September 2019 media releases

Civil Defence service recognised

30 September - Eight individuals who, in total, have delivered 120 years to emergency management in the Bay of Plenty have had their dedication acknowledged at an awards ceremony held in Tauranga on Friday (subs 27 September 2019).

Fanatical about fishing? Then take care with your gear

30 September - When the trout fishing season opens at 5am Tuesday 1 October, Bay of Plenty Regional Council has one key message for anglers and lake users: to please take care with your gear.    

Growth in bus bike rack use as World Car Free Day looms

16 September - Bay of Plenty Regional Council is celebrating World Car Free Day on Sunday September 22 by providing free bus travel around the region

New bridge at Thornton

12 September - Stage 5 of the Rangitāiki Floodway Project has reached a significant milestone with bridge construction nearing completion on Thornton Hall Road near Whakatāne.

Geotechnical works on Muriwai Drive

6 September - A drilling rig will be hard at work on Muriwai Drive, Whakatāne in the coming days as the Bay of Plenty Regional Council undertakes investigative work to learn more about the ground beneath and around adjacent floodwalls.

Regional Council maintains water momentum

5 September - Central government’s new 'Action for Healthy Waterways' proposals are expected to help expand and advance Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s current freshwater improvement efforts says Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chief Executive Fiona McTavish.

Preserving Rotorua’s hot stuff

3 September - A review of the Rotorua Geothermal Regional Plan is focused on making sure there is a balance between the current use and future development of geothermal.