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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 >>

A Collaborative Approach To Flood Forecasting And Response

Thursday, 15 July 2021, 12:12 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council hosted a national flood management and forecasting seminar in Whakatāne this week. The two-day workshop was an opportunity for people from regional councils around the country to come together and share their knowledge ... More >>

Rain Not Enough For Some Streams

Friday, 11 June 2021, 2:38 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Despite last weekend's rain, parts of the Rotorua and Tauranga region are still experiencing low flows in some streams. Flows in the Paraiti (Mangorewa) River and the Ngongotahā Steam have steadily been dropping since the summer of 2017/2018 – ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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