Dredging work back underway on Kopeopeo Canal

Dredging work back underway on Kopeopeo Canal

Another significant milestone has been achieved for the Kopeopeo Canal Remediation Project as dredging of the Canal resumes and water treatment works move to the second containment site at the Whakatāne River end of the Kopeopeo Canal. Deputy Project Manager, Ken...
Sticky dots screen air quality

Sticky dots screen air quality

Hundreds of sticky dots are proving the key to understanding air quality issues in the Mount Industrial area. The sticky dots capture air samples at eight hourly intervals, helping Bay of Regional Council identify contaminants, potential sources and...
2019/20 Annual Plan changes likely

2019/20 Annual Plan changes likely

The Whakatāne District Council’s draft budget for the 2019/20 financial year will propose a number of changes from the work programme and budget previously set out for the year in the 2018-28 Long Term Plan (LTP). At a meeting of the Council’s Policy Committee on 14...
RN Byrne – a great man with a great heart

RN Byrne – a great man with a great heart

It was with tremendous sadness that I received news on Monday of the passing of RN (Bob) Byrne. Bob Byrne holds a very special place in our community, and in the hearts of everyone who knew him well. He recently recorded his memoirs, which tell a fascinating and...
Horomanga Stream bridge to close for repairs

Horomanga Stream bridge to close for repairs

The Horomanga Stream bridge on Troutbeck Road, Galatea, will be closed to all traffic for at least three months from mid-March. The northern bridge abutment was extensively damaged by floodwaters generated by ex-tropical Cyclone Debbie in April 2017 and access since...