NEWS

Better future for inanga on the Whakatāne River

Whakatāne residents of both the human and fish kind are enjoying new inanga (whitebait) ponds and spawning habitat built in the river berm alongside the Whakatāne River. The riverside berm has been leased for grazing by Bay of Plenty Regional Council for many years as...

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BOPDHB completes priority worker testing at Port of Tauranga

BOPDHB completes priority worker testing at Port of Tauranga

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board has completed the COVID-19 testing of all Port of Tauranga high priority workers – in advance of the Ministry of Health deadline. BOPDHB Incident Controller Dr Joe Bourne said close to 720 high priority port workers had been...

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Call goes out for Catchment and River Scheme nominations

Call goes out for Catchment and River Scheme nominations

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is currently seeking members for vacant positions on the Kaituna Catchment Control Scheme Advisory Group and the Rangitāiki-Tarawera Scheme Advisory Group. Council’s Rivers and Drainage Asset Manager Kirsty Brown says the Advisory...

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Feedback open for climate change actions and targets

Feedback open for climate change actions and targets

Starting this week, Whakatāne District Council seeks feedback on its draft climate change strategy and action plans. The documents are based on earlier feedback from the community, and follow international and national best-practice. The documents are guided by an...

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New Catfish control option to be investigated

New Catfish control option to be investigated

The goal of eradicating Brown Bullhead Catfish in Lakes Rotoiti and Rotorua is being given another boost with investigation into a new biological control method. The partnership between Bay of Plenty Regional Council and the Te Arawa Lakes Trust breaks new ground in...

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Funding boost for Rangitāiki Floodway completion

Funding boost for Rangitāiki Floodway completion

Major engineering work, to complete the final stages of the Rangitāiki Floodway, and to improve the resilience of flood walls on the Rangitāiki River has received a significant funding boost from the government through the Provincial Growth Fund. Bay of Plenty...

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$23 million for Bay of Plenty flood protection

$23 million for Bay of Plenty flood protection

Government investment of $23 million for Bay of Plenty flood protection will allow local communities to address long-standing flood risks and provide jobs, Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau...

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