Unconditional Agreement to purchase strategic leasehold sites

The Whakatāne District Council has entered into an agreement to purchase a site of strategic importance in the Whakatāne town centre, to enable future development as part of the Town Centre Regeneration programme. The purchase includes the lessee’s interests in, and...

Working on the night moves

The dramatic night lift of a barge, excavator and other machinery over Keepa Road Bridge in Whakatāne marked a smooth transition into the final section of the Kopeopeo Canal for the remediation project.  The Bay of Plenty Regional Council, with co-funding from...

Exploring New Zealand for women and birds

Artist and art activist Jennifer Epperson knows plenty about women and birds, but the New Zealand populations of both are new to her. That will soon be remedied when Epperson settles into a month-long Volcanic Artist Residency in Whakatāne. As part of an ongoing...

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...