March 2017 media releases

What 2.5 million Kiwis want

The future needs of more than 2.5 million Kiwis have been given a voice this week through the release of The Upper North Island Story; a report that shows how life could change for more than 53 percent of New Zealanders in the coming decade.  

Regional park gets bigger and better

Keen walkers can enjoy even more of Onekawa Te Mawhai Regional Park thanks to the generosity of an Eastern Bay of Plenty couple.

Maketū Estuary makeover begins

Work to improve natural water flows through Papahikahawai Creek into Te Awa o Ngatoroirangi/Maketū Estuary and create new areas of wetland in the Lower Kaituna Wildlife Management Reserve has begun.

Wet feet on World Water Day

Teachers from ten Bay of Plenty Schools got their feet wet yesterday, as they learnt how to assess stream health and teach students about freshwater use and impacts.

Freshwater focus for World Water Day

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is celebrating World Water Day today, Wednesday 22 March.

Community momentum still strong on Ohiwa Harbour

On Tuesday 13 March, the first Ōhiwa Harbour Implementation Forum hui for the new triennium was held on Kutarere Marae.

Rain the likely cause of pipis going to higher ground

Festival goers in Karangahake Gorge were not the only ones to experience an abundance of freshwater this past week.

Water a priority for Regional Council

Water a priority for Regional Council

Eastern Bay plan supports a bright future

The Eastern Bay will face plenty of opportunities and challenges in the next 30-50 years, with changes to technology, science, population demographics, society, the economy and the environment happening thick and fast.

Public hearings for the Proposed Plan Change 10

Public hearings for the Proposed Plan Change 10 to Regional Water and Land Plan, begin on Monday (March 13).

Okere Gates opened

In response to heavy rain the Bay of Plenty Regional Council has issued a first warning for the Kaituna River; the Okere Gates being opened fully to manage the level of Lake Rotoiti.

Farewell to lakes research expert

This month sees the end of an era, with the Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Programme’s Chair in Lakes Management and Restoration Professor David Hamilton leaving his role after 15 years.

Regional Council's plans for 2017/18 now available

An information document, which provides a snapshot of the key things the Regional Council intends to deliver in 2017/18, was approved at a Council meeting late last week.

‘Walking the walk’- sustainable transport solutions

‘Walking the walk’ - sustainable transport solutions

Media Advisory

Media Advisory

New partnership looks to achieve better public transport outcomes for Western BOP

New partnership looks to achieve better public transport

Collaboration key to alleviating Tauranga congestion

Collaboration key to alleviating Tauranga congestion