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Regional Council Adopts Annual Plan In “challenging Environment”

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 5:11 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has adopted its Annual Plan 2022/23 in what Chair Doug Leeder describes as a “challenging operating environment”. Leeder says it is now becoming clearer what the future will look like post COVID-19 and this Annual ... More >>

Bay Of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana Supports Urgent Call For Central Government Investment In Flood Protection

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 3:04 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana is urging Central Government to prioritise co-investment in flood protection, warning that the time to act is now. The call follows a recent report, which was tabled at a Council meeting today [Thursday, June ... More >>

Value Of Dune Planting And Restoration Easy To See At Mount Maunganui Beach

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 10:43 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Mount Maunganui beach of today is unrecognisable when compared to photos from sixty years ago. Photos from the 1960s show a drastically different beach with no rich dune habitat and steep banks down to the water. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2206/f6493039dee60e86b3e3.jpeg" ... More >>

Tauranga's Central City Bus Stops Changed To Durham Street

Monday, 13 June 2022, 10:38 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bus users will find their Tauranga city centre bus stops just up the road on Durham and Wharf Streets from today, Monday 13 June. All existing Bay of Plenty Regional Council funded bus routes have relocated from Willow Street to the temporary interchange. ... More >>

Yacht Skipper Fined After Container Ship Forced To Change Course

Thursday, 9 June 2022, 2:02 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A yacht skipper who forced a container ship to change course in the Tauranga Harbour entrance has been infringed by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council Harbourmaster. The incident occurred on June 5 as the container ship was coming into the Port of ... More >>

New Infrared Camera Technology To Help Detect Illegal Wood Burners In Rotorua

Tuesday, 7 June 2022, 10:26 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

From today, Tuesday 7 June 2022, Bay of Plenty Regional Council Compliance officers will start using new infrared camera technology to help detect illegal non-compliant wood burner use in Rotorua. The new thermal imaging camera technology detects thermal ... More >>

Wet Weather Prompts Stopbank Grazing Reminder

Friday, 3 June 2022, 5:17 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. Over the wetter winter months stopbanks can be damaged ... More >>

Airshed Extension In Rotorua To Help Protect Improved Air Quality

Thursday, 2 June 2022, 4:41 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Rotorua Airshed Boundary Extension from 3 June 2022. The Rotorua Airshed boundary will be extended from Friday 3 June 2022 to include future residential housing developments in areas next to the existing airshed. The Ministry for the Environment has granted ... More >>

eDNA Confirms Threatened Fish Species In The Ōhiwa Area

Friday, 20 May 2022, 10:30 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

New and rare fish species have been discovered by Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council scientists in the Nukuhau catchment. Toi Moana, on behalf of the seven Ōhiwa Harbour Strategy partner organisations, trialled two methods of collecting eDNA from ... More >>

Bay Of Plenty Regional Council’s Drive To Meet Carbon Neutral Goal

Monday, 2 May 2022, 10:03 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

An encouraging start is how Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council is describing the progress it is making towards reducing corporate greenhouse gas emissions during the past two years. For Toi Moana, total CO2 emissions are under 1,000 tonnes of ... More >>

Public To Decide Which School Projects Get Funding

Thursday, 14 April 2022, 10:31 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

It’s democracy in action from next week when Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council opens public voting on who gets funding from its School Sustainability & Resilience Fund. For the first time the Regional Council will use participatory budgeting, ... More >>

Out Of Bounds: Safeguarding The Whakatāne Stopbank

Monday, 11 April 2022, 1:13 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Plantings and structures outside property boundaries have prompted the need for remediation works along the Whakatāne River stopbank. Construction work is finishing up on the first stage of a project focused on safeguarding the stopbank to ensure ... More >>

Rotorua Cityride Bus Services To Resume Normal Timetables From This Monday

Friday, 1 April 2022, 6:04 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Rotorua bus users can enjoy a return to normal Cityride timetables from this Monday (4 April) as the network recovers from the impacts of COVID-19 related staff shortages. All Cityride bus routes, 1 to 12, will return to their standard weekday and weekend ... More >>

Coast Care Stalwarts Set To Retire

Thursday, 31 March 2022, 1:14 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Chris and Jayne Ward have been the backbone of Western Bay of Plenty’s dune ecosystem for more than 11 years. Now, they’re preparing to hang up their spades and spend more time with their family. The two have been working with Coast Care in the Western ... More >>

Half Price Bus Fares On The Way For All Bay Of Plenty Regional Council Services

Thursday, 31 March 2022, 12:13 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty bus fares will be half price for three months from this Friday as the Government-funded discount on public transport fares initiative begins. All Bay of Plenty Regional Council contracted bus services, including Bayhopper, Cityride ... More >>

Further Fines For Container Storage Company After Sediment Discharges Into Tauranga Harbour For Second Time

Wednesday, 30 March 2022, 11:05 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

CRS Tauranga Limited (CRS) has been fined a second time in the Tauranga District Court after pleading guilty to further charges of discharging contaminants into Tauranga Harbour. Twice in June 2020, Bay of Plenty Regional Council officers found sediment-laden ... More >>

EDNA Testing Of Rivers May Reveal Secretive Fish

Tuesday, 22 March 2022, 11:03 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Secretive fish species may be uncovered through environmental DNA testing of rivers and streams in the Ōhiwa area. Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff, on behalf of the seven Ohiwa Harbour Strategy partner organisations, are trialing two methods ... More >>

People Urged To Stay Off Dunes

Thursday, 17 March 2022, 10:41 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

That small track you use to go to the beach everyday could be causing harm to the dunes it crosses. Aerial images taken at Port Ōhope over the last 10 years show how what started as a small beach track has led to the dunes around it eroding en ... More >>

Fish To Have Easier Passage Across Ōhiwa

Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 2:43 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Migratory native fish will soon find it easier to make their way along rivers and streams in the Ōhiwa area following an extensive survey of the catchment’s culverts and bridges. Bay of Plenty Regional Council is carrying out the ambitious project ... More >>

Supporting Change Within Our Communities

Monday, 7 March 2022, 10:43 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council is offering support to communities who are concerned about climate change. In particular those who are looking to better understand the risks it brings and plan for how they might adapt. We’re already ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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