Under the Resource Management Act, regional councils have responsibility for compliance, monitoring and enforcement to help manage natural resources and protect the environment.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Compliance and Enforcement team respond to and investigate resource consent breaches, pollution complaints and damage to land, air or waterways. These investigations may lead to abatement and/or infringement notices being issued and/or for serious matters it can lead to a prosecution.

Recent prosecution sentencing decisions:

Bay of Plenty Regional Council v CPB Contractors PTY Limited

16 July 2021

Discharge of wastewater decision by Judge Dwyer

Bay of Plenty Regional Council v TBE 2 Limited and A&R Earthmovers Limited

20 April 2021

Discharge of sediment sentencing decision by Judge MJL Dickey.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council vs CRS Tauranga Limited

9 March 2021

Discharge of contaminants into Tauranga Harbour sentencing decision by Judge MJL Dickey, leading to a fine of $86,250.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council v Ziwi Limited

22 January 2021

Wastewater discharge sentencing decision by Judge D A Kirkpatrick, leading to a fine of $64,000.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council v Glen John Ashford

9 December 2020

Discharge of dairy effluent sentencing decision by Judge MJL Dickey, leading to a fine of $23,450.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council v Rere Lake Farm Limited and Codi Joslin

3 November 2020

Discharge of dairy effluent sentencing decision by Judge MJL Dickey, leading to fines totalling $42,350.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council v Ziwi Limited

23 November 2020

Air discharge sentencing decision by Judge D A Kirkpatrick, leading to a fine of $66,000.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council v Kaimai Dairy Limited

9 September 2020

Discharge of dairy effluent sentencing decision by Judge MJL Dickey, leading to a fine of $34,650.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council v Gregrory Vercoe and G & J Vercoe Contracting Limited

28 August 2020

Discharge of sediment sentencing decision by Judge JA Smith, leading to fines totalling $16,800.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council v Kevin John Davies

3 August 2020

Air discharge sentencing decision by Judge JA Smith, leading to fines of $14,243.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council v DJK Limited and David Justin Kehely

13 May 2020

Discharge of dairy effluent sentencing decision by Judge M Harland, leading to a fine of $46,962.50.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council v Baygold Holdings Limited

22 January 2020

Discharge of sediment sentencing decision by Judge MJL Dickey, leading to a fine of $49,875