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Regional Council staff responding to oil spill

Monday, 9 September 2019, 1:20 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff are currently responding to a hydraulic oil spill in the Sulphur Point area of Tauranga Harbour. More >>

Regional Council maintains water momentum

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 11:55 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Central government’s new 'Action for Healthy Waterways' proposals are expected to help expand and advance Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s current freshwater improvement efforts says Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chief Executive Fiona McTavish. More >>

End of dredging for the Kopeopeo Canal Remediation Project

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 8:38 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A celebration to recognise the end of dredging for the Kopeopeo Canal Remediation Project was held yesterday as part of the final Community Liaison Group meeting (SUBS: Tuesday 20 August 2019). More >>

Apply for funding to enhance your environment

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 11:01 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Environmental Enhancement Fund (EEF) has opened for applications. The fund is open to almost any group that wants some help getting started on a community-based environmental project in the region. More >>

Positive step for Lake Rotorua clean up

Friday, 16 August 2019, 12:14 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Rotorua locals are one step closer to having a cleaner lake, following an interim Environment Court decision on Lake Rotorua nutrient management rules that has been released this week. More >>

Infestation of Mediterranean fanworm in Tauranga harbour

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 9:15 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff will be working hard to prevent the spread of Mediterranean fanworm in Tauranga Harbour following the discovery of more than 700 of the pest last week. More >>

SuperGold card free travel extended from August 19

Monday, 12 August 2019, 9:28 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty’s SuperGold Card bus users will have extended free travel from Monday 19 August 2019. More >>

Mānuka to help clean up local waterways

Friday, 26 July 2019, 10:22 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

One family in Rotorua is doing its part to help clean up local waterways, by removing gorse and planting 120,000 natives in its place. More >>

Farm managers fined for effluent discharge

Friday, 26 July 2019, 8:58 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

An Ōpōtiki dairy farm manager and senior farm assistant have been fined $24,700 under the Re-source Management Act after an effluent irrigator failed and discharged into a nearby drain. Charges were also laid against the landowner and consent holder, ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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