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Less coffee leaving for the landfill

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 10:25 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Groups diverting rubbish from the landfill are being encouraged to apply for their share of an annual fund administered by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. With $50,000 available, the Waste Resources Advisory Group (WRAG) is looking forward to ... More >>

Toolkit to prepare marae for emergency launched

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 1:59 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) staff from across the country assembled at Te Mānuka Tutahi marae in Whakatāne to launch the Marae Emergency Preparedness Planning Toolkit. More >>

Nga Potiki dig in for Tauranga Harbour

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 11:53 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Landowners from the Pirihima Whānau Trust started work yesterday to stop sediment and nutrients running off their farmland and into Te Awanui Tauranga Harbour, and to improve local water quality and wildlife habitat. More >>

BoP Regional Council a finalist in EXCELLENCE Awards

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 11:40 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s innovative Ōhiwa Harbour Strategy Implementation project is a finalist in the 2016 Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards. More >>

Make time for Coast Care

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 10:33 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Fresh air, good company and great beaches are just some of the rewards that Coast Care volunteers can reap from helping out with a few hours of dune planting on a Sunday morning. More >>

Annual Lake Rotoiti drawdown to begin

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 11:07 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The annual drawdown of lake Rotoiti will commence on Monday, June 20 and will see the lake drop 100mm below its normal operating range. More >>

Bay of Plenty air quality data now available

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 10:40 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Air quality monitoring information is now available on the Land, Air, Water, Aotearoa (LAWA) website. This enables people to read about efforts to improve air quality in the Bay of Plenty by providing access to monitoring data recorded at sites within ... More >>

50,000 plants for Papahikahawai

Monday, 13 June 2016, 3:48 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Papahikahawai Island landowners and tangata whenua joined forces yesterday with Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff, and volunteers from the Maketū Fire Brigade, Maketū School and Maketū Surf Lifesaving Club, to plant 3400 native plants on Papahikahawai ... More >>

Small lifestyle block owners’ help sought for guide

Monday, 13 June 2016, 10:57 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is looking for owners of small lifestyle blocks to help develop a guide for good land nutrient management practices. More >>

Bay of Plenty residents help shape bylaw

Tuesday, 7 June 2016, 10:34 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Thousands of people use this regions harbours, lakes and rivers for a wide range of activities every day. The Navigation Safety Bylaw sets the rules which help ensure these activities can co-exist safely and after six months of early engagement with ... More >>

Environmental projects given a boost

Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 10:50 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Groups behind projects that reduce, reuse or recycle can now apply for a financial boost. The annual $50,000 fund is administered by the Regional Council and any group with a project that that promotes and progresses the Regional Waste and Resource ... More >>

Gypsy Day risk for Bay of Plenty farms

Monday, 30 May 2016, 11:11 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council biosecurity staff are warning local landowners to check that machinery is clean and stock are empty before allowing them through their gates this Gypsy Day. More >>

Dig in for Pāpāmoa planting days

Monday, 30 May 2016, 10:53 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Members of the public are invited to roll up their sleeves for a good cause at Papamoa Hills this long weekend. With around 2500 native plants ready to go into the ground, Regional Council is hoping people get behind this revegetation project. More >>

Dairy farmers take action to protect water

Friday, 20 May 2016, 11:02 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Minimising phosphorous run-off, better managing storm water and preventing down-stream erosion are just some of the benefits a Rerewhakaaitu farmer will soon realise, thanks to a recently constructed detainment bund. More >>

Young voices on big issues

Friday, 20 May 2016, 10:44 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Air quality and sea level rise were the hot topics of conversation between students and local government leaders in Tauranga yesterday. More >>

Checks for pond pests

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 11:17 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council contractors will be door-knocking in Oropi, Ohauiti and Welcome Bay this month, to check ponds and water features for aquatic pests. More >>

Ōpōtiki announces successful applicants for harbour design

Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 2:08 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Following an extraordinary meeting of Opotiki District Council earlier this week, the Mayor announced the final two successful applicants who will be entering the competitive design and construction phase for the Ōpōtiki Harbour. More >>

Community engagement sessions to discuss air quality

Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 10:56 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Ensuring the region’s air quality is improved and protected for current and future generations is the focus of a series of upcoming workshops and open days run by Bay of Plenty Regional Council. More >>

Hovercraft trial in Tauranga Harbour

Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 10:53 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is trialling an innovative new solution to reducing mangrove spread in Tauranga Harbour this week. Auckland-based company Fieldmaster designed the solution which is a purpose-built hovercraft fitted with a mangrove ... More >>

Mobil fined over oil spill

Monday, 16 May 2016, 4:32 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council prosecution against Mobil Oil New Zealand Limited for discharging a contaminant into water under sections 338 (1)(a) and 15(1)(a) of the Resource Management Act. More >>

 

 

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