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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 >>

River Level Relief For Bay Of Plenty

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 12:00 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Recent rain and cooler temperatures have eased immediate concerns about Bay of Plenty’s low stream flow levels, but Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff are warning water users to plan ahead now for next summer. Bay of Plenty Regional Council Water Shortage ... More >>

Regional Council Welcomes National Water Reforms

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 3:17 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

“It’s great to have the direction we’ve been waiting for. Now we can move forward faster to improve the care of our region’s waterways,” said Bay of Plenty Regional Council Councillor and Strategy and Policy Committee Chair Paula Thompson ... More >>

Hunters Told "Wash Your Weedy Waders"

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 3:52 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

  Bay of Plenty Regional Council is reminding duck shooters to do their bit to avoid spreading damaging freshwater pests with the hunting season opening this Saturday 23rd May, “Unwanted freshwater pests such as catfish and hornwort ... More >>

New Report Paints Economic Picture To Inform Strong Recovery

Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 11:42 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A new report on the impacts of COVID-19 on the Bay of Plenty economy pinpoints the areas where the region is set to be hit hardest – but also highlights some of the reasons the region may not be as severely impacted as other parts of New Zealand. ... More >>

National Award For Kaituna River Re-diversion Project

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 11:47 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Kaituna River re-diversion and Te Awa o Ngātoroirangi Maketu Estuary enhancement project was announced yesterday as the winner of the Rodney Davies Project Award from the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI). The NZPI Rodney Davies Project Award ... More >>

Collaboration Recognised In SOLGM Local Government Awards Success

Friday, 8 May 2020, 6:39 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

For the first time since 2012, a single council has won more than one Excellence Award at the NZ Society of Local Government Managers (SOLGM) Awards. Bay of Plenty Regional Council, together with project partners Te Arawa Lakes Trust, was today ... More >>

$755 Million Transport Economic Stimulus Package Proposed For Bay Of Plenty

Friday, 8 May 2020, 1:00 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

  The Bay of Plenty Regional Council Transport Committee has proposed a $755 million Transport Economic Stimulus Package following a meeting today. (subs May 8) The package has been developed as a local authority transport sector action ... More >>

Environment Court Approves Motiti Protection Areas

Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 4:13 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The final decision on the proposed Motiti Protection Areas was released by the Environment Court on Friday afternoon [SUBS: 24 April 2020]. The decision directs Bay of Plenty Regional Council to implement new rules within its Regional Coastal Environment Plan ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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