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June 2012

Beaches viewed from the air lowres

Council gives infrastructure fund go-ahead

Friday, 29 June 2012 10:01 a.m.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council's first contestable Regional Infrastructure Funding round will be held in 2012/13, following yesterday's adoption of the Council's Ten Year Plan....

Ten Year Plan 2012 Cover Final lowres

Regional Council adopts Ten Year Plan

Friday, 29 June 2012 10:00 a.m.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has adopted its Ten Year Plan after responding to public views and substantially cutting general rates increases, while continuing to fund the r...

Wave buoy photo lowres

Wave buoy onshore for repairs

Tuesday, 26 June 2012 10:30 a.m.

Surfers and recreational fishermen wanting to check out the swell will need to wait a few more weeks before the Bay of Plenty Regional Council's wave buoy is back in action. &...

Armer Farms unlawful effluent discharge highres

Failure to check irrigator leads to $72,000 fine

Monday, 25 June 2012 4:05 p.m.

Armer Farms (N.I.) Limited was today fined $72,000 plus costs for the unlawful discharge of dairy effluent after a prosecution brought against the company by Bay of Plenty Reg...

Ken Paterson lowres

Regional Council saddened by loss

Monday, 18 June 2012 2:00 p.m.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chairman John Cronin has expressed his deepest sympathies to Tauranga City Council staff and Councillors and Mr Paterson's wife Melanie and his ...

Omokoroa Boatyard 2012 highres

Omokoroa Boatyard remediation project

Monday, 11 June 2012 9:00 a.m.

What is the Ōmokoroa boatyard? The Ōmokoroa boatyard is located outside Tauranga, at 34 Harbour View Road, on the Ōmokoroa Peninsula. It is a privately-owned coastal site, sout...

Svitzer working on Rena 27 May 2012

Rena: Statement from owners

Saturday, 9 June 2012 10:00 a.m.

With positive progress, Rena salvage operation now preparing for winter Following faster than expected progress in the recovery of containers from the MV Rena in recent weeks...

Rena update from Maritime NZ - 1 June 2012

Friday, 1 June 2012 11:00 a.m.

Salvage High winds and swell out at the reef this week have caused some disruption to salvage activities, with Smit Borneo forced to remain on standby yesterday. Changes in ...

Lake Rotoiti

Less water in Lake Rotoiti during June

Friday, 1 June 2012 10:30 a.m.

Water levels in Lake Rotoiti will be reduced by as much as 100mm from usual operating levels during June, as the first annual draw-down occurs. Bay of Plenty Regional Council...