Opotiki to take precautionary steps in response to Covid-19

Opotiki to take precautionary steps in response to Covid-19

Ōpōtiki District Council has closed the doors of the Ōpōtiki i-SITE and public library in a move to protect staff and the wider community from the risk of Covid-19 infection. Council Chief Executive, Aileen Lawrie, said that the decision wasn’t taken lightly but was a...
Police undertake self-isolation compliance visits

Police undertake self-isolation compliance visits

Police has conducted compliance visits on a random sample group of travellers who arrived into New Zealand after the new self-isolation requirements came into effect on Monday 16 March. The Ministry of Health requested Police to conduct the visits to check on the...
Do your part to prevent street flooding

Do your part to prevent street flooding

As autumn descends, Whakatāne residents are urged to rake up leaves on their properties, and clear leaves and debris from nearby stormwater grates to avoid possible damage from surface flooding. Council Manager Three Waters Infrastructure Tomasz Krawczyk says gutters...
Ōpōtiki to celebrate with a street party

Ōpōtiki to celebrate with a street party

Ōpōtiki Mayor, Lyn Riesterer, said that the government’s announcement that it would be funding the build of Ōpōtiki’s new harbour entrance, was the best reason to “close the road and celebrate this milestone together as a community”. On 28 February, Regional Economic...
Eastern Bay to boom following PGF funding

Eastern Bay to boom following PGF funding

This week has seen three separate funding announcements in the eastern Bay of Plenty through the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF). Taken together, Toi EDA Chair, David Turner, said it represented an opportunity to make an intergenerational transformation to the Eastern...