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Good behaviour on the water over summer

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 11:47 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Most people have been obeying the rules while out on the Bay of Plenty’s waters over the summer break. More >>

Wise words on water

Friday, 23 January 2015, 12:24 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Local farmers and orchardists can learn more about how to use water more efficiently at a session in Pongakawa early next month. More >>

Schoolhopper ready for launch

Friday, 23 January 2015, 12:23 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Getting ready for the first day of school is not just limited to hundreds of Tauranga students this year – Bay of Plenty Regional Council is also getting ready for their first day as they prepare to launch the Schoolhopper bus network. More >>

Rangitāiki waterway structure project begins

Friday, 23 January 2015, 12:22 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A project is under way to locate all culverts in the Rangitāiki catchment area, and Bay of Plenty Regional Council is asking for help from the public. More >>

Unique trial for riparian planting

Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 10:09 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is working with the Rangitāiki River Forum, Māori Lands Trusts, local landowners, Trust Power and Manuka Bioactives Limited to trial a planting scheme along a short section of riverbank on the Rangitāiki – a small ... More >>

Youth challenged to take environmental action

Friday, 16 January 2015, 10:45 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The challenge is set for youth throughout Tauranga City and the Western Bay of Plenty to put their summer holiday to good use – and get serious about the environment. More >>

Test results confirm blue green algae in Lake Tarawera

Thursday, 15 January 2015, 4:31 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

After sightings of water discolouration last Friday, samples were taken from the middle of Lake Tarawera and at Te Rata Bay near Hot Water Beach, and test results have identified blue green algae in Lake Tarawera. More >>

Changes to Okere Gates operation for summer

Wednesday, 14 January 2015, 10:10 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Regular and occasional users of the Kaituna River will be safer than ever this summer following changes to operating times for the Okere Gates. More >>

Public warning after discolouring of water in Lake Tarawera

Friday, 9 January 2015, 4:39 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council recommends the public avoid swimming or drinking water from Lake Tarawera after residents from Te Rata Bay/Hot Water Beach reported discolouring of the water to staff earlier today. More >>

Work planned to improve Thornton Lagoon

Thursday, 8 January 2015, 10:55 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Works to install a culvert from the Rangitāiki River into Thornton Lagoon aim to benefit fish and improve water quality in the lagoon. More >>

Take care on the water over summer

Wednesday, 24 December 2014, 12:05 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Anyone going out on the water this summer needs to take extra care to ensure their safety, Bay of Plenty’s Regional Harbour Master says. Several incidents have occurred on the water in the Bay already, with three young Papamoa boys helping save a kayaker ... More >>

Toxic shellfish warning extended along coastline

Friday, 19 December 2014, 3:42 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Following ongoing shellfish toxin monitoring the Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) warning has been extended. More >>

Virtual markers coming to Bay of Plenty harbours

Friday, 19 December 2014, 2:32 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The approaches to Bay of Plenty harbours will have electronic markers early next year warning of hazardous reefs and shoals. More >>

Development companies fined for sediment discharges

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 10:18 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Two Tauranga development companies have been fined $75,000 in Tauranga District Court for six offences of discharging sediment-contaminated water from the Tauriko Business Estate into Kopurererua Stream. More >>

Time to check out lifejackets

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 10:14 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Before you head out on the water this summer check all your lifejackets and other safety equipment on the boat. More >>

Future vision for the Rangitāiki River

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 10:53 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Today the Rangitāiki River Forum approved “Te Ara Whanui ō Rangitāiki - Pathways of the Rangitāiki”, the document that sets out the communities’ vision, desired outcomes and objectives for the Rangitāiki catchment. More >>

Shifting sands close harbour channels to boats

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 10:16 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Boaties in larger vessels can no longer safely use the Tilby and Wairoa harbour channels in Tauranga due to silting and shifting sand banks. More >>

What direction should land transport take in Bay of Plenty?

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 11:16 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

What direction should land transport take in the Bay of Plenty during the next 30 years? What activities should the region invest in for the next six years to get there? More >>

Monitoring starts for blue-green algae in Bay of Plenty

Monday, 15 December 2014, 10:28 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

As the summer temperatures begin to warm up our favourite swimming spots, monitoring has begun to help ensure safe recreational water use for all. Monitoring has started across the Bay of Plenty for signs of the potentially toxic algal blooms which can ... More >>

New call centre improves on the water help

Monday, 15 December 2014, 10:19 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A new around-the-clock call centre will ensure boaties and water users are safer on the Bay of Plenty’s harbours and lakes over the summer. More >>

 

 

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