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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 >>

Mixed bag when it comes to submissions

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 12:40 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Those interested in how the ‘rules of the road at sea’ are set recently had the opportunity to have their say. Submissions for the proposed Navigation Safety Bylaw closed on Thursday 7 July and in total 217 submissions were received. Hearings will ... More >>

Estuary neighbours need help

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 12:28 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Muddy fun and a healthier harbour are being promoted at the Waimapu Estuary Care Group community open day this Sunday 17 July near Fraser Cove in Tauranga. More >>

Hui on why the wai is important

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 12:27 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Te Mauri o Te Wai – the life supporting capacity of water, its significance to Māori and our regional communities is on the agenda of a regional Māori conference in Rotorua from July 21-22. More >>

Councils collaborate on carbon

Friday, 8 July 2016, 3:36 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Councillors and staff from Bay of Plenty Regional, Tauranga City and Western Bay of Plenty District Councils are forming a united front to tackle community concerns about climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. More >>

Second attempt to achieve lake drawdown

Friday, 8 July 2016, 10:47 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The annual drawdown of Lake Rotoiti will re-commence at 5pm on July 10following the postponement of a first attempt in June due to weather. More >>

Further submissions sought on lake rules

Monday, 4 July 2016, 10:40 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

There is still time to have a say on the proposed Lake Rotorua Nutrient Management rules, with a further submission phase giving the community an opportunity to provide feedback on what has been said to-date. More >>

Like trying to tango in a tent

Friday, 1 July 2016, 2:56 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Most accidents on the water occur suddenly with no warning. When that happens it maybe too late to try to find and put on a lifejacket. Earlier today, four Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff tried this for themselves when they jumped into a pool ... More >>

Keeping stock off stopbanks prevents damage

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 10:54 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council again reminds rural communities to keep grazing stock off stopbanks as winter sets in, so the structures can fully achieve their intended purpose. More >>

Less coffee leaving for the landfill

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 10:25 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Groups diverting rubbish from the landfill are being encouraged to apply for their share of an annual fund administered by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. With $50,000 available, the Waste Resources Advisory Group (WRAG) is looking forward to ... More >>

Toolkit to prepare marae for emergency launched

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 1:59 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) staff from across the country assembled at Te Mānuka Tutahi marae in Whakatāne to launch the Marae Emergency Preparedness Planning Toolkit. More >>

Nga Potiki dig in for Tauranga Harbour

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 11:53 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Landowners from the Pirihima Whānau Trust started work yesterday to stop sediment and nutrients running off their farmland and into Te Awanui Tauranga Harbour, and to improve local water quality and wildlife habitat. More >>

BoP Regional Council a finalist in EXCELLENCE Awards

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 11:40 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s innovative Ōhiwa Harbour Strategy Implementation project is a finalist in the 2016 Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards. More >>

Make time for Coast Care

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 10:33 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Fresh air, good company and great beaches are just some of the rewards that Coast Care volunteers can reap from helping out with a few hours of dune planting on a Sunday morning. More >>

Annual Lake Rotoiti drawdown to begin

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 11:07 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The annual drawdown of lake Rotoiti will commence on Monday, June 20 and will see the lake drop 100mm below its normal operating range. More >>

Bay of Plenty air quality data now available

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 10:40 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Air quality monitoring information is now available on the Land, Air, Water, Aotearoa (LAWA) website. This enables people to read about efforts to improve air quality in the Bay of Plenty by providing access to monitoring data recorded at sites within ... More >>

50,000 plants for Papahikahawai

Monday, 13 June 2016, 3:48 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Papahikahawai Island landowners and tangata whenua joined forces yesterday with Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff, and volunteers from the Maketū Fire Brigade, Maketū School and Maketū Surf Lifesaving Club, to plant 3400 native plants on Papahikahawai ... More >>

Small lifestyle block owners’ help sought for guide

Monday, 13 June 2016, 10:57 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is looking for owners of small lifestyle blocks to help develop a guide for good land nutrient management practices. More >>

Bay of Plenty residents help shape bylaw

Tuesday, 7 June 2016, 10:34 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Thousands of people use this regions harbours, lakes and rivers for a wide range of activities every day. The Navigation Safety Bylaw sets the rules which help ensure these activities can co-exist safely and after six months of early engagement with ... More >>

 

 

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