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Inclusion And Diversity Top Focus For Bay Of Plenty Regional Council

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 2:03 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council is confident it’s well positioned for its gender balance at the executive level, when compared to other New Zealand organisations, ensuring it’s on the right path towards cultivating a safe, diverse and inclusive ... More >>

Initial PFAS Investigation Wrapped Up

Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 12:47 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s initial investigation into the presence of PFAS in the Whareroa area is now complete. The final test results showed no PFAS compounds could be detected in the soils at the marae, nearby recreation and residential areas, ... More >>

New Motiti Protection Area Effective From 11 August

Tuesday, 4 May 2021, 3:14 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A start date for the new Motiti Protection Area rules was confirmed at Bay of Plenty Regional Councils Strategy and Policy meeting today. From 11 August you can no longer anchor on, or take any marine life from, the three reefs making up the Motiti Protection ... More >>

Preliminary Sampling Completed For Contamination Investigation In Mount Maunganui

Tuesday, 4 May 2021, 12:18 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Initial sampling for a number of contaminants including PFAS compounds in the area surrounding Whareroa Marae has been completed. The first round of results show PFAS compounds were not detected in drinking water or the hangi pit soils. PFAS compounds ... More >>

Funding Available For Bay Environmentalists

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 12:58 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

There are just three months left for community groups to apply for a portion of this year’s Bay of Plenty Regional Council Environmental Enhancement funding, with grants of up to $25,000 per project available. Overall the Regional Council has $300,000 ... More >>

Contamination Investigation Underway In Mount Maunganui Industrial Area

Monday, 12 April 2021, 4:12 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana is investigating reports PFAS compounds have been recorded in groundwater near Taiaho Place in the Mount Maunganui Industrial Area. Regional Council was made aware of this following receipt of a consent application ... More >>

Appeals Resolved Through The Environment Court

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 10:50 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Appeals on rules to manage nutrients reaching Lake Rotorua have been resolved through the Environment Court. Formerly known as Plan Change 10, the rules limit the amount of nitrogen entering Lake Rotorua from land use, to improve the lake’s water quality. ... More >>

Shining A Light On Corporate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 2:53 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council has recently completed its second annual audit as part of the Toitū carbon reduce certification. The emission reductions that Regional Council has achieved in its first year of the programme are very promising ... More >>

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 >>