July 2019 media releases
Manuka to help clean up local waterways
26 July - One family in Rotorua is doing its part to help clean up local waterways, by removing gorse and planting 120,000 natives in its place.
Farm managers fined for effluent discharge
25 July - An Ōpōtiki dairy farm manager and senior farm assistant have been fined $24,700 under the Resource Management Act after an effluent irrigator failed and discharged into a nearby drain.
Flood Room update 3
5 July - All rivers in the area, with the exception of the lower reaches of the Whakatane, have peaked and are now receding and as predicted, river levels have not affected properties within flood protected schemes.
Flood Room continues overnight
4 July - The Bay of Plenty Regional Council Flood Room continues to closely monitor the effects of the current weather system on our region’s rivers.
Flood Room activated in response to weather event
4 July - The Bay of Plenty Regional Council Flood Room has been activated since 1pm today (Thursday 4 July 2019) to closely monitor the effects of the current weather system on our region’s rivers.
Fare-free school bus trial given green light by Regional Council
3 July - A one-year trial in 2020 of fare-free bus transport for Tauranga school students was last week adopted as part of Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Annual Plan 2019/20.
Regional Council to trial regional bus services
3 July - Travel options for those needing to get to work and study across the region are a step closer to improving next year, with Bay of Plenty Regional Council agreeing to trial new regional services for one year in 2020.