February 2020 media releases

Harbour funding welcomed by Regional Council

28 February - Bay of Plenty Regional Council is pleased to see the Ōpōtiki Harbour Transformation project as a recipient of Provincial Growth Funding.

Low lake levels around Rotorua Wednesday

12 February - Rotorua’s long, dry summer has seen lake levels in the region drop, with Bay of Plenty Regional Council closely monitoring the situation, particularly on Rotorua and Rotoiti.

Kaituna River re-diversion opening celebrated

12 February - Tangata whenua, Maketū schoolchildren, and other locals gathered together today with contracting staff, Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Western Bay of Plenty District Council representatives, to celebrate the return of freshwater flows from the Kaituna River into Te Awa o Ngātoroirangi/Maketu Estuary.

Nasty nipper numbers on the rise

21 February - Underwater trapping across the Bay of Plenty coastline this summer by Bay of Plenty Regional Council confirmed that the aggressive Asian paddle crab has become well established in Tauranga Moana and has spread further along the coast.