Ōpōtiki Artist wins People’s Choice Award

Ōpōtiki Artist wins People’s Choice Award

2019 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award – Painting and Drawing A new award plaque has been added to the 2019 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award – Painting and Drawing (MMCA) exhibition at Te Kōputu a te whanga a Toi. Organisers are excited to announce that the recipient of the Law...
Water update

Water update

The Whakatāne/Ōhope water situation remains much the same and will probably stay that way till at least the end of next week. The river flow has dropped below 12 cubic metres/second, which means salinity is now a major issue either side of every high tide. As a...
Cycle Trail business case to move forward

Cycle Trail business case to move forward

The Whakatāne District Council has supported the submission of a revised business case seeking funding for the extension of the Mōtū Trails Great Ride from Ōpōtiki to Whakatāne. The ‘Ōpōtiki-Whakatane Coastal Journey’ is a joint venture project between the Ōpōtiki and...
Sullivan Lake dredging underway

Sullivan Lake dredging underway

A six-week dredging project got underway at Sullivan Lake this week, utilising specialised equipment sourced from Denmark. Contractor ECL Group is using a unit mounted on a floating barge to pump silt dredged from the lake bottom to dewatering units on the lake shore,...
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...