March 2020 media releases

Majority of oily waste recovered

31 March - The majority of oily waste from last night’s spill into Tauranga Harbour has been recovered after Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff worked into the night.

Regional Council responding to oil spill

30 March - Bay of Plenty Regional Council oil spill response staff have tonight been working to contain an oil spill at Sulphur Point in Tauranga.

Zero general rates rise and flexibility focus for Regional Council

24 March - Bay of Plenty Regional Council met today to shift its focus from business as usual to essential services that will support communities through the coming weeks.

Support kicks in for Bay of Plenty farmers in drought

24 March - As drought grips many parts of the country, the ongoing challenges faced by farmers in Bay of Plenty have prompted the Bay of Plenty Primary Sector Coordination Group (PSCG) to draw on recently released Government funding.

Regional Council prepares for big dry

10 March - Bay of Plenty Regional Council is putting extra preparations in place to ensure the region’s waterways are well cared for if this summer’s dry weather continues.