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    Moves to remove wrecked cutter from Whale Island

    27 August 2014 4:00 p.m.

    Bay of Plenty Regional Council is working to remove the wrecked pilothouse cutter Checkmate from Motuhoura (Whale Island) near Whakatane where it grounded on Friday.

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    Lace bug helping with woolly nightshade war

    18 August 2014 10:00 a.m.

    Bay of Plenty Regional Council has been testing out a new weapon to fight the pest plant woolly nightshade. The results are looking promising especially for forest owners.

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    Last call for coastal plan input

    19 August 2014 10:00 a.m.

    Public submissions on the Proposed Bay of Plenty Regional Coastal Environment Plan close at 4pm this Friday 22 August.

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    Diesel removed from stricken vessel

    23 August 2014 5:00 p.m.

    More than 450 litres of diesel has been safely removed from the stricken pilothouse cutter which grounded on Motuhoura (Whale Island) near Whakatāne yesterday.