Friday, 8 February 2013
Pest caught in Lake Rotoma weed cordon
Two aquatic weeds, hornwort and egeria densa, have been found for the first time in Rotorua's Lake Rotomā - inside Bay of Plenty Regional Council's weed cordon.
Sustainable transport, economic development on the rise; road safety still an issue
Sustainability and economic development in the Bay of Plenty are both on the rise, but safety on the roads is still a major issue for the region.
Wednesday, 6 February 2013
Tsunami Advisory 002 - Bay of Plenty potential marine and beach threat
Wednesday, 6 February 2013 5:45 p.m.
Thursday, 24 January 2013
Time nearly up to submit on proposed plan changes
Anyone wanting to make a submission on proposed changes to Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Onsite Effluent Treatment Plan has until next Wednesday, 30 January, to make their submission to the Regional Council.
Thursday, 17 January 2013
Sustainability a key feature for Bay of Plenty youngsters
It's never too early to start thinking about sustainability - just ask three Bay of Plenty Enviroschools that have started the new year with awards recognising this.
Monday, 14 January 2013
Barry always has one eye on the water
Volunteer maritime warden Barry Benton is pretty much on duty 24/7.
Wednesday, 9 January 2013
Protocol helps operators collaborate
An Information Sharing protocol has been developed between three of the Bay of Plenty region's biggest freight movers in an effort to increase efficiencies and productivity across the region.
Friday, 4 January 2013
Don wants a safe summer in Eastern Bay
Don Herdman has been spreading the word about water safety for 25 years and reckons wives and mothers are the best people to target to ensure water users know the rules.
Thursday, 27 December 2012
Jet ski safety focus for Rotorua Lakes this summer
Speeding jet skis and boats have not made a good start to the summer on Rotorua's lakes.
Harbour Master urges caution when crossing Eastern Bay bars this summer
At this time of year bar entrances in the Eastern Bay of Plenty traditionally become shallow and Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Eastern Bay Harbour Master Brian Spake urges boaties to take more caution when crossing them.
Monday, 24 December 2012
Jet ski safety focus for Bay of Plenty Summer
Whitewater kayaking requires nerves of steel but Olympian Luuka Jones is the first to admit she gets nervous when she's kayaking in the presence of jet skis.
Friday, 21 December 2012
Former deputy PM appointed to Bay of Connections
Former Deputy Prime Minister, Sir Michael Cullen is one of two new appointments to the Bay of Connections Governance Group.
Survey of Bowentown Bar identifies changes in best place to cross
The Tauranga Harbour Master has carried out a survey of the Bowentown Bar area and identified some significant changes to the shape and extent of the outer banks of the bar.
Companies fined for pollution offences
A Waikato demolition company and a Matakana Island dairy farmer were fined a total of more than $70,000 in the Tauranga District Court yesterday on pollution charges in two separate cases brought by Bay of Plenty Regional Council.
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
November bus passenger numbers hit record high
Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Tauranga Bayhopper buses carried a record number of passengers in the month of November this year.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Waikato collision important reminder for jet ski safety
A collision between a power boat and a jet ski in the Waikato region last Friday has highlighted the need for people to take care on the waterways this summer, says the Western Bay of Plenty harbour master, Jennifer Roberts.
Monday, 17 December 2012
Work to identify link with volunteers
The ways in which the region's volunteers can help Bay of Plenty Regional Council achieve its council outcomes are to be investigated early next year.
Toxic shellfish poisoning
Five people have presented to Rotorua Hospital with symptoms of toxic shellfish poisoning with a further two unrelated cases seen at Tauranga Hospital. Each person affected had eaten shellfish collected from the coastline between Mount Maunganui and Papamoa.
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Silver acknowledgements for civil defence service
Monday, 10 December 2012
Orchard cones warn youngsters of spray danger
Specially designed cones that warn children of spraying in orchards have proved a hit with the Te Puna community.
Friday, 7 December 2012
Strong future projected for Port of Tauranga
The Port of Tauranga is well-placed to accommodate future demand and growth according to a report released this week on the upper North Island ports.
Wallabies are pests not pets
Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff are concerned some residents may be treating Dama wallabies as pets instead of pests.
Monday, 3 December 2012
Opotiki farmers fined for effluent discharges
Opotiki farmers fined for effluent discharges
Ōpōtiki dairy farmers Riverlock Farms Limited, and directors Ian Brown and Geoffrey Brown, have been fined a total of $74,000 plus costs on charges brought by Bay of Plenty Regional Council of discharging contaminated underpass liquid to waterways in October 2011.
Friday, 30 November 2012
Contribution to civil defence acknowledged
Needing assistance from the Whakatane-based New Zealand Response Team 17 isn't an event anyone wants to happen, at any time.
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Changes to Onsite Effluent Treatment Plan underway
Friday, 23 November 2012
Boating and Diving restrictions around Otangiwai Point
An exclusion zone has been established around Otangiwai Point, also known as Mailbox Point, in Lake Rotomā.
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
A look at our region - western Bay
This is the first article in a series about the work we undertake across our region.
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Algal bloom continues in Lake Okaro
Water sampling conducted by Bay of Plenty Regional Council has confirmed that the bloom of blue green algae in Lake Okaro, near Rotorua has worsened. A health warning advising against recreational use of the lake has been in place since July.
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Fund opens for formal applications