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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.

  • Scion innovation centre funding signing

    Scion innovation centre funding signed off

    8 April 2014 9:00 a.m.

    Scion and Bay of Plenty Regional Council have signed an agreement to build an innovation centre at Scion’s Te Papa Tipu Innovation Park.

  • Okere

    Health warning for Okawa Bay, Okere Arm

    10 April 2014 4:00 p.m.

    A health warning has been issued for the Okere Arm on Lake Rotoiti.  This means that a health warning now applies to both Okawa Bay and Okere Arm on Lake Rotoiti. Routine monitoring results provided by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council have confirmed blooms of blue-green algae which are potentially toxic in these two parts of the lake.

  • 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.

  • 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.