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The Whakatane District in the Eastern Bay of Plenty is one of the most diversely beautiful areas in New Zealand. Sandy beaches are predominant along the 54 kilometres of coastline that stretches from Otamarakau in the west to Ohiwa in the east. Central areas include fertile lowlands and farming areas on the Rangitaiki Plains through to Murupara. Te Urewera National Park in the south, which makes 41% of the district, is protected native forest and is home to a rich array of flora and fauna. The total area of the district covers 433,000ha or 4,442km2.
WHAKATANE — Whakatane District Council is closely monitoring the weather situation and responding to localised surface flooding in Whakatane and Ohope.
WHAKATANE — Over the past months a number of new cycle lanes have been installed on the roading network in Whakatane and Ohope as a part of the ongoing rollout of the Councils Walking and Cycling Strategy.
WHAKATANE — Whakatane District Council’s public outdoor spaces are now smokefree.
WHAKATANE — Whakatane District Council welcomes the decision of the Local Government Commission not to proceed with the proposal to transfer Rangitaiki Ward to Kawerau district.
WHAKATANE — Local boat builder, Extreme Boats, is currently in the process of constructing a new vessel for the Whakatane Port.
WHAKATANE — Work to reduce crime and improve safety in Murupara has paid off, as the Murupara Community Board wins a national best practice award.
WHAKATANE — Whakatane District Councillors are delighted at the number and calibre of applications received for the position of Chief Executive.
WHAKATANE — Children in Whakatane will play in a healthier outdoor environment, when smoking in parks and reserves is phased out from the end of May.
WHAKATANE — Six months into the role, Mayor Tony Bonne is happy with the progress the Council is making towards improving transparency, efficiency and customer service.
WHAKATANE — From May to June 2011The Whakatane District Council are completing rehabilitation works to existing earthenware sewer pipelines in Murupara.
WHAKATANE — Whakatane District Council is actively monitoring the weather situation and responding to issues of surface flooding and slips around the District as they arise.
WHAKATANE — The Whakatane/Ohope water supply is abstracted from the Whakatane River at the Water Treatment Plant in Te Tahi Street.
WHAKATANE — Works to improve stormwater outlets at Ohope helped to prevent dune damage and flooding after heavy rainfall earlier this year.
WHAKATANE — Over 5000 m3 of silt has been removed from the Awatapu delta (an area just below Hinemoa St where the Wainui Te Whara Stream enters the Awatapu lagoon).
WHAKATANE — Repairs start this week on the Ohope Hall following flood damage in June this year.
WHAKATANE — Whakatane District Mayor-elect Tony Bonne takes office on Wednesday 27 October 2010 after winning in hotly contested mayoral and council elections early this month.
WHAKATANE — Judy Turner has been elected Deputy Mayor on Wednesday 27 October 201 at the Council’s inaugural meeting.
WHAKATANE — Whakatane District Council has said the prolonged wet weather is causing drainage problems in some sections of Matata.
WHAKATANE — Two community open days will be held in Whakatane to provide residents with an opportunity to feedback on the Whakatane District Council’s Draft Waste Management and Minimisation Plan.
WHAKATANE — New road markings and extension of cycle lanes will be carried out on several streets in the Whakatane and Ohope urban areas as part of the implementation of the Council’s Walking and Cycling Strategy.
WHAKATANE — Investigations to collect data on the impact of waves and currents, water depth and a survey of the spit surface have began after initial findings outlined in the Preliminary Situation Report on the Harbour Entrance.
WHAKATANE — October 2nd will be a day for celebration.
WHAKATANE — Whakatane District Council will be working closely with the Bay of Plenty Regional Council to monitor and manage streams and river catchments that are known to cause flooding in urban areas in the District.
WHAKATANE — Nominations are in and all District Council seats are to be contested at the upcoming elections.
WHAKATANE — Whakatane District Council has closed the playground, public toilets, reserve and walkway at the Whakatane Heads as a precautionary measure as engineering investigations into the stability of the escarpment continues.
WHAKATANE — Acting on advice from geotechnical engineers engaged by the Earthquake Commission, the Whakatane District Council has required residents of 4 properties on Muriwai Drive to evacuate their properties due to serious concerns over the stability of the escarpment above their houses.
WHAKATANE — The Civil Defence Controller, David Bewley says that the water has stopped flowing into the Te Rahu ponding basin, and the Regional Council is continue to repair the breach of the stop bank along the Te Rahu canal.
WHAKATANE — Whakatane District Council has opened a welfare centre at the War Memorial Hall to cater for small number of residents being evacuated from Fortunes and Paroa Road area following the breach of the Te Rahu canal stop bank (left bank).
WHAKATANE — The Whakatane District Council does not have any legislative power or authority to require the demolition of abandoned buildings in Murupara unless they are in a life threatening condition or are insanitary.
WHAKATANE — The Court of Appeal has granted the appeal by Whakatane District Council of the High Court decision allowing the Bay of Plenty Regional Council (EBOP) to relocate head office from Whakatane to Tauranga.
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