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Media Releases 2013

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Toxic shellfish warning revised

Friday, 20 December 2013 2:29 p.m.

Regular shellfish monitoring along the coast has seen Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) levels fall in part of the eastern Bay of Plenty. “There is now no PSP concern from W...

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Historic agreement signed between councils and iwi

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 12:00 a.m.

An historic agreement between Ngāi Tūhoe, the Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Whakatane District Council was signed on Monday, 9 December 2013. The Integrated Planning Proto...


Regional Council supports pastoral farming conference

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 12:30 p.m.

Staff from Bay of Plenty Regional Council have today urged those working in the agribusiness sector to secure their future by putting existing knowledge and technology into pra...

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False tsunami alert to be investigated

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 11:34 a.m.

From the Whakatane District Council. You can read the original media release on the WDC website.   Eastern Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Management is investigating the...

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Bay of Plenty supports tsunami review messages

Monday, 30 September 2013 10:51 a.m.

People in the Bay of Plenty must understand and be prepared to respond to the threat of a tsunami – that’s the message from a review of tsunami hazard in New Zealand. Regional ...

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Help green our Ohope stream

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 8:44 a.m.

All willing volunteers are invited to come and join Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa’s mauri enhancement programme with a planting day in Ōhope this Sunday. This is a great opportunity f...

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Last day for Tier Two Oil Spill Plan review

Friday, 31 May 2013 3:30 p.m.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is currently reviewing the Regional Tier Two Oil Spill Plan and is inviting the public to provide feedback on proposed changes to the plan. Regio...

Draft Annual Plan 2013-14

Last days for submissions on Regional Council's plans

Monday, 22 April 2013 10:30 a.m.

Bay of Plenty residents have only a few days left to make submissions on Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Draft Annual Plan. The Draft Plan sets out the Council’s key programme...

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Tauranga boys win 2013 Mashup Challenge

Thursday, 18 April 2013 1:00 p.m.

The Equinox team from Tauranga Boys’ College has won this year’s TrustPower Mashup competition held over the weekend at the Bongard Centre. The competition was sponsored by Tru...

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Sevens Rugby strategy aims for economic development

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 2:00 p.m.

The Bay of Plenty Rugby Union and Bay of Connections have joined forces on a strategy to establish the region as the international home of Sevens rugby development. The potenti...

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Invasive weed spreads in Rotorua's Lake Okareka

Monday, 15 April 2013 3:15 p.m.

An infestation of the invasive aquatic weed hornwort has spread so far in Lake Okareka it is unlikely to be eradicated, Bay of Plenty Regional Council says. Hornwort is found i...

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Open season for environmental grants

Friday, 5 April 2013 8:30 a.m.

Community groups seeking funding for environmental projects in the Bay will now be able to apply for funding throughout the year, after a change to Bay of Plenty Regional Counc...

Draft Annual Plan 2013-14

Regional Council releases Draft Annual Plan

Monday, 25 March 2013 9:30 a.m.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has adopted its Draft Annual Plan for public submissions. The Draft Plan sets out the Council's key programmes and projects for the coming year, ...