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Still time to have a say on irrigation on the Plains

Wednesday, 7 May 2014, 1:30 pm | Environment Bay of Plenty

It’s hoped a survey will provide information about the level of interest in a community-led irrigation system on the Rangitāiki Plains. Rural landowners on the lower Rangitāiki Plains are being asked to complete the survey, to find out what interest there is ... More >>

Local Alcohol Policy proposed

Monday, 24 February 2014, 3:11 pm | Environment Bay of Plenty

Local Councils are now a step closer to having an Eastern Bay of Plenty Local Alcohol Policy. The Whakatāne, Ōpōtiki and Kawerau District Councils have been working collaboratively on the policy, which aims to reduce alcohol-related harm across the ... More >>

Improving lake good news for fisheries

Wednesday, 22 January 2014, 9:44 am | Environment Bay of Plenty

Lake Rotoiti water quality is the best it has been in decades and this can only be good for fisheries say experts from Fish & Game, NIWA and Bay of Plenty Regional Council. Regional Council General Manager Natural Resource Operations, Warwick Murray, ... More >>

Students and teams connect at rafting welcome

Thursday, 14 November 2013, 11:01 am | Environment Bay of Plenty

Students from Kawerau’s Tarawera High School, South School, and Pūtauaki School joined together on Wednesday to give a warm welcome to teams from across the world that have arrived in the Eastern Bay in the lead up to the 2013 Rafting World Rafting ... More >>

Geyser’s revival of international significance

Saturday, 12 October 2013, 11:26 am | Environment Bay of Plenty

Revival of Papakura Geyser in Rotorua’s Whakarewarewa geothermal valley may be a world first, Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chief Executive Mary-Anne Macleod says. More >>

Successful trial of boating restrictions at Lake Rotoma

Monday, 8 April 2013, 9:50 am | Environment Bay of Plenty

Positive feedback from a six month trial exclusion zone at Lake Rotoma could see a more permanent solution introduced in the future to manage diver safety during busy periods More >>

Further Sampling At Astrolabe Reef A Priority For Scientists

Thursday, 24 January 2013, 9:47 am | Environment Bay of Plenty

Further sampling is a priority for Rena Recovery scientists who have confirmed there are elevated levels of contaminants close to the Rena wreck on Otaiti (Astrolabe Reef). More >>

Jet ski safety focus for Bay of Plenty summer

Friday, 21 December 2012, 2:18 pm | Environment Bay of Plenty

Whitewater kayaking requires nerves of steel but Olympian Luuka Jones is the first to admit she gets nervous when she’s kayaking in the presence of jet skis. More >>

Fund expected to be hotly contested

Thursday, 25 October 2012, 9:27 am | Environment Bay of Plenty

A fund set up to kick-start the development of major infrastructure projects in the Bay of Plenty is likely to be oversubscribed when applications open next month. More >>

Public meeting on Rena environmental monitoring

Tuesday, 9 October 2012, 11:22 am | Environment Bay of Plenty

One year on from when Rena oil washed up on Bay of Plenty beaches, Rena Recovery will present initial environmental sampling results from along the coastline. More >>

Rena Recovery Newsletter Issue 5 One year on

Thursday, 4 October 2012, 10:21 am | Environment Bay of Plenty

This Friday is the one year anniversary of the grounding of the Rena. The past 12 months have seen hundreds of people working tirelessly to minimise the environmental impact from the Rena grounding. The effort from the community, iwi and response agencies ... More >>

Innovative thinking brings bright ideas to life

Thursday, 20 September 2012, 9:25 am | Environment Bay of Plenty

New uses for sea lettuce, using dairy effluent to fatten fish and a new clean-up method for Rotorua’s septic tanks – just some of the bright ideas Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff have come up with as they go about their day-to-day work. More >>

Recommendation to raise bus fares received

Tuesday, 3 July 2012, 11:34 am | Environment Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Public Transport Subcommittee has received a report recommending an increase to bus fares in the region. More >>

Rena Recovery Newsletter Issue 2

Friday, 29 June 2012, 9:28 am | Environment Bay of Plenty

It has been a busy couple of months for us with more work swinging into action. In this update, we have news on how we’re working with iwi, promising results from post-spill shellfish testing and details on the operations at the wreck site and ... More >>

Councils work together on reform in Bay

Friday, 27 April 2012, 9:14 am | Environment Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty Mayors and Chair decided to proactively work together and seek to be involved in discussions on the Central Government’s Better Local Government Reform. More >>

Achieving Sustainability in the Bay of Plenty

Wednesday, 14 March 2012, 11:37 am | Environment Bay of Plenty

Increasing fuel prices, worldwide food shortages, global financial crises, climate change… these current issues have one thing in common: the exploitation of natural resources to fuel economic growth. Following on from the success of last year’s ... More >>

Rena volunteers thanked for remarkable effort

Monday, 12 March 2012, 3:54 pm | Environment Bay of Plenty

Rena volunteers thanked for remarkable effort For immediate release: Monday 12 March 2012 A free sausage sizzle and some great local music made for a fun afternoon at the Rena volunteer thank you event held yesterday down at Main Mount beach. The event ... More >>

Changes to Tauranga bus services

Friday, 3 February 2012, 11:32 am | Environment Bay of Plenty

Some of Tauranga’s bus services are set to change from Monday 13 February and passengers are advised to check service details before travelling. More >>

Rotorua community supports weed control

Friday, 9 December 2011, 11:27 am | Environment Bay of Plenty

Rotorua businesses, iwi, lakeside communities and recreational bodies have strongly supported Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s weed control operations on Rotorua lakes. More >>

Workshop discusses new strategy for Rotorua lakes

Friday, 9 December 2011, 11:26 am | Environment Bay of Plenty

About 60 people from iwi groups, key stakeholders, community group representatives, district and regional councillors worked together to develop input into a new strategy for the Rotorua Te Arawa lakes. The strategy is an overall management policy document ... More >>

 

 

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