July 2020 media releases

Council welcomes climate resilience and flood protection funding

31 July - Bay of Plenty Regional Council is welcoming today’s announcement that it will receive up to $23 million for flood protection infrastructure projects.

Kia Kaha Whakatane projects keeping local people and companies working

29 July - More than 160 people are currently working on roading, infrastructure and environmental projects throughout the District as part of the Kia Kaha Whakatāne programme - including more than 90 people who were formerly unemployed.

Collaborative efforts support the restoration of Te Utuhina

20 July - A work plan is underway to improve the wellbeing of the Utuhina stream in Rotorua. The environmental improvements are thanks to joint efforts by local community group Te Kōmiro o Te Utuhina, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, and Fish and Game New Zealand.

Bay Conservation Cadets

15 July - The ‘Bay Conservation Cadets’ programme has been included in the first round of conservation focussed funding announced by the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern. The funding is part of an initial tranche of $162m across all regions.

Authentic partnerships with Regional Council a top priority for iwi and hapu

8 July - Iwi and hapū leaders from across the Toi Moana Bay of Plenty region met in Tauranga last Friday 3 July to discuss priorities for iwi and hapū post-COVID-19 and how to achieve success for Māori communities.

Geotech activity on Town Centre Flood Defence system this week

7 July - Geotechnical investigations will be carried out on a section of the town centre flood defence system nearby the Yacht Club tomorrow (Tuesday 7 July). The work involves a crane lifting a drilling rig into position to take bore samples.

Jobs for nature making a big impact

1 July - A tree-felling job in the Ngongotahā catchment that uses COVID-19 Recovery funding provided by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is highlighting the vital link between Toi Moana’s flood mitigation works and new employment opportunities in the Bay of Plenty.