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Media Releases 2014

Lake Rotoehu lowres

Health warnings lifted for Rotoiti and Rotoehu

Thursday, 1 May 2014 12:00 p.m.

The algal bloom health warnings previously issued for Lake Rotoehu and for Okawa Bay and Okere Arm on Lake Rotoiti have been lifted.  Medical Officer of Health, Dr Neil de Wet ...

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Bay of Plenty prepared for Cyclone Lusi

Thursday, 13 March 2014 1:16 p.m.

Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Management Group is preparing to manage any incidents once Cyclone Lusi hits the region this weekend. Regional Manager Clinton Naude said...

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Park remains open during forest harvesting

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 3:00 p.m.

Visitors to Papamoa Hills Regional Cultural Park are being asked to take extra care during the next six weeks as a forestry block on the property is harvested. Robyn Skelton, ...

Map of petrol contamination

Warning for bore users follows petrol spill

Monday, 24 February 2014 4:00 p.m.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is advising residents with bores or water takes near Saturday’s petrol tanker crash at Paengaroa to check for signs of contamination from the spi...

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Potentially toxic algae found in Whakatane River

Friday, 21 February 2014 12:26 p.m.

Routine monitoring by Bay of Plenty Regional Council has identified potentially toxic algal mats covering the bed of the Whakatane River, near Ruatoki Bridge in the eastern Bay...

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Reduced bus fare for Tauranga students

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 11:30 a.m.

Tauranga students affected by the Ministry of Education’s withdrawal of out of policy school bus services from the start of next year will have to pay a fare, but it will be at...

Rotoiti alum dosing

Rapid response to increase in algae in Okawa Bay

Friday, 14 February 2014 4:20 p.m.

A rapid response has been initiated by Bay of Plenty Regional Council to try and avert an algal bloom in Okawa Bay, Lake Rotoiti. Bay of Plenty Regional Council General Manage...

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iPad mini up for grabs for best lake photo

Friday, 14 February 2014 10:00 a.m.

The programme that protects and works to restore Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes is offering an iPad Mini for the best photographs of the district's lakes. Bay of Plenty Regional Counc...

Rena Exclusion zone

Exclusion zone extended as work starts on Rena house

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 11:14 a.m.

If you’re out in the boat over the next few days, remember there is a temporary moving exclusion zone around the barge transporting sections of the dismantled Rena accommodatio...

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Metservice issues warning for Western Bay

Monday, 20 January 2014 10:29 p.m.

Metservice issued a severe weather warning on Tuesday night for the Western Bay of Plenty including a strong wind warning. Keep up to date with further information on the Mets...

Rotorua Lake lowres

Low lake levels for Rotorua and Rotoiti

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 12:00 a.m.

The current dry spell means that lakes in the Rotorua region are at low levels and are nearing minimum operating conditions. The low levels in Lakes Rotorua and Rotoiti can oc...