May 2019 media releases

Environmental monitoring under the spotlight

30 May - Bay of Plenty Regional Council has welcomed findings from an independent report into compliance, monitoring and enforcement by New Zealand’s regional and unitary councils. 

Dates announced for reinstated bus routes

24 May - Bay of Plenty Regional Council will roll-out re-instated bus routes 41, 36 and 71 over the next six weeks in Tauranga.

Significant step in battle against hornwort

23 May - The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is celebrating the removal of the weed cordon that excluded boats from the Motuwhetero Arm of Lake Ōkataina last week.

Working on the night moves

9 May - The dramatic night lift of a barge, excavator and other machinery over Keepa Road Bridge in Whakatāne marked a smooth transition into the final section of the Kopeopeo Canal for the remediation project. 

Mobile phone use focus for Road Safety Week

3 May - Mobile phone use while driving in the Bay of Plenty is the key focus for this year’s Road Safety Week, which runs between May 6-12.

Minor bus travel disruption under new meal break rule

2 May - Bus passengers in the Western Bay of Plenty should face only minor disruptions to their travel when legislated changes to bus driver rest and meal breaks come into effect on Monday May 6.

Stakeholders put Kaituna River first as decision made on kayaking in dangerous gorge

1 May - The Bay of Plenty Regional Harbourmaster, Peter Buell, has made his decision to prohibit vessels in a section of the Kaituna River named Pari Tūkino (commonly known as Gnarly gorge) for a six month period to allow time for options to be explored for improving safety in the area.