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Motiti Protection Area Rules Signed Off By The Minister Of Conservation

Monday, 1 March 2021, 1:41 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Minister of Conservation has approved the Bay of Plenty Regional Coastal Environment Plan, resolving the two outstanding appeals relating to the Motiti Protection Area and Matakana Island. Bay of Plenty Regional Council has received notice that the ... More >>

Air And Wastewater Discharges Lead To $130,000 In Fines For Ziwi Limited

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 10:09 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Pet food manufacturer, Ziwi Limited, has been fined $66,000 for discharges of odour, and $64,000 for discharges of process wastewater from its pet food factory at 18 Boeing Place, Mount Maunganui. Bay of Plenty Regional Council prosecuted Ziwi for ... More >>

Regional Council Staff Responding To Diesel Spill

Saturday, 30 January 2021, 1:52 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Yesterday afternoon around 2pm Regional Council was notified of diesel sheen and odour coming from the Tauranga Bridge Marina. When our Maritime staff attended the scene the diesel had been traced to a vessel’s bilge and the leak had been stopped. ... More >>

Droughts And Floods – The Bay Of Plenty’s New Extremes

Monday, 18 January 2021, 11:26 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

This summer holiday season has been a contrast of extreme dry weather and water shortages in some rural areas, while other parts of the Bay experienced record-breaking rainfall and surface flooding, closing roads, overwhelming stormwater systems and ... More >>

New Rules For Boat Ramp Users A New Zealand First

Friday, 15 January 2021, 10:59 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

New rules to stop the spread of aquatic pests across the Bay of Plenty come in to force this summer with boat ramp users now required to self-certify that their vessels and trailers are free from freshwater fish and plant pests. Bay of Plenty Regional ... More >>

Dry Weather Takes Its Toll On Stream Flows In Rotorua Region

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 2:41 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council are implementing Level 2 of the Water Shortage Event Standard Operating Procedure for some streams with headwaters in the west-southwest of Rotorua. The New Year has brought some weather extremes to the Bay of Plenty, ... More >>

$58,000 Handed Down In Fines For Dairy Effluent Discharges In The Bay Of Plenty

Friday, 18 December 2020, 12:10 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A farm manager’s and farm owner’s failures to properly manage dairy effluent discharges at a Bay of Plenty farm have led to prosecution and a combined total of $58,100 in fines, $23,450 and $34,650 respectively. Kaimai Dairy Farm Limited, the ... More >>

Bay Of Plenty Streams Dropping Despite November Rain

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 3:58 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Dry conditions across the Bay of Plenty region this year are causing stream flows levels to drop, before the traditionally dry months of summer have even arrived. Although many parts of the region are not currently experiencing low flows because ... More >>

Bylaws Adopted To Protect People, Properties And Livelihoods

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 3:23 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council today voted to adopt the Flood Protection and Drainage Bylaws 2020, bringing to fruition an 18-month-long process of consultation, review, submissions and hearings. The new Bylaws come into force on 1 February 2021 ... More >>

Papamoa Hills Multi-million Dollar Upgrade Approved

Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 4:14 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council today approved the concept design stage of a major upgrade for Te Rae o Pāpāmoa / Pāpāmoa Hills Cultural Heritage Regional Park. The improvements will create a richer experience for visitors through construction ... More >>

Strong Praise For Regional Council Following Independent Review

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 1:05 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Experienced and balanced elected members, competent staff motivated to serve the public, and strong iwi partnerships are three areas highlighted in the CouncilMARK™ Independent Assessment Board's (IAB) latest report on the performance of Bay of Plenty ... More >>

Protecting Our Natives, One Thornton Kanuka At A Time

Monday, 7 December 2020, 3:17 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Two men are ensuring a coastal site of high ecological value will be preserved for future generations along Thornton Beach. Blake Barnfeild and Tom Armstrong have been clearing pest weeds between the sand dunes to protect an endemic plant - Thornton ... More >>

Volunteers Crucial Part Of Bay Environmental Work

Sunday, 6 December 2020, 2:28 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Each year thousands of volunteers lend a hand to Bay of Plenty Regional Council to ensure the local environment is looked after and protected for the future. In the last year alone, over 25,000 volunteer hours have been recorded across the region ... More >>

Surge In Bay Of Plenty Electric Vehicle Registration

Friday, 4 December 2020, 8:44 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The number of light electric vehicles registered in the Bay of Plenty region continues to grow with 647 on the roads at the end of 2019. The latest Regional Land Transport Plan Annual Report Card shows 271 light electric vehicles were registered in 2019 ... More >>

Tree Removal Will Benefit More Than Just The Waterways

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 12:42 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The removal of large eucalyptus trees along the Ngongotahā stream is progressing steadily and the funding provided has seen benefits including job creation for the local Rotorua community. The project is part of a wider programme to remove problem ... More >>

Rain Offers Some Relief But More Needed To Keep Drought At Bay

Thursday, 19 November 2020, 9:55 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The recent wet weather has seen a respite to the dry in the Bay of Plenty - but not enough to lift dry weather warnings yet. Rainfall recorded since the start of November has exceeded what was recorded for the whole of October and has provided ... More >>

Algal Bloom The First In 10 Years For Lake Rotorua

Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 3:57 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

It’s been 10 years since the last substantial algal bloom was recorded for Lake Rotorua, which occurred in 2010 near Hamurana. A small bloom was recorded near the Ohau channel in 2015. The recent health warning for the toxic algal blooms in Lake ... More >>

Council And Kiwifruit Industry Collaborate To Control Pest Plant

Friday, 30 October 2020, 12:07 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A new agreement has confirmed a decade of action against the pest plant wild kiwifruit as part of the efforts to control its spread in the Bay of Plenty. Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Kiwifruit Vine Health (KVH) will continue to work together to ... More >>

Kaituna Wetlands Getting A Helping Hand

Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 3:15 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

When New Zealand went into Level 4 lockdown earlier this year, James van der Maas was in Florida about to board another cruise ship – he had been a musician travelling the world for almost six years aboard luxury cruise lines. COVID-19 brought that ... More >>

Getting Our Heads Together On Climate Change Adaptation And Risk Assessment

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 4:34 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Representatives from across the Bay of Plenty gathered in Te Puke yesterday 19 October 2020 to start work on developing a plan for climate change adaptation and building climate resilience in our Bay of Plenty communities. Hosted by Toi Moana Bay of Plenty ... More >>