December 2019 media releases

Annual growth in Bayhopper bus network

20 December - One year on from major changes and the western Bay’s Bayhopper bus network is seeing promising increases in patronage.

International award for local clean-up project

19 December - Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Kopeopeo Canal Remediation Project in Whakatāne has scooped the Australasian Land and Ground Water Association (ALGA) project excellence award for Best Regional Remedial Project at last month’s awards ceremony.

Free joint regional bus service announced for tertiary students

5 December - A free regional bus service for tertiary students will be launched in 2020 across the Bay of Plenty Region.    

New boat ramp for Christmas

An upgraded new boat ramp at Ford Road, near Maketu, will on December 24th, ahead of schedule and in time for people to enjoy it over the Christmas break.