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Tauranga CBD campus a step closer

Monday, 25 May 2015, 10:15 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A tertiary campus in the centre of Tauranga is a step closer following the approval of a Heads of Agreement document. More >>

Symposium to explore innovative ways to reduce nitrogen

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 11:02 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Grow Rotorua are hosting a free symposium in June to explore economic and environmentally sustainable farming, and business opportunities for land use change in the Lake Rotorua catchment. More >>

Regional Council considers submissions to Long Term Plan

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 10:56 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Councillors are deliberating this week on 275 submissions and recommendations to the council’s Long Term Plan. More >>

Labour Environment spokeswoman visits cleanup command centre

Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 3:28 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Labour’s environment spokeswoman Dr Megan Woods visited Bay of Plenty Regional Council today to be briefed on progress in cleaning up last month’s oil spill at the Port of Tauranga. More >>

Kiwifruit orchards to be registered for spray use

Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 10:30 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is registering kiwifruit orchards across the region on its Hazardous Activities and Industries List (HAIL) database. More >>

Waste fund saves rubbish mountain from landfill

Monday, 11 May 2015, 10:45 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A new Bay of Plenty Regional Council fund has supported projects that have diverted more than 30 tonnes of waste from landfill, saved thousands in landfill fees and generated much-needed income for charitable trusts. More >>

Public feedback sought on Lake Tarawera

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 10:40 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A plan to restore water quality in Lake Tarawera has just been released for public input. More >>

Tauranga Harbour oil spill update 5

Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 12:40 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

• Clean-up operations continued at six key sites yesterday (Pilot Bay/Mauao base, Port wharf, Bridge Marina, Panepane Point at Matakana, Motuopuhi and Maungatapu). We’re making good progress but have returned to all sites today, with the focus ... More >>

Oil contained as cleanup continues

Monday, 4 May 2015, 11:03 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Most of the oil spilled in Tauranga Harbour from the Port of Tauranga last week has now been contained, with 21 tonnes of oiled debris collected. More >>

Keeping a close eye on harbour life

Sunday, 3 May 2015, 11:02 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Seagrass, sediment, cockles, mussels and other sea life will give Bay of Plenty Regional Council coastal scientists some answers soon about whether there will be any further effects on the environment of last week’s oil spill in Tauranga Harbour. More >>

Council calling for oil reports

Sunday, 3 May 2015, 10:39 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Oil spill clean-up crews led by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council are continuing their work to clean-up oil at Bridge Marina, the port wharf and Pilot Bay today. More >>

Tauranga Harbour oil spill update 4

Friday, 1 May 2015, 12:53 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A clean-up crew of approximately 70 people worked yesterday to clean up oil at Maungatapu and Bridge Marina and shoreline assessments continued. The workers included staff from Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Tauranga City Council, Ministry for Primary ... More >>

Iwi environmental management plan wins award

Friday, 1 May 2015, 10:50 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council-supported Tapuika Environmental Management Plan won an award at the New Zealand Planning Institute’s annual conference earlier this month. More >>

Open fire ban to save lives

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 5:40 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

It’s the number of deaths attributed to the city’s poor air quality in a 2007 study titled Health and Air Pollution in New Zealand. More >>

Tauranga Harbour oil spill update

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 12:06 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Iwi representatives and Bay of Plenty Regional Council oil response staff have met today with iwi representatives at the site of the oil cleanup on the Maungatapu foreshore to plan the next stage of the work. More >>

Tauranga Harbour oil spill update

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 9:01 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

• A great deal of hard work was successfully completed yesterday. Containment of the oil has been successful and we are progressing with the cleanup. More >>

Oil cleanup underway after spill

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 10:59 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff are out in boats and in the air checking Tauranga Harbour this morning following yesterday’s oil spill at the Port of Tauranga. More >>

Council tackling stop bank contamination

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 10:26 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is implementing control measures around part of the Kopeopeo Canal after recent laboratory data indicated there were elevated dioxins in stop bank surface soils. More >>

Bad weather hampers oil spill cleanup

Monday, 27 April 2015, 5:40 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Rain and high winds are creating problems for oil spill responders dealing with a heavy fuel oil spill in Tauranga Harbour. More >>

Health warning lifted for Lake Rotoehu

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 10:21 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The health warning issued in February for Lake Rotoehu has been lifted by the Medical Officer of Health. More >>

 

 

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