February 2017 media releases

Urban Food Forest project gets under way

Urban Food Forest project gets under way

New express bus service for Te Puke residents to meet peak demand

Check out the new express bus service for Te Puke residents to meet peak demand.

Tool launched to check if money grows from trees

An online tool has been launched to help landowners in the Lake Rotorua catchment understand the potential economic gains from converting all or parts of their property to pine or Mānuka.

Used nappies and trash not a treasure for stream

Used nappies, a lamp shade, double bed base and old TV is just some of the trash Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff found in the Mangakakahi Stream this week.

New boating rules for Bay of Plenty get the tick

Councillors adopted the new Navigation Safety Bylaw at their first meeting of 2017 this week.

Works to begin on Orini clean-up

Following an early-morning Karakia on the site this week, works are set to begin to cover and contain exposed wood waste on the banks of the Orini Stream.

Six candidates for Mauao by-election

Six candidates have been nominated for election to the Bay of Plenty Regional Council in the Mauao Māori Constituency by-election scheduled for March this year.

Last call for Mauao Maori by-election nominations

Nominations for candidates seeking election as a Bay of Plenty Regional Councillor for the Mauao Māori Constituency will close at 12 noon this Monday 13 February.

Rain needed for Rotorua lakes

We all love a hot, dry summer and so far 2017’s given us just that. But it comes with a downside: some of Rotorua’s lakes are below their usual summer levels.