Water Update

Water Update

Water storage in the Whakatāne /Ōhope supply is holding but only just. With the Whakatāne River flow continuing to fall, salinity at the water treatment plant is becoming more of an issue each day, increasing our reliance on the emergency upriver intake to supply...
Pikowai Campground – partial closure for upgrading

Pikowai Campground – partial closure for upgrading

Sections of the Whakatāne District Council’s Pikowai campground will be closed from early-March to mid-April to allow a number of significant upgrading projects to be completed. Funded equally by the Council and a $136,000 grant from the Ministry of Business,...
Water Storage in Ohope and Whakatane

Water Storage in Ohope and Whakatane

Water storage in the Whakatāne and Ōhope water scheme dropped a little on Monday, as river water salinity around high tides restricted the operation of the treatment plant. The upriver emergency intake has now been commissioned and will supply water to the plant, but...
Colour-coded recycling bins come to Whakatāne streets

Colour-coded recycling bins come to Whakatāne streets

A recycling trial will begin this month in Whakatāne, with the aim of reducing the amount of waste going to landfill from public places. The new concept bins involved will incorporate features to make it easier for people to separate recyclable items from general...
Major problems in life insurance industry

Major problems in life insurance industry

Major problems in the life industry insurance are leading to consumers being sold poor-value products and paying higher premiums.  Consumer NZ chief executive Sue Chetwin said the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and Reserve Bank review of the industry has found...