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Fund now open to all Lake Rotorua catchment land owners

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 9:44 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A $40 million fund aimed at reducing the amount of nitrogen entering Lake Rotorua is now open to all landowners in the Lake Rotorua catchment with nitrogen to sell, no matter how big or small their property is. More >>

Kopeopeo sites take shape

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 12:59 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The large fences and dust cloth on the corner of SH30 and Kope Drain Road outside Whakatāne marks the start of construction of Containment Site 1 (CS1) for the Kopeopeo Canal Remediation Project. More >>

Independent review into Edgecumbe stopbank failure

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 9:39 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Sir Michael Cullen today announced the membership and terms of reference for the independent review of the Rangitāiki River Scheme and its management. More >>

Perspective on big weather events in April

Friday, 19 May 2017, 2:52 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A recent paper presented to Bay of Plenty Regional Council provided some perspective on the size of the side-by-side storm events that struck the Bay of Plenty in April this year. More >>

Youth Jam aims to enable the next generation of leaders

Monday, 15 May 2017, 1:50 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Stopping the spread of pests will be the focus at Taiohi-Taiao/Youth Jam this year, with students from across the Bay of Plenty uniting in Rotorua to tackle pest issues in the region. More >>

Smoky fires already a burning issue this Winter

Monday, 8 May 2017, 10:26 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Smoky outdoor fires brought in a significant number of complaints to the Regional Councils Pollution Hotline last week, despite the winter fire Season having only just opened 1st May. More >>

Wettest ever April delays Pāpāmoa Hills Park re-opening

Tuesday, 2 May 2017, 1:44 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Efforts to rebuild the main walking access track at Pāpāmoa Hills Regional Park have been delayed due to the combined effects of Cyclones Debbie, Cook and the wettest April in Te Puke since records began in 1973. More >>

Regional Council to sell heritage building

Tuesday, 2 May 2017, 10:23 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

One of Whakatāne’s most well-known buildings is set to go on the market later this year, as Bay of Plenty Regional Council announces plans to sell the Commercial Hotel. More >>

Okere Gates still fully open

Friday, 28 April 2017, 10:28 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Okere Gates remain fully open following the recent heavy rain in the Bay of Plenty, which saw Rotorua’s lakes reach unprecedented levels. More >>

Environmental focus for Regional House refurbishment

Friday, 28 April 2017, 10:26 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Rainwater harvesting, solar power, a wind turbine and the ability for the public to see the energy savings being made are some of the features being incorporated into Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s refurbishment of its Tauranga Regional House ... More >>

Native fish monitoring showing promising results

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 3:16 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Findings in a national report on freshwater have confirmed Bay of Plenty’s decision to invest $24 million each year into working with locals to protect and improve our rivers, lakes, streams and aquifers. More >>

Not too late to have your say on pest management

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 1:32 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Controlling pests is vital in helping protect the health of individuals, our native ecosystems, businesses and livelihoods; which is why the Bay of Plenty Regional Council wants your input in developing the next Regional Pest Management Plan (RPMP). More >>

New rules for coastal consents

Friday, 21 April 2017, 10:18 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

New rules to care for the Bay of Plenty’s coastal environment are now in place. Bay of Plenty Regional Council gave public notice last week that the rules in its new Regional Coastal Environment Plan would have legal effect from Wednesday 12 April ... More >>

Large swells likely cause of Waihī Beach tuatua die-off

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 10:03 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Tests conducted by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, University of Waikato and the Ministry of Primary Industries, find the cause of the mass tuatua die-off at Waihī Beach mid-March was most likely due to the heavy swells the region experienced ... More >>

Improved ticketing for Bay of Plenty bus passengers

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 10:08 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bus passengers throughout the Bay of Plenty will reap the benefits of a new ticketing system being introduced in mid-2018. More >>

Get prepared with these steps

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 1:11 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Civil Defence is urging all coastal Bay of Plenty residents to be prepared for the impact of Cyclone Cook, and has provided a checklist of steps residents can take over the next few hours. More >>

Residents advised to prepare ahead of forecasted weather

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 10:29 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Heavy rain is expected to hit the Bay of Plenty from midday today and residents are being warned to take all necessary precautions. More >>

State of Emergency gets upgraded

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 3:01 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A local state of Emergency has been declared for the Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Management Group due to the expected arrival of Cyclone Cook in the next 48 hours and the current Severe Weather Warning. This supersedes the state of Emergency ... More >>

More rain on the way for Bay of Plenty

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 1:07 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Regional Council’s Flood Management Team is working with Metservice meteorologists around what this morning’s Bay of Plenty Severe Weather Warning will mean. More >>

LoveOurLakes Easter Hunt treats up for grabs

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 10:11 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Little #Rotorock hunters are in for an Easter treat these holidays, with 25 rocks hidden around Rotorua’s Lakes from the afternoon of Tuesday 11 April, 2017, waiting to be discovered and traded in for a special Easter package. More >>

 

 

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