Bay of Plenty Regional Council - Latest News [Page 1]

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 >>

Kaituna River Re-diversion Project Receives Second Award For Excellence

Friday, 2 October 2020, 2:59 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Kaituna River Re-diversion and Te Awa o Ngatoroirangi / Maketū Estuary Enhancement Project was announced this week as the 2020 winner of the Terry Healy Coastal Project Award from the New Zealand Coastal Society (NZCS). The award acknowledges a coastal ... More >>

Regenerating The Land For Our Children's Future

Monday, 28 September 2020, 2:18 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A small Murupara-based company is simultaneously restoring papatūānuku, and young lives. The new recruits are among 220 people in the Eastern Bay of Plenty who have been helped back into employment through the Provincial Growth Fund’s $8.2m investment ... More >>

Improving fresh water quality one native plant at a time

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 1:45 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The first of more than 60,000 native plants have gone in the ground on properties which sit above the Kaiate Falls, to help improve water quality and increase biodiversity in the Waitao catchment. More >>

Week Of Activities To Kick Off Long Term Learning At Toi Moana

Friday, 11 September 2020, 4:36 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

For many organisations, Te Wiki o te Reo Māori has become an opportunity to take a week out of the year to celebrate, use and learn Te Reo Māori. This year, for Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council, it’s the opportunity to cement a new ... More >>

Council Unlocks COVID-fund Potential

Monday, 7 September 2020, 3:33 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has agreed a raft of recommendations to unlock the community resilience and job creation benefits of its COVID-19 ‘shovel-ready’ project funding. At its meeting on Thursday (3 September) Council approved budget ... More >>

COVID-19’s Economic Impact - Bay Faring Better Than Most

Friday, 28 August 2020, 2:53 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Recent economic data suggests that despite the significant early impacts of COVID-19, the Bay of Plenty’s economy is faring better than the country as a whole. A recent quarterly Infometrics report commissioned by Bay of Plenty Regional Council shows ... More >>

Regional Council Undertakes Work To Address Whareroa Marae Health Concerns

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 1:56 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has committed to investigating and addressing health concerns raised by the Whareroa Marae community in Mount Maunganui. The Bay of Plenty Regional Council met today (August 6) and discussed the current situation and future ... More >>

New Catfish control option to be investigated

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 11:06 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The goal of eradicating Brown Bullhead Catfish in Lakes Rotoiti and Rotorua is being given another boost with investigation into a new biological control method. The partnership between Bay of Plenty Regional Council and the Te Arawa Lakes Trust breaks ... More >>

Council Welcomes Climate Resilience And Flood Protection Funding

Friday, 31 July 2020, 4:00 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is welcoming today’s announcement that it will receive up to $23 million for flood protection infrastructure projects. The funding announced by Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and Under-Secretary for Regional ... More >>

Authentic Partnerships With Regional Council A Top Priority For Iwi And Hapū

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 2:55 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Iwi and hapū leaders from across the Toi Moana Bay of Plenty region met in Tauranga last Friday 3 July to discuss priorities for iwi and hapū post-COVID-19 and how to achieve success for Māori communities. Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council ... More >>

Jobs For Nature Making A Big Impact

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 8:18 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Two of the contractors working on the Paradise Valley site - Andy Hoult and Ian Crawford in June 2020. A tree-felling job in the Ngongotahā catchment that uses COVID-19 Recovery funding provided by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment ... More >>

Local Business Partnership Enables Spill Scenario Training

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 10:37 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A training exercise simulating a chemical spill in Rotorua’s Utuhina Stream has allowed Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s incident response team and staff from McAlpines Rotorua Limited to test their skills and ensure everyone is equipped to ... More >>

Local Economy Given Immediate Kickstart Through Additional Provincial Growth Fund Funding

Friday, 26 June 2020, 11:01 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

An immediate cash injection of $2.5 million from the Government will go towards a suite of projects aimed at transforming the Whakatāne riverfront and CBD, boosting employment and stimulating the regional economy. Deputy Prime Minister, the Rt Honorable ... More >>

Change Of Season Reminder To Review Stopbank Grazing

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 1:08 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

With the change of season, Bay of Plenty Regional Council is again reminding rural landowners of the requirements to protect the region’s stopbanks from the effects of stock and overgrazing. Rivers and Drainage Asset Manager Kirsty Brown says most ... More >>