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Dumping of waste in Coastlands sewer infuriates

Whakatāne District Council operations staff are extremely disappointed following the discovery of a large amount of waste that has been dumped into a sewer manhole in Coastlands. Council staff investigated a sewer blockage last week to find a considerable amount of...

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Volunteers needed to create clean waterways

Bay of Plenty Regional Council, in partnership with multi award-winningcharity, Sustainable Coastlines, is putting the call out for local schools, businesses and volunteers to join together to create cleaner waterways and coastlines.Working together, they will be out...

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ONE LOVE 2020 line-up announced!

New Zealand’s much-loved ONE LOVE Festival will kick off a new decade with the best line-up in the festival’s history. ONE LOVE is without question one of the most popular two-day festivals in Australasia. And today promoters have revealed that an array of...

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Pride Whakatane offers free fruit trees

Free fruit trees on offer for community groups Fresh fruit could soon be on offer at a club, school or community centrenear you, thanks to Pride Whakatane. The advocacy and beautification group has bought 90 fruit trees from WaimeaNurseries to give to worthy community...

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Eastern Bay Councils and businesses cement China relationship

Representatives of the three Eastern Bay of Plenty district councils and the local business and education sectors will visit Jiangxi Province in China next week to formalise friendship agreements and forge trade, tourism and cultural ties. On behalf of the Eastern...

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Home composting scheme a success

A home compost subsidy scheme run recently by Whakatane District Council saw unprecedented demand for composting solutions. The scheme, which was part of the council’s efforts to reduce kerbside food waste and promote sustainable gardening, was a huge success, says...

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BOP quit smoking service one of the best in NZ

he Bay of Plenty’s free Stop Smoking Support service, Hāpainga remains one of the top three services in New Zealand for its successful quit smoking rate. New Zealand has 16 Stop Smoking Support services. As part of the Government’s goal of Smokefree Aotearoa...

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Plastic recycling changes begin this week

Whakatāne District Council is reminding residents that, from this weekend, only grades 1 and 2 plastics should be placed in yellow-top recycling bins and all other plastic grades should be placed in general refuse bins. Council Solid Waste Manager Nigel Clarke says...

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