NEWS

Site induction and blessing before Harbour works

Site induction and blessing before Harbour works

On Tuesday morning, Whakatōhea and Tuhoe Kaumātua led a hikoi from Snell Road to the planned harbour entrance for a karakia and cultural briefing for contractors before preparatory works start on Ōpōtiki’s Harbour development. Ōpōtiki District Council Chief Executive,...

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Innovating Streets funding enables CBD-to-river activation

Innovating Streets funding enables CBD-to-river activation

Whakatāne is one of the centres to have successfully secured a portion of the Government’s $13.95 million Innovating Streets Fund which will see projects carried out across the country that make streets more people-friendly. Waka Kotahi has this week confirmed that...

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Water main renewal project begins

Water main renewal project begins

Physical works on the Whakatāne District Council water main renewal project begins this week. Water mains in the affected areas were identified as requiring replacement after reaching the end of their expected service life. The first phase of the project includes...

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Opotiki Sales Yard sale goes unconditional

Opotiki Sales Yard sale goes unconditional

The 2.84ha property near Ōpōtiki College, known locally as the Sale Yards, has been sold to developers, Kāinga Maha Ltd, for a new housing development with work on the site set to begin later this year. Ōpōtiki District Council Chief Executive, Aileen Lawrie, said...

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River level relief for Bay of Plenty

River level relief for Bay of Plenty

Recent rain and cooler temperatures have eased immediate concerns about Bay of Plenty’s low stream flow levels, but Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff are warning water users to plan ahead now for next summer. Bay of Plenty Regional Council Water Shortage Event...

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Whakaari/White Island remains off-limits

Whakaari/White Island remains off-limits

Lead agencies involved in the Whakaari/White Island Recovery Project are reminding the public that a drop in Volcanic Alert Level is not a sign that it’s safe, or permitted, for anyone to return to the island. GNS Science today lowered the Volcanic Alert Level to 1,...

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