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$310K available for environmental efforts

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 12:05 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Locals wanting to help care for land, air, water or wildlife in the Bay of Plenty are being invited to apply to the $310,000 Bay of Plenty Regional Council 2016/17 Environmental Enhancement Fund. More >>

One man’s trash, another woman’s treasure

Friday, 19 August 2016, 11:39 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A specialised sewing machine, recycling bins and help to divert food from the landfill is some of the equipment and projects for 2016 that will receive funding through a $50K waste reduction initiative. Administered by the Regional Council, the Waste ... More >>

Regional Council hosts Vanuatu Prime Minister

Monday, 15 August 2016, 11:04 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

His Excellency Charlot Salwai, Prime Minister of Vanuatu visited with councillors and staff at Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Tauranga Office yesterday. More >>

Black willows in the Bay

Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 10:17 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A black sooty covering over the trunks and branches of willows around the Bay of Plenty is becoming a regular sight and may have flow-on effects for bee-keepers, gardeners and councils that use the tree for riverbank stabilisation work. More >>

Kiwifruit spray season starts

Thursday, 4 August 2016, 11:42 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff are encouraging open dialogue between kiwifruit growers and their neighbours as the kiwifruit spray season starts this month. More >>

Floating yellow computer back at sea

Monday, 1 August 2016, 2:45 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s favourite water dweller, the wave buoy, is back at sea ready to share its watery insights in time for spring and summer. More >>

Pond owners help fight pests

Monday, 25 July 2016, 3:51 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Tauranga and Katikati homeowners have been helping to stop the spread of aquatic pests by assisting Bay of Regional Council contractors in their checks of ornamental ponds and water features. More >>

Ugh! What’s that sludge on our beaches?

Friday, 22 July 2016, 11:41 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Recent comments from members of the public and photos seen around social media have got people talking again about the green brown scum found on eastern bay beaches. Bay of Plenty Regional Council explains that what you can see is not “cow poo” ... More >>

Mixed bag when it comes to submissions

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 12:40 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Those interested in how the ‘rules of the road at sea’ are set recently had the opportunity to have their say. Submissions for the proposed Navigation Safety Bylaw closed on Thursday 7 July and in total 217 submissions were received. Hearings will ... More >>

Estuary neighbours need help

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 12:28 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Muddy fun and a healthier harbour are being promoted at the Waimapu Estuary Care Group community open day this Sunday 17 July near Fraser Cove in Tauranga. More >>

Hui on why the wai is important

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 12:27 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Te Mauri o Te Wai – the life supporting capacity of water, its significance to Māori and our regional communities is on the agenda of a regional Māori conference in Rotorua from July 21-22. More >>

Councils collaborate on carbon

Friday, 8 July 2016, 3:36 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Councillors and staff from Bay of Plenty Regional, Tauranga City and Western Bay of Plenty District Councils are forming a united front to tackle community concerns about climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. More >>

Second attempt to achieve lake drawdown

Friday, 8 July 2016, 10:47 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The annual drawdown of Lake Rotoiti will re-commence at 5pm on July 10following the postponement of a first attempt in June due to weather. More >>

Further submissions sought on lake rules

Monday, 4 July 2016, 10:40 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

There is still time to have a say on the proposed Lake Rotorua Nutrient Management rules, with a further submission phase giving the community an opportunity to provide feedback on what has been said to-date. More >>

Like trying to tango in a tent

Friday, 1 July 2016, 2:56 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Most accidents on the water occur suddenly with no warning. When that happens it maybe too late to try to find and put on a lifejacket. Earlier today, four Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff tried this for themselves when they jumped into a pool ... More >>

Keeping stock off stopbanks prevents damage

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 10:54 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council again reminds rural communities to keep grazing stock off stopbanks as winter sets in, so the structures can fully achieve their intended purpose. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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