Wildfood Challenge returns!

Wildfood Challenge returns!

Whakatāne will hold its fourth Local Wild Food Challenge on the 2 February 2019. The challenge will be held at Mahy Reserve in Ōhope, right on the shore of New Zealand’s ‘Most Loved Beach’. The event has a Wild Food Festival on the outskirts of the challenge and...
Bus patronage increases for new network

Bus patronage increases for new network

Bayhopper usage increased last week following the introduction of the new Tauranga and Western Bay bus network. Figures released by Bay of Plenty Regional Council show that bus patronage from Monday December 10 to Wednesday December 12 saw 17,055 people travel on the...
Whakatane To Receive $200K For Outdoor Pool Upgrade

Whakatane To Receive $200K For Outdoor Pool Upgrade

Whakatane’s Aquatic Centre is one step closer to covering its outdoor pool so it can be used all year-round after a $200,000 grant was approved by BayTrust. Whakatane District Council is one of four successful applicants in BayTrust’s inaugural Community Amenities...
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...