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By-election for Mauao Māori Constituency

Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 10:54 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Nominations for candidates seeking election as a Bay of Plenty Regional Councillor for the Mauao Māori Constituency will open next Monday 16 January, when a by-election for the Constituency is formally publicly notified. More >>

Bus fares to rise from next Monday

Monday, 2 January 2017, 2:03 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bus fares to rise from next Monday 2 January 2017 Bus fares on all Bay of Plenty public transport services will rise five (5) percent from Monday next week, affecting Bayhopper Tauranga, Cityride Rotorua and all rural services such as Bayhopper Eastern ... More >>

New barge to strengthen Regional Councils fleet

Friday, 30 December 2016, 3:06 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

After a lengthy tender process, which attracted interest from overseas, Regional Council have contracted McMullen & Wing to design and build their new multi role vessel. More >>

Historic imagery website clicks into place

Friday, 30 December 2016, 3:05 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Has the street where you live changed over the years? Perhaps it’s gone from just having a few houses to having lots. Or maybe it didn’t even exist 50 years ago! More >>

Kindergarten children rewarded silver

Friday, 30 December 2016, 3:04 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Greerton Village Kindergarten hosted a breakfast last week (SUBS: December 13) with children, teachers, parents, grandparents, volunteers and supporters to celebrate becoming a Silver Enviroschool. More >>

25 hectares of heritage for Christmas

Friday, 30 December 2016, 3:03 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty residents will become the proud owners of 25 hectares of historic pa sites and future park land next year, following the signing of a land purchase agreement by Bay of Plenty Regional Council this week. More >>

ANZ Auto Parts fined for discharging fluids onto the ground

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 12:45 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Vehicle dismantlers, ANZ Auto Parts Limited, have been fined $38,000 for discharging motor oil and fluids onto the ground at the property they leased in Ngongotaha. The charges are related to discharging contaminants onto or into land in circumstances ... More >>

Safe swimming data now online

Monday, 19 December 2016, 2:10 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Want to know what areas are safe for swimming in the Bay of Plenty? Now you can find out, with the launch of ‘Can I swim here?’ data on New Zealand’s leading environmental monitoring website. More >>

Kopeopeo Canal Community Group welcomes new Chair

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 3:03 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

At the last Community Liaison Group meeting for the year held on Tuesday 13 December, a new person (but a familiar face around Whakatāne) was elected to the position of Chair. John Puller was nominated and has accepted the role of Chair of the Kopeopeo ... More >>

Data issues resolved the old fashioned way

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 2:44 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Last week, Bay of Plenty Regional Council advised that there were some gaps in on the Live Monitoring website due to radio interference causing a number of issues with the gathering of data from remote sites. More >>

Trading in your old for new

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 3:33 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

No, Regional Council is not talking about trading in your dearly beloved. It’s your lifejackets they’re interested in and, alongside Coastguard’s Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade team, will be at Sulphur Point boat ramp this Sunday from 8am - 11am to do ... More >>

November 2016 State of the Environment

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 12:09 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

It’s fitting we’re kicking off our recreational water quality report because there’s a fair chance you were looking for somewhere to cool your cuddly bits. November brought us the first day post winter we cracked the 30°C mark. A spring-fest ... More >>

Sea lettuce collection started

Monday, 5 December 2016, 9:17 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

800 tonnes of sea lettuce was collected from the Matua/Otumoetai foreshore in Tauranga Harbour last week. It’s the first collection for summer, co-ordinated by Bay of Plenty Regional and Tauranga City Councils. More >>

A champion has fallen - Kua hinga he totara nui

Friday, 2 December 2016, 12:48 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Chair, Councillors and staff have expressed their sadness at the passing of Councillor Awanui Black on Wednesday. More >>

Regional Council committees appointed

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 3:56 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s committee structure for the 2016-2019 Triennium has been confirmed following the appointment of Doug Leeder as the Regional Council Chairman and Jane Nees as the Deputy Chair. More >>

New efforts for Ongare waterways

Monday, 28 November 2016, 1:58 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Local creeks at Ongare Point are getting a makeover thanks to a newly formed volunteer group that are helping to care for Te Awanui (Tauranga Harbour). More >>

Health warning issued for Lake Rotoehu

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 3:37 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

MEDIA RELEASE Health warning issued for Lake Rotoehu A health warning has been issued for Lake Rotoehu as routine monitoring results provided by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council have confirmed a bloom of potentially toxic blue-green algae. “The health ... More >>

Waitao community celebrates success

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 12:05 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Locals from Tauranga’s Waitao community gathered together last night to celebrate and see the 2016 National River Story Award that they won at the Morgan Foundation River Awards ceremony in Wellington earlier this month. More >>

Interference causes gaps in Council data

Monday, 21 November 2016, 1:24 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Regular users of Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Live Monitoring website may notice a number of gaps in the data as radio interference causes a number of issues. More >>

Salty sea dog back for more

Friday, 18 November 2016, 2:02 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Noel has just clocked up his 21st year with the Regional Council. Compare that to his 70 years boating experience though, and it doesn’t seem that long at all. More >>

 

 

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