August 2020 media releases

Kia Kaha Whakatane – New job, new skills and new experiences

31 August - It is not every day you find a jet ski buried in a patch of scrub. However, that is what five new chainsaw operators discovered when clearing pest plants from Walter Reid Reserve near Whakatāne.

COVID-19’s economic impact - Bay faring better than most

28 August - Recent economic data suggests that despite the significant early impacts of COVID-19, the Bay of Plenty’s economy is faring better than the country as a whole.  

Free school buses for Tauranga students to continue

27 August - Tauranga school students will get another year of free bus use following a Bay of Plenty Regional Council Public Transport Committee Meeting today.

Call goes out for Catchment and River Scheme nominations

10 August - The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is currently seeking members for vacant positions on the Kaituna Catchment Control Scheme Advisory Group and the Rangitāiki-Tarawera Scheme Advisory Group.

Regional Council undertakes work to address Whareroa Marae health concerns

6 August - Bay of Plenty Regional Council has committed to investigating and addressing health concerns raised by the Whareroa Marae community in Mount Maunganui.

Bay of Plenty benefits from One Billion Trees funding

5 August - The region’s biodiversity and water quality is set to receive a boost following Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s success in securing nearly $1.5 million funding under the One Billion Trees project.

New catfish control option to be investigated

4 August - The goal of eradicating Brown Bullhead Catfish in Lakes Rotoiti and Rotorua is being given another boost with investigation into a new biological control method.