RMHC New Zealand Family Appeal Street Collection Day

RMHC New Zealand supports families when their child is in a hospital away from home. In 2018, RMHC New Zealand provided 4,300 families accommodation and support to help relieve some of the everyday stresses they face. It’s the RMHC New Zealand Family Appeal Week...

Plastic recycling changes

Significant changes in international waste recycling markets mean that the Whakatāne District Council’s kerbside recycling service will no longer be collecting grades 3-7 plastics. As from 1 June, only grades 1 & 2 plastics should be placed in yellow-top recycling...

Architecture Award

Information follows on the NZIA Waikato/Bay of Plenty architecture awards’ recognition of The Whakatāne Museum and Research Centre – Te Whare Taonga ō Taketake. Te Whare Taonga ō Taketake wins architecture award The Whakatāne Museum and Research Centre – Te Whare...

Measles in the Bay of Plenty and Lakes – Update #8

Since yesterday’s report, there have been no additional cases of measles confirmed in the Bay of Plenty and Lakes districts.  The total number of confirmed measles cases since the start of April remains at seventeen.  However, Medical Officer of Heath, Dr...

Mobile phone use focus for Road Safety Week

Mobile phone use while driving in the Bay of Plenty is the key focus for this year’s Road Safety week which runs from May 6 -12. Co-ordinated by charity Brake, the theme “SAY NO TO FOMO” will highlight the perils of using a mobile phone while driving and the...