running a free pilot programme on Boating Safety for about 900 Rotorua Intermediate School ... More >>

Regional Council delivers on significant projects

Friday, 10 October 2014, 10:52 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council focused on delivering on its major projects for the second year of its Ten Year Plan. More >>

New oil spill on-scene commander appointed

Friday, 10 October 2014, 10:49 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Bay of Plenty has appointed a new regional oil spill on-scene commander to manage oil spills in its waters. More >>

New direction for Bay of Plenty resource management

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 2:48 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Councillors celebrated the adoption of the new operative Bay of Plenty Regional Policy Statement (RPS) during their full council meeting in Rotorua today. The RPS became operative on 1 October. More >>

Technical advisory group for lakes programme

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 10:51 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has formed a new Land Technical Advisory Group (Land TAG) to provide independent advice on land-based nutrient management solutions for water quality. More >>

Wave buoy back in action

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 12:04 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s wave buoy has returned to the water – in time for the summer surfers and boaties. More >>

Last call for input on draft Rotorua nitrogen rules

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 12:02 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Public feedback on the draft rules to set nitrogen limits for pastoral land use in the Lake Rotorua catchment closes Tuesday 14 October 2014. More >>

Kids pitch in to clean up reserve

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 11:56 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bethlehem Primary School children will be getting stuck in to pick up rubbish in Tauranga’s Gordon Carmichael Reserve next week. More >>

State of the art monitoring buoy headed for Rotorua Lakes

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 12:41 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A cutting edge monitoring buoy will be deployed in Lake Rerewhakaaitu later in the year and will be showcased at an evening to highlight research projects being undertaken for the Rotorua Lakes. More >>

Wild weather causes havoc on the harbour

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 10:55 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Wild weather yesterday caused five boats and a dinghy to come to grief in Tauranga Harbour yesterday. More >>

Great news for Rotorua lakes water quality

Friday, 3 October 2014, 10:38 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Programme partners are very pleased with the latest annual monitoring results which show most of the lakes in the programme are at, or close to, their water quality target. More >>

Safe opening day for trout fishing season

Friday, 3 October 2014, 10:17 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

New Zealand’s trout fishing season opened this week – and the region’s Harbour Master was delighted with the good behaviour of boaties on the lakes. More >>

Lessons from test of email and text alert systems

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 10:12 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The regional test of the email and text message alerting system on the weekend went well but there were a number of lessons learnt from the test which will be worked on in the coming weeks. More >>

Test for region’s emergency text alert system

Friday, 26 September 2014, 11:36 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Bay of Plenty’s emergency text and email alerting systems will be testedthis Sunday with a mass text and email sent to everyone who has signed up for the alerts. More >>

Opportunities and challenges for Bay’s rural waste

Friday, 26 September 2014, 11:28 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Major recycling opportunities and potential environmental challenges have been highlighted in a new report into waste generated by rural Bay of Plenty and Waikato properties. More >>

Slow start to sea lettuce season

Friday, 26 September 2014, 10:50 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Tauranga City Council staff are prepared for lots of sea lettuce in Tauranga Harbour this year, but say there’s no big blooms yet. More >>

 

 

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