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Better future for inanga on the Whakatāne River

Whakatāne residents of both the human and fish kind are enjoying new inanga (whitebait) ponds and spawning habitat built in the river berm alongside the Whakatāne River. The riverside berm has been leased for grazing by Bay of Plenty Regional Council for many years as...

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BOPDHB completes priority worker testing at Port of Tauranga

BOPDHB completes priority worker testing at Port of Tauranga

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board has completed the COVID-19 testing of all Port of Tauranga high priority workers – in advance of the Ministry of Health deadline. BOPDHB Incident Controller Dr Joe Bourne said close to 720 high priority port workers had been...

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Call goes out for Catchment and River Scheme nominations

Call goes out for Catchment and River Scheme nominations

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is currently seeking members for vacant positions on the Kaituna Catchment Control Scheme Advisory Group and the Rangitāiki-Tarawera Scheme Advisory Group. Council’s Rivers and Drainage Asset Manager Kirsty Brown says the Advisory...

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Feedback open for climate change actions and targets

Feedback open for climate change actions and targets

Starting this week, Whakatāne District Council seeks feedback on its draft climate change strategy and action plans. The documents are based on earlier feedback from the community, and follow international and national best-practice. The documents are guided by an...

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New Catfish control option to be investigated

New Catfish control option to be investigated

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 new ground in...

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Ōhope Wharf Reconstruction Project is underway

Ōhope Wharf Reconstruction Project is underway

The remediation complements work already underway to remediate Whakatāne Town Wharf and signals a significant investment in infrastructure improvments by Whakatāne District Council. The work will be carried out by Construction Techniques Ltd - trading as BBR Contech,...

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Couple’s gender reveal backfires and hits dad in the crotch

Couple’s gender reveal backfires and hits dad in the crotch

Gender reveals can be fun, but this couple found out the hard way that things can quickly backfire... They planned on using powder cannons to reveal the gender of their new arrival - but things took a bit of a turn after the man's cannon fired on him instead of into...

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Saying thanks to footpath crews

Saying thanks to footpath crews

Ōpōtiki Mayor, Lyn Riesterer, provided afternoon tea to say thank you on behalf of the community for the outstanding work of the three contracting crews currently installing footpaths in the Ōpōtiki township. The footpath work has been funded by the Provincial Growth...

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New courtesy crossing proving popular

New courtesy crossing proving popular

Pedestrians and cyclists are already benefiting from a new courtesy crossing installed on Hinemoa Street recently. Located near the Awatapu Lagoon, the crossing includes ‘dragon’s teeth’ and ‘red carpet’ road markings, and a centre refuge island. Part of the Whakatāne...

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