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Regional Council welcomes report findings

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 2:12 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has today welcomed the release of Environment Aotearoa 2019 by the Ministry for the Environment. More >>

Ngongotahā Community Reference Group underway

Friday, 5 April 2019, 11:15 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Community Reference Group will help create an Action Plan to reduce the risk of and impact of future storm events in Ngongotahā. The group was set up in response to the Independent Review of the severe weather event in April 2018. More >>

Scientists survey lakes to build picture of underground heat

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 3:42 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Scientists are undertaking a novel electromagnetic survey of lakes in the Rotorua region to build a more complete picture of geothermal resources and volcanic hazards under the Bay of Plenty. More >>

Kaituna decision is only option to save lives

Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 11:15 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

After two deaths and at least one near miss on the lower Kaituna River, Bay of Plenty Regional Harbourmaster Peter Buell has announced his intention to close the Awesome, Gnarly and Smokey gorges in an effort to prevent further tragedy. More >>

Marine pests prompts hull cleaning rule rethink

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 2:54 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Bay of Plenty public are being asked for their views on whether a single set of vessel hull cleaning rules should be developed to help stop the spread of marine pests across New Zealand’s four busiest boating regions. More >>

Climate change, passenger transport and rescue services

Friday, 15 March 2019, 10:34 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty residents will be asked to provide their feedback on four key questions later this month when the Bay of Plenty Regional Council goes out for consultation on its 2019/20 Annual Plan. More >>

New land and sea vessel to improve maritime operations

Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 4:08 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A new multi-purpose vessel was added to Bay of Plenty’s maritime fleet after being blessed by local kaumatua Josh Te Kani at a special ceremony today. More >>

Plan Change 10, Science Review completed

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 10:45 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is on track with methods to improve the water quality of Lake Rotorua, according to a recent scientific review. More >>

Dredging work back underway on Kopeopeo Canal

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 4:10 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Another significant milestone has been achieved for the Kopeopeo Canal Remediation Project as dredging of the Canal resumes and water treatment works move to the second containment site at the Whakatāne River end of the Kopeopeo Canal. More >>

Rangitāiki River Scheme Review – recommendations actioned

Friday, 15 February 2019, 12:08 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Sixteen months after receiving the findings of the Rangitāiki River Scheme Review, the Bay of Plenty Regional Council has actioned all of the report recommendations. More >>

Geothermal research shines a light on what lies beneath

Friday, 1 February 2019, 10:04 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

GNS Science and Bay of Plenty Regional Council have been investigating volcanic hazards and deep geothermal energy resources in the Taupo Volcanic Zone for the last decade and can now share the latest findings to interested members of the public, at a meeting ... More >>

Rerewhakaaitu farmers managing nutrients to protect lakes

Thursday, 31 January 2019, 10:12 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Farmers from the Rerewhakaaitu community are taking practical steps to protect water quality in their local lakes. More >>

Speedy progress on Kaituna River re-diversion

Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 10:01 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Work by Bay of Plenty Regional Council and J Swap Contractors Ltd. to restore estuary health by returning freshwater flows from the Kaituna River into Te Awa o Ngātoroirangi Maketū Estuary is now ahead of schedule. More >>

Regional Council Crabby About Christmas Find

Friday, 21 December 2018, 4:02 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

This is the second discovery of the invasive pest in the Bay of Plenty region after two were caught near Matapihi Bridge during a pest surveillance survey conducted by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) earlier this year in January. More >>

Councils work together to regenerate local waterways

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 11:45 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

High priority works to improve stream health and repair erosion damage are progressing on several streams in the Rotorua area. More >>

Unwanted Christmas gift for Lake Rotorua

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 11:11 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The discovery of catfish in Lake Rotorua wasn’t the surprise that the Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff were hoping for this holiday season; however that’s what they got on Tuesday when six catfish were caught near Mokoia Island during biosecurity ... More >>

Trading Old for New

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 11:02 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Summer dawns and the ‘Old4New’ tour hits the road, reminding people to think hard and fast about the safety of friends and whānau, making sure their lifejackets are fit for purpose. More >>

Bus patronage increases for new network

Friday, 14 December 2018, 12:03 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bayhopper usage increased last week following the introduction of the new Tauranga and Western Bay bus network. More >>

Technology changes face of bus travel

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 11:23 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The numbers don’t lie – the days of the printed bus timetable appear to be numbered according to Bay of Plenty Regional Council. More >>

Civil Defence alert systems being tested this weekend

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 12:46 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Apps, alerts and some fixed sirens will be tested this weekend, as Bay of Plenty Emergency Management carries out their second alerting test of the year. More >>

 

 

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