Forestry fine to serve as warning

The forestry industry says a ruling against an Eastern Bay of Plenty forest owner and two harvesting contractors should come as a warning to any other rogue operators. The companies were taken to court for disturbing stream beds and discharging... Read More

Three days left for scavenger hunt

There are only three days remaining to win prizes on any of six school holiday scavenger hunts around the Bay of Plenty region. The Virtually on Track (VOT) Scavenger Hunts are designed to encourage families to solve clues, take photos and answer questions... Read More

Council looking at ways to reduce waste

Ōpōtiki district, like the rest of New Zealand, needs to reduce waste going to landfill and increase recycling, says the Ōpōtiki District Council. "The goal is clear and Council's Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP) outlines suggested... Read More

Conservation link brings MPs to forest

A link to New Zealand's most famous conservationist brought two Members of Parliament to Aongatete Forest. Don Merton, who is credited with saving the black robin, kakapo and many other New Zealand species, is the father-in-law of Labour list MP... Read More

Public meeting on river re-diversion

Plans to partially re-divert freshwater flows from the Kaituna River into Te Awa o Ngatoroirangi (Maketu Estuary) are moving ahead, with work expected to start in July. The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is holding public information sessions on Wednesday... Read More

Operator fined for reckless harvesting

A forest owner and harvesting company responsible for a 197 hectare pine forest in steep mountainous terrain south-east of Ōpōtiki have received a hefty fine for their environmental offending. The charges relate to disturbance of stream beds and discharging... Read More

Omokoroa honours ANZAC soldiers

From the age of nine, my sisters and I would explore the headland at Omokoroa. Our small bach was nearby, and after a day on the water, we'd go blackberry or raspberry-hunting up through the trees and bush area. It was mostly overgrown, and we... Read More

People’s history of the Bay published

About 100 local writers have had their names immortalised forever on the cover of a published book following the publication of ‘A People's History of The Bay of Plenty'. The book was launched at the Greerton Library last Sunday by... Read More

Marae helps residents without homes

Edgecumbe residents who lost their homes in a major flood a year ago will have secure housing again, in new homes built on a local marae. About 1600 people were evacuated when a stop bank on the Rangitāiki River at Edgecumbe breached during ex-Cyclone... Read More

Whitebait at risk of quick extinction

All five species of whitebait may be extinct in 16 years, according to an open letter published online. The letter -  from the Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board - urges three ministers to take action on whitebait preservation. The letter addresses Minister... Read More



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Lest we forget, Mt Maunganui. Photo: Cherry Fowles.

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