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Geotechnical drilling underway in Edgecumbe

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 4:23 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Work is currently underway on College Road in Edgecumbe to get a detailed picture of what lies beneath the surface to help plan for the building of a new permanent stopbank. More >>

Flood repairs taking time

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 12:10 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Now two months since the major flooding events of April, Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Rivers and Drainage Manager reminded the rural community that flood works would take time and repairs were moving as quickly as possible. More >>

A healthier future for Thornton Lagoon

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 12:07 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The last few years have seen some significant changes to Okorero, with a healthier and more natural future for aquatic life in the lagoon. More >>

River flows back to raftable levels after high flows

Monday, 12 June 2017, 12:18 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Users on the Kaituna River, particularly rafting companies, will be pleased to see river flows back to raftable levels last week after 72 days of high flows. More >>

More fish for Maketū

Friday, 9 June 2017, 4:14 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Two causeways have been removed from Papahikahawai Creek this week, allowing natural tidal flows into 13 hectares of Te Awa o Ngatoroirangi/Maketū Estuary for the first time in 54 years. More >>

Preserving the Kaituna River for future generations

Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 9:51 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The waters of the Kaituna River and its many tributaries play a pivotal role in many lives of Bay of Plenty residents, and community members can now influence the document that will help enhance the river’s future well-being. More >>

Waiotahe pipi beds contamination source results returned

Monday, 29 May 2017, 3:33 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Results of recent faecal source tracking carried out on water samples from the Waiōtahe catchment point to ruminant animals as the likely cause of E.coli contamination in the estuary. More >>

Fund now open to all Lake Rotorua catchment land owners

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 9:44 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A $40 million fund aimed at reducing the amount of nitrogen entering Lake Rotorua is now open to all landowners in the Lake Rotorua catchment with nitrogen to sell, no matter how big or small their property is. More >>

Kopeopeo sites take shape

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 12:59 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The large fences and dust cloth on the corner of SH30 and Kope Drain Road outside Whakatāne marks the start of construction of Containment Site 1 (CS1) for the Kopeopeo Canal Remediation Project. More >>

Independent review into Edgecumbe stopbank failure

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 9:39 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Sir Michael Cullen today announced the membership and terms of reference for the independent review of the Rangitāiki River Scheme and its management. More >>

Perspective on big weather events in April

Friday, 19 May 2017, 2:52 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A recent paper presented to Bay of Plenty Regional Council provided some perspective on the size of the side-by-side storm events that struck the Bay of Plenty in April this year. More >>

Youth Jam aims to enable the next generation of leaders

Monday, 15 May 2017, 1:50 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Stopping the spread of pests will be the focus at Taiohi-Taiao/Youth Jam this year, with students from across the Bay of Plenty uniting in Rotorua to tackle pest issues in the region. More >>

Smoky fires already a burning issue this Winter

Monday, 8 May 2017, 10:26 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Smoky outdoor fires brought in a significant number of complaints to the Regional Councils Pollution Hotline last week, despite the winter fire Season having only just opened 1st May. More >>

Wettest ever April delays Pāpāmoa Hills Park re-opening

Tuesday, 2 May 2017, 1:44 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Efforts to rebuild the main walking access track at Pāpāmoa Hills Regional Park have been delayed due to the combined effects of Cyclones Debbie, Cook and the wettest April in Te Puke since records began in 1973. More >>

Regional Council to sell heritage building

Tuesday, 2 May 2017, 10:23 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

One of Whakatāne’s most well-known buildings is set to go on the market later this year, as Bay of Plenty Regional Council announces plans to sell the Commercial Hotel. More >>

Okere Gates still fully open

Friday, 28 April 2017, 10:28 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Okere Gates remain fully open following the recent heavy rain in the Bay of Plenty, which saw Rotorua’s lakes reach unprecedented levels. More >>

Environmental focus for Regional House refurbishment

Friday, 28 April 2017, 10:26 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Rainwater harvesting, solar power, a wind turbine and the ability for the public to see the energy savings being made are some of the features being incorporated into Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s refurbishment of its Tauranga Regional House ... More >>

Native fish monitoring showing promising results

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 3:16 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Findings in a national report on freshwater have confirmed Bay of Plenty’s decision to invest $24 million each year into working with locals to protect and improve our rivers, lakes, streams and aquifers. More >>

Not too late to have your say on pest management

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 1:32 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Controlling pests is vital in helping protect the health of individuals, our native ecosystems, businesses and livelihoods; which is why the Bay of Plenty Regional Council wants your input in developing the next Regional Pest Management Plan (RPMP). More >>

New rules for coastal consents

Friday, 21 April 2017, 10:18 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

New rules to care for the Bay of Plenty’s coastal environment are now in place. Bay of Plenty Regional Council gave public notice last week that the rules in its new Regional Coastal Environment Plan would have legal effect from Wednesday 12 April ... More >>

 

 

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