December 2018 media releases

Commission announces representation decision for Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Local Government Commission today announced its decision that existing representation arrangements for Bay of Plenty Regional Council will apply for the 2019 local authority elections.

Councils work together to regenerate local waterways

High priority works to improve stream health and repair erosion damage are progressing on several streams in the Rotorua area.

Unwanted Christmas gift for Lake Rotorua

The discovery of catfish in Lake Rotorua wasn’t the surprise that the Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff were hoping for this holiday season.

Trading old for new

Summer dawns and the ‘Old4New’ tour hits the road, reminding people to think hard and fast about the safety of friends and whānau, making sure their lifejackets are fit for purpose.

Health warning issued for the Uretara River in Katikati

A health warning has been issued for the Uretara River in Katikati as monitoring results have shown persistently high levels of bacteria that may cause illness.

Bus patronage increases for new network

Bayhopper usage increased last week following the introduction of the new Tauranga and Western Bay bus network.

Rock deliveries rumble into town

Ōpōtiki residents may notice an increase in truck movements in the coming days, as contractors deliver rock material for stopbank repairs.

New bus network ready to roll

More direct routes, more frequent services and more reliable buses are part of the new Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty bus network which starts on Monday morning (subs Dec 10).

Flood risk reduction plan underway

Rotorua Lakes Council and Bay of Plenty Regional Council will work with the community to develop a joint action plan to reduce flood risk in the Ngongotahā area.