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Tongan Shockwave Detected In Bay Of Plenty

Friday, 21 January 2022, 9:52 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council live monitoring sites picked up the exact time the shockwave from the Tongan eruption hit Tauranga Harbour. Monitoring sites also recorded evidence of tsunami waves in the Bay of Plenty – something Data Services Manager ... More >>

Environmental Fund Makes Onepū Wetland Accessible

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 10:27 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Onepū Wetland and Mountain Bike Park is now accessible to powered wheelchair users and the mobility challenged thanks to Bay of Plenty Regional Council funding. The Edgecumbe Lions Club made a successful application to the Regional Council’s ... More >>

Native Tree Numbers On The Rise In Bay Of Plenty

Wednesday, 22 December 2021, 2:25 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The 775,000 native trees and shrubs planted by Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana and volunteers in the past financial year are expected to remove 307,515 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere over the next 80 years. Figures from the Ministry ... More >>

Busy Bay Waterway To Have Extra Safety Measures Put In Place

Friday, 17 December 2021, 8:05 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

An increase in harbour users, both on and in the water, has prompted the Bay of Plenty Regional Council to put safety measures around one of New Zealand’s most iconic landmarks. The council’s maritime team are trialling the installation of ... More >>

New Bay Of Plenty Roadmap For Pest Management Now Fully Operative

Monday, 13 December 2021, 1:49 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s new Regional Pest Management Plan (RPMP) 2020 - 2030 became fully operative on Tuesday 7th December. The RPMP sets the rules and framework for how pests like wallabies, woolly nightshade, and catfish are excluded, ... More >>

Toihuarewa – Waimāori Chair In Lake And Fresh Water Science Appointment Confirmed

Monday, 13 December 2021, 10:47 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The University of Waikato with financial support from Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council has appointed Dr Deniz Özkundakci to the position of Toihuarewa – Waimāori Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chair in Lake and Fresh Water Science. The Lake and ... More >>

Kaituna River Velocity Mapped Over 16 Hours

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 1:37 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff spent 16 continuous hours punting slowly back and forth across the Kaituna River last week carrying out some critical work. From dawn until dusk the Data Service Collection Team used sonar technology mounted on ... More >>

Community Led Climate Change Projects Get A Boost

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 9:54 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Two community led climate change adaptation projects have received funds from Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council this week to explore the future impact on their community and begin planning. Successful applicant Ngai Tamawhariua will be exploring ... More >>

Regional Council Keeps Eye On Rivers

Thursday, 11 November 2021, 1:16 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

  Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana is keeping a close eye on river and groundwater levels as we head into summer off the back of two very dry years. The last two summers have seen some streams in the Bay of Plenty reach their lowest ... More >>

Brighter Future For Whakatane Whitebait

Thursday, 4 November 2021, 11:49 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A new trial on the Whakatāne River may soon see a better future for inanga (whitebait) populations. Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council is trialing creating inanga spawning habitat directly upstream from the ponds it has already constructed as a ... More >>

Regional Council Keeps Staff Ready For Flooding

Thursday, 28 October 2021, 9:55 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Close to 60 people attended a refresher flood monitoring course at Bay of Plenty Regional Council last week. Flood monitors are people who are trained in stopbank inspections and who report back with real time information to the regional council’s ... More >>

Refreshed Bus Network Launching In Tauranga On 15 November

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 12:59 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

More direct travel and more convenient services are part of the new refreshed bus network being launched on Monday 15th November, following community consultation. Passengers in Tauranga City, Mount Maunganui, Pāpāmoa and Te Puke will have new ... More >>

Sleeper Pests Woken Up By Climate Change

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 9:06 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Turtles could become the Bay’s next major pest due to a warming climate. Red-eared slider turtles are one of many “sleeper pests” that Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council fears high summer temperatures may turn into a major threat to native ecosystems. ... More >>

Transport Key To Reducing Regional Carbon Emissions

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 2:27 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

New data released by Statistics New Zealand shows that Bay of Plenty carbon emissions grew by 4.4 percent in 2019. The national average was an increase of 2.1 percent. The report shows the rise in emissions in Bay of Plenty is primarily due to increases ... More >>

Community relationships key to Council’s biosecurity success

Friday, 10 September 2021, 2:39 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Nearly a year after the 2020 – 2030 Regional Pest Management Plan became operative Bay of Plenty Regional Council is on track to hit all of its targets. The end of year report that went to its Monitoring and Operations Committee meeting this week ... More >>

Dust on the decline in Mount industrial area

Tuesday, 7 September 2021, 3:42 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Air quality data shows that dust pollution is on the decline in the Mount Maunganui industrial area. Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council expanded their monitoring network in this area in November 2018. Since then there has been a steady decline ... More >>

Wastewater discharges lead ot $63,000 in fines

Tuesday, 24 August 2021, 12:52 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council prosecuted CPB Contractors Pty Limited (CPB) for wastewater discharges caused by construction damage on the Baypark to Bayfair Link Project, resulting in a fine of $63,000 CPB, as the head contractor with overall ... More >>

Council Keen To Get Youth To Say 'YIP'

Tuesday, 10 August 2021, 10:21 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council is on the hunt for keen 16–25-year-olds to participate in decision-making and action. Applications opened yesterday to recruit a dozen environmental warriors to become a part of its new Youth Involvement Project ... More >>

Regional Community To Benefit From 3D Mapping Data

Thursday, 5 August 2021, 12:27 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The first set of highly accurate 3D mapping data for the Bay of Plenty has been released as part of the Provincial Growth Fund LiDAR elevation data capture project, improving Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s ability to more accurately model natural ... More >>

Council Takes Action On Climate Change

Wednesday, 4 August 2021, 3:30 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The more we do to cut carbon emissions and build resilience now, the better off we’ll be in the future. That’s the driving force behind Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s revised Climate Change Action Plan which was adopted today. ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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