Oily debris found in Port of Tauranga

Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Maritime and Pollution Prevention teams have removed 80kg of clumpy oiled flotsam/jetsam and sea grass from the Port of Tauranga. A regional council spokesperson says their teams responded immediately after POT... Read More

Te Puke – a town divided

One lane or two lanes? It's an issue that's divided Te Puke cleaner than the tree-dotted island that runs down the middle of the town's main street. And two locals – one an incumbent councillor and the other an ousted councillor... Read More

Fresh water submissions call

A key step in enabling sustainable management of the Bay of Plenty's fresh water resources is open for public submissions. The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is proposing changes to how fresh water from rivers, streams and aquifers is allocated... Read More

New councils to be sworn in

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is leading the charge into the new triennium by swearing in its councillors and electing its chairman and deputy chairman next week. The ceremonial meeting will be taking place at the regional council's chambers... Read More

Revaluers visiting Western Bay homes

Valuers will be visiting properties in the Western Bay over the coming month to assess current land and capital values. Revaluations are done every two to three years by the Western Bay of Plenty District Council to give a snapshot of property values... Read More

Lake Rotorua panel appointed

The panel to consider the Lake Rotorua nutrient rules announced today includes former judge Gordon Whiting, consultant Rauru Kirikiri, planner Gina Sweetman and scientist Dr Brent Cowie. Gordon Whiting is a retired Environment Court Judge who was on... Read More

Light slime all the time

‘No more than light slime' is the new mantra for boat owners when it comes to checking their hulls for marine pests. Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff and contractors are expecting to check up to 2000 boat hulls this summer in their efforts... Read More

Water back on in Mount/Papamoa

UPDATED 2PM: The 375mm water main supplying Mount and Papamoa reservoirs that broke twice today, has been successfully repaired. The pipeline was brought back online at 12.50 pm and has remained stable, says council communications advisor Marcel Currin. It... Read More

Don't Paint the Drain

Tauranga City Council's annual 'Don't Paint the Drain' campaign is giving DIY'ers and professional painters the chance to win more than $3000 in paint prizes this month. ‘Don't Paint the Drain' is run... Read More

New mayors name their issues

Tauranga City's civic heart project and changing the way things are done in the Western Bay of Plenty are the first big gigs for the district's two new mayors. Greg Brownless was elected Tauranga's new mayor last Saturday after receiving... Read More

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