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  • Omanu surf beach

    Mount surf reef to be removed

    16 April 2014 11:45 a.m.

    Bay of Plenty Regional Council has decided the Mount Maunganui surf reef is to be partially removed to remove the risk to swimmers near Tay Street. Regional Council Deputy Chief Executive Eddie Grogan said the Mount Maunganui Reef Trust obtained resource consent in August 2000 to construct the pilot offshore submerged reef about 250 m offshore from the Tay Street/Marine Parade corner.

  • Kawaha School garden

    Community effort creates outdoor 'classroom'

    17 April 2014 9:28 a.m.

    Kawaha Point Primary School children have a new outdoor “classroom” tucked away on the boundary of the school field – a vegetable patch and a native garden.

  • Truck crash

    Locals help out with tow truck crash spill

    19 April 2014 8:00 a.m.

    Locals in a remote part of Opotiki came to the assistance of Bay of Plenty Regional Council Pollution Prevention officers dealing with a spill from a fatal truck crash on Thursday.

  • Youth Jam 2014 02 Western Heights Sam Judd

    Students to lead environmental projects

    11 April 2014 12:00 a.m.

    Secondary school students from around the Bay of Plenty are gearing up to launch environmental projects in their schools and communities.