Public sector to be carbon neutral by 2025

The Government has launched a major new initiative to combat climate change that will require the public sector to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025. The... Read More

Council flood team striving to be better everyday

Learnings from the past coupled with modern technology are helping to ensure the region’s flood team can react quickly in an emergency. The Bay... Read More

Ministers at odds over eruption investigations

Ministers are at odds over the need for further investigation into the Whakaari/White Island rescue and recovery mission. A major WorkSafe inquiry... Read More

Pig carcass among dumped rubbish on BOP highways

  Furniture, clothing and a dead pig have all been picked up by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency as contractors clean up illegally dumped rubbish... Read More

Backpacking kākā in the Waikato

The kākā is a large, noisy, olive-brown parrot, endemic to New Zealand and usually found in native forest. Under threat particularly from predatory... Read More

Support for farmers beefed up ahead of La Niña

Further funding for feed support services and new animal welfare coordinators will help farmers who continue to feel the effects of an extended drought,... Read More

BOP rescue organisations tired of being abused

  Volunteers at Bay of Plenty animal rescues are facing verbal abuse and harassment which makes the work they do even harder.   ARRC Wildlife... Read More

Heavy rain and gales for New Zealand this week

Heavy rain and gale winds are expected this week across much of New Zealand. The MetService advise that a low pressure will move across central and... Read More

Yellow pohutukawa blooming for Christmas

One of the many highlights of the Pepi Toot train ride around the streets of Mount Maunganui is a brief stop at a yellow pohutukawa in one of the quieter... Read More

Great opportunity for orchid-lovers

Orchids, growing gear and free advice from experts are on offer this weekend to anyone interested in having a go at growing the botanical beauties. All... Read More

Dynamic compaction vital piece of harbour work

  Work is continuing to progress on the Opotiki Harbour entrance.   Locals may have heard a distant thumping sound or seen a very large... Read More

Pest trap library coming to Whakamarama

Residents will be able to loan a variety of pest traps to assist them in combating rodents on their property this weekend. On Sunday, from 3pm until... Read More

Consent to enable BOP erosion repair works

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has lodged an application for resource consent to carry out erosion repair and flooding prevention works in rivers and... Read More

Whakatane flood protection works to start

Repair is set to start on one of the few remaining sites on the Whakatāne River damaged after the 2017 flood and storm event. The work will see the... Read More

Council keeps wary eye on Western Bay water use

Water use over summer will be carefully watched by Western Bay of Plenty District Council to ensure there is enough for everyone if drought conditions... Read More