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Dairy farmers take action to protect water

Friday, 20 May 2016, 11:02 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Minimising phosphorous run-off, better managing storm water and preventing down-stream erosion are just some of the benefits a Rerewhakaaitu farmer will soon realise, thanks to a recently constructed detainment bund. More >>

Young voices on big issues

Friday, 20 May 2016, 10:44 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Air quality and sea level rise were the hot topics of conversation between students and local government leaders in Tauranga yesterday. More >>

Checks for pond pests

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 11:17 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council contractors will be door-knocking in Oropi, Ohauiti and Welcome Bay this month, to check ponds and water features for aquatic pests. More >>

Ōpōtiki announces successful applicants for harbour design

Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 2:08 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Following an extraordinary meeting of Opotiki District Council earlier this week, the Mayor announced the final two successful applicants who will be entering the competitive design and construction phase for the Ōpōtiki Harbour. More >>

Community engagement sessions to discuss air quality

Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 10:56 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Ensuring the region’s air quality is improved and protected for current and future generations is the focus of a series of upcoming workshops and open days run by Bay of Plenty Regional Council. More >>

Hovercraft trial in Tauranga Harbour

Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 10:53 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is trialling an innovative new solution to reducing mangrove spread in Tauranga Harbour this week. Auckland-based company Fieldmaster designed the solution which is a purpose-built hovercraft fitted with a mangrove ... More >>

Mobil fined over oil spill

Monday, 16 May 2016, 4:32 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council prosecution against Mobil Oil New Zealand Limited for discharging a contaminant into water under sections 338 (1)(a) and 15(1)(a) of the Resource Management Act. More >>

Open session to help rural landowners

Friday, 13 May 2016, 3:11 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Rural landowners in the Lake Rotorua catchment are being encouraged to talk to Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff to find out what changes they might need to make under proposed rules to protect Lake Rotorua water quality. More >>

Wave buoy takes a sabbatical

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 10:51 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s wave buoy will be out of the water for several months as the internal computer gets a makeover. More >>

$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 >>

 

 

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