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

Ballance fined $82,500 for sulphur dioxide leak

Monday, 16 July 2018, 4:33 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Ballance Agri-Nutrients has been fined $82,500 for an unauthorised discharge of contaminants, namely sulphur dioxide, into air from their fertiliser manufacturer plant in Mount Maunganui. Ballance pleaded guilty to the charge. More >>

Collaboration key to Environmental Programme success

Friday, 6 July 2018, 9:27 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

An Environmental Programme with far-reaching community benefits is guaranteed for another five years after yesterday’s signing of a multi-partner agreement. More >>

New strain of rabbit calicivirus confirmed in Bay of Plenty

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 3:04 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

27 June 2018 Testing of two wild rabbits found on a Rotoehu farm has confirmed the presence of the already identified new strain of the calicivirus in the Bay of Plenty. More >>

Community concerns help shape transport plan

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 2:20 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Major priority changes have been made in the Bay of Plenty Regional Land Transport Plan following public submissions. More >>

Creswell gets consent

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 4:45 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A proposal to expand the Otakiri Springs water bottling plant in eastern Bay of Plenty has today been granted consent by an independent hearing panel. Independent commissioners Rob van Voorthuysen and Antoine Coffin were appointed to hear and determine the resource ... More >>

Kopeopeo Project marks progress with public open day

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 8:29 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

This month, the Kopeopeo Canal Remediation Project is hosting a community open day, right on time to celebrate a significant marker point in progress of the clean-up. More >>

Ceremony to start Kaituna re-diversion works

Friday, 8 June 2018, 3:13 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A public ceremony including karakia (prayers) and speeches to mark the start of construction works for the Kaituna River Re-diversion and Te Awa o Ngatoroirangi Maketū Estuary Enhancement Project will be held at 8.00am on Tuesday 12 June. More >>

30,000 Plants for Pāpāmoa Hills Park in Bay of Plenty

Friday, 8 June 2018, 10:04 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty locals are being invited to help restore Pāpāmoa Hills Regional Park by helping out at upcoming planting days on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June. More >>

Cheaper bus fares for children, students and seniors

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 3:40 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

There is good news for some Rotorua Cityride bus users, with Bay of Plenty Regional Council introducing fare concessions from July 1. More >>

New forestry rules help manage environmental effects

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 11:13 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Forestry rules have been streamlined across the country in a move to make things clearer for those who work in the industry. The new rules, set by the Ministry for Primary Industries, apply to any forest of at least one hectare that has been planted ... More >>

Tauriko West Urban Limit notified

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 10:09 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

People can have their say on a proposed change to the Bay of Plenty Regional Policy Statement to amend the urban limits to include land at Tauriko West to support demand for new housing. More >>

Alerting systems to be tested

Monday, 21 May 2018, 3:32 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty residents are being asked to make sure they are subscribed to receive Civil Defence alerts before the Bay of Plenty CDEM group tests its systems on Thursdaymorning. More >>

Potential free school bus options to be explored

Monday, 14 May 2018, 10:28 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Bay of Plenty Public Transport committee is recommending partnering with Tauranga City Council and NZTA to do further analysis on whether public bus services could be made free for Tauranga school students. More >>

Tough decisions ahead for Regional Council

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 10:26 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Climate change, the management of pests and targeted rates affordability were key themes shared by submitters at Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Long Term Plan hearings, held last week. More >>

Forestry operator fined for reckless harvesting operation

Monday, 23 April 2018, 2:26 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A forest owner and harvesting company responsible for a 197 hectare pine forest in steep mountainous terrain south-east of Ōpōtiki have received a hefty fine for their environmental offending. The charges relate to disturbance of stream beds and ... More >>

Public meeting on Kaituna River re-diversion

Monday, 23 April 2018, 10:20 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Public information sessions will be held on Wednesday 2 May, ahead of work to partially re-divert freshwater flows from the Kaituna River into Te Awa o Ngatoroirangi (Maketū Estuary) starting this July. More >>

Heartfelt submissions for transport plan hearing panel

Friday, 13 April 2018, 11:02 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Personal and heartfelt stories were amongst more than 150 submissions that were verbally delivered to a hearing panel in Tauranga this week in relation to the draft Regional Land Transport Plan. More >>

Regions work together to fight wild rabbits

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 2:44 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Wild rabbits are pests that have a significant impact on the natural environment and agricultural industry. They can cause erosion, and destroy native vegetation and food sources. In large numbers they also impact crop production and young forestry ... More >>

New contractor and enhanced bus services for Tauranga

Monday, 9 April 2018, 1:46 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

New contractor and enhanced bus services for Tauranga and Te Puke Monday 9 April 2018 More >>

Boaties reminded to use lights at night

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 10:57 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Last month’s night time collision between a power and sail boat has led to a reminder from the Harbourmaster about the importance of having your boat well-lit at night. Skippers are required to ensure their vessel is well lit between sunset and sunrise ... More >>



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