Active Whakatāne survey participants awarded

Active Whakatāne survey participants awarded

Two lucky recipients have been awarded for their participation in Whakatāne District Council’s Active Whakatāne project – a transport and recreation strategy which aims to make it easier and safer for people to use our roads, pathways, tracks and open spaces,...
Technology changes face of bus travel

Technology changes face of bus travel

The numbers don’t lie – the days of the printed bus timetable appear to be numbered according to Bay of Plenty Regional Council. As the Regional Council prepares to roll out its new Tauranga and Western Bay bus network on Monday 10 December, it has been investigating...
Country-of-origin labelling finally passed

Country-of-origin labelling finally passed

Kiwis will finally be able to identify where their fruit and vege come from after the Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Act passed its third reading in parliament yesterday. Consumer NZ head of research Jessica Wilson said the law change was a...
Health Warning Issued for Lake Okaro and Lake Rotoehu

Health Warning Issued for Lake Okaro and Lake Rotoehu

Health warnings have been issued for both Lake Okaro and Lake Rotoehu because of the presence of blooms of potentially toxic blue-green algae. Contact with water affected by blooms of blue-green algae can cause asthma and hayfever attacks in some individuals.  Contact...