Bay of Plenty Regional Council - Latest News [Page 1]

$3.3m fund seeks land use solutions

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 11:29 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council, on behalf of the Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Programme is asking for expressions of interest from landowners, researchers and the general public to help come up with solutions to reduce the amount of nitrogen entering Lake ... More >>

Regional Transport Committee welcomes $520m investment

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 10:15 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Bay of Plenty Regional Transport Committee (RTC) has welcomed the announcement by the Government’s to inject $520 million into State Highway 2’s northern corridor, saying the funding is critical to improving safety and meeting the long term capacity ... More >>

Lake nutrient rules submission period closing soon

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 3:08 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The submission period for the proposed Lake Rotorua Nutrient Management rules will close this Wednesday and Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chair Doug Leeder is encouraging the public to have their input in to what the rules will look like. More >>

Kaituna re-diversion planning to pay off

Monday, 18 April 2016, 10:04 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

An Environment Court hearing held this month has brought Bay of Plenty Regional Council one step closer to delivering on community aspirations for a healthier Maketū Estuary. More >>

Launch lifted from ocean floor

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 5:10 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A twelve meter launch has been returned to Tauranga marina, mostly in one piece, since it grounded at Tūhua (Mayor Island) almost a week ago. Two were on board the launch when it ran into rocks on the south eastern side of Tūhua and both were rescued ... More >>

BoP Regional Council Announces Tyre Dump Prosecution

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 11:57 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council has commenced a prosecution against Ecoversion Logistics Ltd in relation to tyre dumps at Kawerau and Waihī. More >>

Winning Enspire videos on show

Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 10:34 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Enspire youth video challenge winners will be announced at a public screening of finalist videos next Tuesday 19 April. The awards event will be held from5.00pm at the Tauranga Art Gallery. More >>

Small vessels once again allowed in the Astrolabe Reef area

Monday, 4 April 2016, 1:17 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Bay of Plenty Harbour Master has amended the exclusion zone to provide access for vessels under 500 tonnes, from 8am Tuesday 5th April 2016, in response to the MV Rena clean-up operations concluding on Monday 4th April 2016. More >>

Additional bus service for Welcome Bay to meet demand

Friday, 1 April 2016, 11:24 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

An additional bus will temporarily be put into service on BayHopper route 40 starting from Monday 4 April 2016, to help manage the increase in passenger from Welcome Bay to Tauranga City. More >>

More work on the cards for Ōhiwa Harbour

Tuesday, 29 March 2016, 2:43 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A celebration of achievements so far and new actions for the future mark the endorsement of the refreshed Ōhiwa Harbour Strategy at a meeting of the Ohiwa Harbour Forum earlier this month. More >>

Te Arawa teamwork to restore wetland

Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 11:31 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Te Arawa Lakes Trust landowners started work with Bay of Plenty Regional and Western Bay of Plenty District Councils to restore the 22 hectare Whakapoukorero wetland, in Maketū, last week. More >>

Council extends submission period

Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 10:09 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has extended the submission period for Lake Rotorua nutrient rules. The rules are a proposed plan change to the Regional Water and Land Plan, and are one of four parts of the long term solution delivered by the Rotorua ... More >>

Council leaders welcome ‘Better Local Services’ initiative

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 12:11 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The call for councils to share more services to enhance quality and cost effectiveness has been welcomed by leaders of the Bay of Plenty Local Government Futures project. More >>

Regional Council investigates Sulphur Dioxide emissions

Friday, 18 March 2016, 3:34 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is investigating recent spikes in sulphur dioxide gas levels recorded by air monitoring equipment that is located behind the Hewletts Road industrial area in Mount Maunganui. More >>

Pest fish found in Lake Rotoiti

Friday, 18 March 2016, 12:34 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

One catfish was caught and a second one seen during weed harvester work at Te Weta Bay, Lake Rotoiti last Wednesday. The caught catfish is 26cm long and thought to be a pest species known as brown bullhead catfish (Ameiurus nebulosus). More >>

Rules for boating in the Bay get reviewed

Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 12:03 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Those interested in having their say on how the boating rules for Bay of Plenty are shaped are encouraged to submit their feedback before March 31st. Regional Council is currently reviewing its Navigation Safety Bylaw and they are keen to hear from ... More >>

Unusual algae in Tauranga Harbour

Friday, 4 March 2016, 4:12 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council scientists are working on identifying a blue-green algae that has bloomed near Ōmokoroa in Tauranga Harbour. More >>

Lake Tarawera story shared

Friday, 4 March 2016, 1:58 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Farmers, ratepayers, tangata whenua and water quality experts got an opportunity to see how the Tarawera Lakes Restoration Plan was developed first hand during a field trip on and around the lake today. More >>

Environmental monitoring site highlights Nukuhou River work

Thursday, 3 March 2016, 11:41 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Nukuhou River is the focus of the latest video in a series published on environmental monitoring site LAWA (Land, Air, Water Aotearoa). More >>

Sustainable projects given a boost

Tuesday, 1 March 2016, 10:35 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Five Bay of Plenty waste reduction projects have received a share of a $50,000 fund aimed at maximising the benefits and minimising the harm from waste. More >>

 

 

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