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Have Your Say Korero Mai

We can all play a part in our region's success. We're keen to learn about what's important to you. Have your say on proposals that are open for public input or consultation.

Open for public input


What's it about?



Iwi Perceptions Survey

The aim of this survey is to gain iwi, hapu and tangata whenua feedback on:

  • The usefulness of iwi resource management provisions in the Bay of Plenty Regional Policy Statement (RPS)
  • Any experience you our your iwi/hapu or whanau have had with regional resource consents processes.

The iwi perceptions survey forms part of the monitoring requirements for the iwi resource management objectives in the Regional Policy Statement. The survey identifies the level of awareness iwi/hapu and whanau have of the RPS and should assist in raising awareness of these iwi resource management provisions.

This is the second survey.

The results of the first survey were reported to the Komiti Maori hui on 29 June 2016 and are available on Council's website.

The survey is open until 5.00pm on Thursday 3 May 2018.

Kaituna, he taonga tuku iho – a treasure gifted to us is the proposed Kaituna River Document


The Kaituna River Document is a co-governance document prepared by Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority, which is the co-governance entity of iwi and councils.  The document’s purpose is to restore, protect and enhance the Kaituna River and its tributaries.  Once approved, it will shape the river’s future well-being and influence regional and district planning documents.


Hearings were held on 11 and 15 August 2017. Te Maru o Kaituna will hold deliberations to make its final decisions at the end of 2017. 


The final document will be released early 2018.

Click here for more information 


Proposed Plan Change 9 to the Regional Water and Land Plan


Is looking to improve how we manage the allocation of water in the region and ensure it is being used efficiently.


Submissions closed on 14 December. Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate in the process.

Click here for a summary of feedback.




Regional Pest Management Plan: Discussion Document


A Regional Pest Management Plan discussion document has been developed to canvas community feedback on how pests are managed in our region. This document signals Council’s thinking on its pest management effort in the future. For example what pests we will continue to manage, possible changes to our pest management approach and how we might address new pest management challenges. What we hear from the community will help us decide what goes into the next RPMP.


Consultation closed Monday 1 May 2017.


Council intends to notify the RPMP by September 2017.