January 2017 media releases

Kaimai checks for kauri die-back

An aerial search for signs of kauri die-back disease in the northern Kaimai range and surrounding areas will start this week.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council to join appeal process

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has decided to join the Ministry for Primary Industries’ appeal process relating to the declaration related to controls on fishing-related activities in regional plans.

It takes three to ski

If you are planning a ski on Bay of Plenty waterways this summer, remember it takes three to ski. Any boat towing a skier, biscuit, wake board or similar device needs an observer.

Responses to submissions for rules to protect lake released

Responses to submissions for rules to protect lake released.

By-election for Mauao Maori Constituency

Nominations for candidates seeking election as a Bay of Plenty Regional Councillor for the Mauao Māori Constituency will open next Monday 16 January, when a by-election for the Constituency is formally publicly notified.

Bus fares to rise from next Monday

Bus fares on all Bay of Plenty public transport services will rise five (5) percent from Monday next week, affecting Bayhopper Tauranga, Cityride Rotorua and all rural services such as Bayhopper Eastern BOP.

Work under way to help region cope with coming rain

Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Civil Defence teams continue to monitor weather updates following last night’s rainfall in the Bay of Plenty.