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  • Ballance

    Ballance fined $60,000 for gas discharge

    26 March 2015 10:00 a.m.

    Fertiliser manufacturer Ballance Agri-Nutrients has been fined $60,000 for a discharge of sulphur dioxide into the air in May last year. Bay of Plenty Regional Council prosecuted the company in Tauranga District Court for breaching the Resource Management Act.

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    Social media boosts CDEM reach in an emergency

    25 March 2015 10:00 a.m.

    Social media proved a winner for Bay of Plenty Civil Defence during Cyclone Pam’s visit. The organisation’s Facebook page membership soared 196 percent from the previous week’s 1500 ‘likes’, with a total of 4,767 followers by the time Cyclone Pam moved offshore. And it wasn’t just those followers reached with each post – total reach was 93,845 people.

  • Enspire

    Young locals inspire

    27 March 2015 4:23 p.m.

    Young people from the western Bay of Plenty have taken up the Enspire challenge and created a set of videos that share their concerns and ideas for keeping local land, water and wildlife healthy.

    The videos can be viewed at www.facebook/EnspireBOP or



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    Alligator weed creeps in to Rangitaiki River

    13 March 2015 10:00 a.m.

    A large infestation of alligator weed (Alternanthera philoxeroides) has been found in the lower Rangitāiki River.

  • Rotorua

    CityRide improvements result in savings

    13 March 2015 10:00 a.m.

    Improvements to Rotorua’s CityRide bus network are a step closer to being implemented with the awarding of the contract to operate the network for $2.5 million by Bay of Plenty Regional Council.

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    Flood of submissions to Regional Council’s Long Term Plan

    25 March 2015 10:00 a.m.

    Bay of Plenty Regional Council has received 50 percent more submissions to its Long term Plan as it did for its last Ten Year Plan. More than 270 submissions had been made when submissions closed on Friday on the proposed Plan.


Young locals inspire

Friday, 27 March 2015 4:23 p.m.

Bay of Plenty youth have created a set of environmental videos.