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Oil sighted 5th Feb 2016 at Tauranga Bridge Marina

Saturday, 6 February 2016, 5:03 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A media statement was issued yesterday (Friday 5th February) that Bay of Plenty Regional Council was responding to a report of a minor diesel spill at the Tauranga Bridge Marina. More >>

Mminor diesel spill

Friday, 5 February 2016, 4:24 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is currently responding to a report of a minor diesel spill at the Tauranga Bridge Marina. The spill is spread over an area around 6m. More >>

Pest parrot search in Katikati

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 10:16 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is asking for help from the public to track down two rainbow lorikeets seen recently in pine trees near a Wainui South Road orchard in Katikati. More >>

Boaties rewarded for getting on board with the rules

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 11:48 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

It’s always nice to be acknowledged for doing the right thing, and that’s exactly what the Bay of Plenty Maritime Team are doing in the Rotorua Lakes area thanks to their local Burger Fuel joint. They are recognising those who have been following ... More >>

Boating rules for the bay reviewed

Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 10:38 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty’s harbours, lakes and rivers are used by thousands of people every day for a wide range of activities. Regional Council is currently reviewing the rules that help to ensure these activities can co-exist safely, and they want your input. More >>

Reef gives up another piece

Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 10:28 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The current sea conditions have dislodged further geotextile material from the artificial surf reef at Mt Maunganui, with another piece being found at Mauao today. The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is currently assessing the options for removal, and will ... More >>

Orchards to be registered for use of bulk pesticides

Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 10:12 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Orchard owners across the Bay of Plenty are being contacted by the Regional Council this week about their property being added to the Hazardous Activities and Industries List (HAIL) register. They join more than 3000 kiwifruit orchards already registered ... More >>

Smooth recovery of capsized waka

Friday, 22 January 2016, 5:13 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A waka that overturned crossing the Whakatāne bar this morning has been successfully recovered. More >>

Protection order over Pee Jay V issued

Friday, 22 January 2016, 3:35 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has issued a protection order over Pee Jay V in order to preserve and protect evidence. Bay of Plenty Regional Council is asking for people to respect this. More >>

Travel Options for Maketū Residents Increasing

Friday, 22 January 2016, 1:56 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Options for travelling between Maketū and Tauranga are about to improve, with the introduction of two trial services to the Bay of Plenty’s public transport network. More >>

Volunteers work hard to protect harbour

Friday, 22 January 2016, 10:23 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Efforts to protect and enhance Ōhiwa Harbour are ongoing and the community has many dedicated volunteers to thank for the progress made so far. More >>

Bay Of Plenty Identifies Material Washed Ashore Ōmanu

Thursday, 21 January 2016, 3:37 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Further to our media statement yesterday we can now confirm the geotextile material that washed ashore at Ōmanu was part of the artificial Mount surf reef. Regional Council is currently in the process of getting quotes for removing the remaining ... More >>

Oil spill training exercise

Thursday, 21 January 2016, 1:25 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

An oil spill training exercise will be held today at the Port of Tauranga to help maintain and build oil spill response capability amongst industry. Today’s exercise will involve testing a boom during a strong tide and if successful will mean industry ... More >>

Geotextile Material Washed Ashore

Wednesday, 20 January 2016, 5:09 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Earlier today, Bay of Plenty Regional Council were notified by Tauranga City Council that a large piece of geotextile material had washed ashore in Ōmanu. Regional Council Pollution Prevention staff are currently assessing the material to identify if it ... More >>

Shoreline Monitoring Update

Tuesday, 19 January 2016, 4:41 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council can confirm that there has not been any oily debris found on the Whakatāne coast from yesterdays’ fire on board the White Island Tour vessel PeeJayV. More >>

White Island Tour Incident – Environmental Update

Tuesday, 19 January 2016, 10:33 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is currently undertaking a shoreline assessment to ascertain any adverse effects from yesterdays’ fire on board the White Island Tour vessel PeeJayV. More >>

Warm weather prompts Rotorua lake blooms

Friday, 8 January 2016, 4:58 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The warm summer weather has prompted a notable visible increase in various algal blooms on parts of Lake Rotorua and Lake Tarawera. However, the latest test results from the Bay of Plenty Regional Council have not shown high levels of the potentially ... More >>

Lakes competition celebrates what we love

Monday, 28 December 2015, 12:16 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Share what you love about Rotorua’s beautiful lakes this summer and be in to win a GoPro HERO and two stand up paddleboard vouchers, with the #loveourlakes Facebook competition kicking off tomorrow, 29 December. More >>

Regional Council responding to damaged vessel

Wednesday, 23 December 2015, 4:04 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Earlier this morning, Bay of Plenty Regional Council was informed that a commercial fishing vessel in Tauranga Harbour was found to be taking on water. More >>

Summer of science for Tauranga Harbour

Monday, 21 December 2015, 12:55 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

While many locals and visitors relax on the beach this summer, Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s science team will be out collecting information to check on Tauranga Harbour health. More >>

 

 

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