During the triennium, we processed 20,227 E.coli samples from various locations, including monitoring sites, drinking, bathing and surface waters, and from water used in the production of shellfish and horticulture.
The Regional Water and Land Plan was reformatted and released as the Bay of Plenty Regional Natural Resources Plan in September 2017.
The Coast Care group - a partnership between communities and local government to protect, enhance and restore the coastal environment - held 400 planting days throughout the triennium.
Significant progress was made to support the Kaituna River.
Re-diversion and Ongatoro/Maketū Estuary Enhancement Project and construction commenced in June, 2018.
Te Maru o Kaituna undertook an intensive process of consultation and hearings, culminating in the approval of He Taonga Tuku Iho – the Kaituna River Document in June 2018. Te Maru is now drafting the companion action plan due to be completed by October 2019.
Accepted 10,633 samples and undertook a total of 68,289 tests in our labs.
Carried out 976 physical river-flow measurements.
Processed 500 resource consents.
340 tonnes of sea lettuce and 1,000kg of rubbish removed from Tauranga Harbour foreshores.
Work at Rotoehu Forest resulted in a 97% reduction in Wallaby numbers.
Administered 19 successful applications to the Environment Enhancement Fund.
Protected 144 additional kilometres of waterway margin.
Developed 26 new Environmental Programmes.
During the triennium, more than 95,000 plants were planted across our wetlands, salt marshes, coastal areas, and at our Papamoa Hills Regional Park.