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February 2014

Papamoa Hills view lowres

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...

cyanobacterial mat

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...

BayHopper bus lowres

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...

Lake Rotoiti Gisborne Point

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...