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Stranded cutter re-floated

Friday, 29 August 2014, 2:47 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The pilothouse cutter Checkmate which grounded on Motuhoura (Whale Island) near Whakatane last Friday has been re-floated, and has been towed to Tauranga. More >>

The future of the Rangitāiki River

Friday, 29 August 2014, 1:37 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The public are invited to have their say on their vision for the future of the Rangitāiki River. The Rangitāiki River Forum is now seeking feedback on the draft Rangitāiki River Document, “Te Ara ō Rangitāiki - Pathways of the Rangitāiki”. More >>

Harbour Master Checks Grounded Vessel

Friday, 22 August 2014, 2:28 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is investigating an unmanned boat which has dragged its anchor and gone ashore on the southwestern shore of Motuhoura (Whale Island) near Whakatane. More >>

Last call for coastal plan input

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 10:31 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Public submissions on the Proposed Bay of Plenty Regional Coastal Environment Plan close at 4pm this Friday 22 August. More >>

Lace bug helping with woolly nightshade war

Monday, 18 August 2014, 11:05 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has been testing out a new weapon to fight the pest plant woolly nightshade. The results are looking promising especially for forest owners. More >>

Council pleased with funding for Kopeopeo Canal remediation

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 4:10 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is pleased with the announcement from the Minister for the Environment today that additional funding would be available to progress the remediation of the Kopeopeo Canal near Whakatāne. More >>

Regional Council investigates harbour rosin spill

Monday, 11 August 2014, 4:18 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is investigating a rosin spill on Saturday night after a hose split while a ship was bunkering crude tall oil or rosin at Mount Maunganui’s tanker berth terminal. More >>

Bay of Plenty Regional Council: Resource Consent Numbers

Saturday, 9 August 2014, 11:04 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Chairman of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Douglas Leeder, announced today that the Council had received in excess of 150 submissions from the public on the Application made by the Astrolabe Community Trust to leave the remains of the MV ... More >>

No rubbish applications to new waste fund!

Friday, 8 August 2014, 1:45 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A new fund to assist waste initiatives from businesses, industry, councils and community groups has attracted a large number of innovative applications since it opened. More >>

Divers go deep to clean up Pilot Bay waters

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 1:18 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Volunteer divers are taking on wintery water in Pilot Bay later this month to clean up the mess that others left behind. About 20 divers and supporters are involved in the Project Aware event to remove rubbish that accumulates underwater in the harbour ... More >>

Videos aim to keep boaties safe over bars

Wednesday, 6 August 2014, 1:36 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Waikato Regional Council have joined forces to make the riskiest of navigation actions safer for boaties. More >>

Timetable changes to Rotorua’s Cityride bus network

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 10:42 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Changes to Rotorua’s Cityride bus timetables take place on Monday, 11 August – and are designed to help ease congestion in the city centre and make it easier for bus users to get around the city. More >>

Lake warning signs translated to keep visitors safe

Monday, 4 August 2014, 10:26 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Warning signs at Rotorua lakes have been translated into German and Mandarin to ensure tourists and visitors are alerted to danger spots in the lakes. Bay of Plenty Regional Council has had translations made of the English language danger signs warning of ... More >>

Spray season begins for kiwifruit growers

Monday, 4 August 2014, 10:24 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The spray season for kiwifruit growers starts this month, and Bay of Plenty Regional Council is working with the industry to minimise spray drift. More >>

Local schools help care for Tauranga Harbour

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 10:20 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Eleven students from Te Whare Kura o Mauāo planted 450 native plants along the banks of the Wairoa River yesterday. More >>

Further funding secured for Tauranga CBD campus

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 5:25 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The prospect of a new, purpose-built shared tertiary campus has now moved closer with the announcement of up to $15 million funding from the Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust to expand Tertiary Education in Tauranga. More >>

Keeping stock off stopbanks prevents damage

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 10:21 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

As the winter weather and heavy rain sets in, Bay of Plenty Regional Council again reminds rural communities to keep grazing stock off stopbanks to ensure the stopbanks are best able to perform their function. More >>

Sludge on beach a natural occurrence

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 10:19 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

An unusual brown sludge is nothing for eastern Bay of Plenty residents to worry about, according to Bay of Plenty Regional Council. Following recent queries from members of the public, the Regional Council confirmed that the foam and sludge on eastern ... More >>

Want to know what’s under your feet?

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 10:56 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Your smartphone can now tell you. Bay of Plenty Regional Council and GNS Science have collaborated to develop an interactive portal which provides instant access to information on Bay of Plenty groundwater systems and geology. More >>

Last days to apply for waste initiatives funding

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 11:28 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

If you’ve got a good idea to get rid of waste, time is running out to apply for funding to get it off the ground. The Waste Resources Advisory Group (WRAG), administered by Bay of Plenty Regional Council, launched a new $50,000 fund last month to help ... More >>

 

 

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