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No change to 2019/20 Dog fees

Dog control fees in the Whakatāne District will remain the same for the 2019/20 year, which starts on 1 July. That follows a decision by the Whakatāne District Council’s Policy Committee to retain the existing fees for dog registration, impounding and microchip...

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Draft Annual Plan submissions closing soon

Submissions on the Whakatāne District Council’s draft 2019/20 Annual Plan will close at 5pm on Monday, 29 April, so now is the time to have your say! Key focus areas highlighted for feedback in the Council’s Annual Plan consultation document include: Whakatāne...

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Council releases Annual Plan information document

Ōpōtiki District Council has released an information document on the 2019-20 Annual Plan Your assets, your community, your future – our plan in action.  The documentshows what rates are expected to be and tells how we plan to progress our major...

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Regional Council welcomes report findings

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has today welcomed the release of Environment Aotearoa 2019 by the Ministry for the Environment. The report highlights the most pressing environmental issues New Zealand is facing and outlines nine...

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Satisfaction with KiwiSaver providers drops

Customer satisfaction with KiwiSaver providers has dropped in Consumer NZ’s annual survey. Consumer NZ chief executive Sue Chetwin said almost all of the 13 providers rated in the survey saw their customer satisfaction ratings fall. “Overall, 48% of...

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Measles in the Bay of Plenty – Update #3

There have now been six cases of measles reported in the Bay of Plenty region in the past month. “The most recent case, reported last night, is linked to the previous cases in the Mount Maunganui area,” says Dr Neil de Wet, Medical Officer of Health for Toi Te Ora...

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Anzac display and tour of Research Centre

An Anzac commemorative display will be on show at the Whakatāne Museum and Research Centre - Te Whare Taonga ō Taketake - from Friday, 26 April until July 2019. Collections Technician Zaida Moffat says the Anzac display will feature items from the Museum and Research...

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Measles in the Bay of Plenty – Update #2

There have now been five cases of measles in the Bay of Plenty region in the past month. “This most recent case does not appear to be linked to the group of cases related to the Mount Maunganui area,” says Dr Jim Miller, Medical Officer of Health for Toi Te Ora Public...

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