April 2017 media releases

Okere Gates still fully open

Okere Gates remain fully open following the recent heavy rain

Environmental focus for Regional House refurbishment

Energy savings being made are being incorporated into refurbishment

Bay of Plenty native fish monitoring showing promising results

Working with locals to protect and improve our water

Not too late to have your say on pest management

We want your input in developing the next Regional Pest Management Plan

Regional Council donates to flood fund

Council has approved $700,000 towards supporting people affected by the flood

New councillor sworn in

Council’s newest councillor has been welcomed with a powhiri.

Councils blown away by volunteer numbers

More than 1190 people have registered with the Ngāti Awa Volunteer Army

Large swells likely cause of Waihī Beach tuatua die-off

Tests conducted find the cause of the mass tuatua die-off at Waihi Beach

Improved ticketing for Bay of Plenty bus passengers

Bus passengers will reap the benefits of a new ticketing system

Flood update

Find the latest news from Civil Defence

Volunteer army mobilises for Project Edgecumbe

Members of the community are being asked to join

Better bus ticketing for passengers on the way

Bus passengers in nine regions will have improved ticketing by June next year.

More rain on the way for Bay of Plenty

Council’s Flood Management Team is working with Metservice meteorologists

New rules for coastal consents

New rules to care for the coastal environment are now in place

#LoveOurLakes Easter Hunt treats up for grabs

Little #Rotorock hunters are in for an Easter treat these holidays

Independent review of Edgecumbe flood event

There will be an independent review of the infrastructure

No Wake Zone for Okawa Bay

Temporary No Wake Zone for Okawa Bay on Lake Rotoiti from now until 8am Monday

Council focuses on Rangitaiki River stop bank damage

Rangitāiki River remains the main focus for the flood management teams today.

Flood work continues through the night

Works continue through the night in Bay of Plenty

High tide passes as work continues on flood management

High tide passes as work continues on flood management

River levels exceed flood design capability

Eastern Bay rivers reached warning levels overnight

Mauao by-election votes due

Mauao by-election votes due

Proposed Plan Change 10 hearings reconvene

Reconvene on Monday April 3, 2017.