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Ōhope Wharf Reconstruction Project is underway

Ōhope Wharf Reconstruction Project is underway

The remediation complements work already underway to remediate Whakatāne Town Wharf and signals a significant investment in infrastructure improvments by Whakatāne District Council. The work will be carried out by Construction Techniques Ltd - trading as BBR Contech,...

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Hello from your friendly local civil defence comms person

Hello from your friendly local civil defence comms person

“We are here, and you are at the front of our minds”. That’s the message from Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Group Controller Clinton Naude.  While most of the country is at alert level 2, Civil Defence Bay of Plenty is not currently activated. But Mr Naude says...

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Saying thanks to footpath crews

Saying thanks to footpath crews

Ōpōtiki Mayor, Lyn Riesterer, provided afternoon tea to say thank you on behalf of the community for the outstanding work of the three contracting crews currently installing footpaths in the Ōpōtiki township. The footpath work has been funded by the Provincial Growth...

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New courtesy crossing proving popular

New courtesy crossing proving popular

Pedestrians and cyclists are already benefiting from a new courtesy crossing installed on Hinemoa Street recently. Located near the Awatapu Lagoon, the crossing includes ‘dragon’s teeth’ and ‘red carpet’ road markings, and a centre refuge island. Part of the Whakatāne...

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Whakatāne River entrance dredging to address safety concerns

Whakatāne River entrance dredging to address safety concerns

The unusually dry winter has forced Whakatāne District Council to undertake dredging operations at the Whakatāne River bar, starting this week. Dredging will happen on the outgoing tide and aims to loosen the compacted sand between the ‘narrows’ at the river entrance...

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Tāneatua wastewater inspections require resident action

Tāneatua wastewater inspections require resident action

Essential maintenance work on the Tāneatua wastewater system during the next two to three months will require residents to take action to ensure any pressurisation of sewer lines does not result in water being expelled from their toilet bowls. Residents in the areas...

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Reducing the risk of illness from listeria

Reducing the risk of illness from listeria

Following three recently reported cases of listeria infection in Tauranga, Toi Te Ora Public Health and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) are reminding the public of the recommended food safety measures to reduce any risk from listeria. “Listeria is a bacteria...

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Health warning issued for Lake Okaro

Health warning issued for Lake Okaro

A health warning has been issued for Lake Okaro, near Rotorua, as routine monitoring results provided by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council have confirmed a bloom of potentially toxic blue-green algae. “The health warning means that people should avoid any activity...

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Revised hazard posters for Mt Ruapehu 2020

Revised hazard posters for Mt Ruapehu 2020

Ruapehu is an incredible winter playground, and as mountain users prepare for the 2020 season a revised set of hazard posters will help them know how to keep themselves safe on the volcano. The key message remains the same: Ruapehu is an active volcano, and if you see...

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