May 2020 media releases

Regional Council welcomes national water reforms

28 May - “It’s great to have the direction we’ve been waiting for. Now we can move forward faster to improve the care of our region’s waterways,” said Bay of Plenty Regional Council Councillor and Strategy and Policy Committee Chair Paula Thompson in response to Government’s Action for Healthy Waterways decisions released by Minister Parker today.

Hunters told "Wash your Weedy Waders"

22 May - Bay of Plenty Regional Council is reminding duck shooters to do their bit to avoid spreading damaging freshwater pests with the hunting season opening this Saturday 23 May.

Tauranga Northern Link construction welcomed by Regional Council

20 May - Bay of Plenty Regional Council has welcomed news that construction on the Tauranga Northern Link is scheduled to start later this year.

New report paints economic picture to inform strong recovery

19 May - A new report on the impacts of COVID-19 on the Bay of Plenty economy pinpoints the areas where the region is set to be hit hardest – but also highlights some of the reasons the region may not be as severely impacted as other parts of New Zealand.

Normal bus timetables resume under Alert Level Two

13 May - Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Bayhopper and Cityride bus networks will be returning to normal timetables when Alert Level 2 begins tomorrow.

National award for Kaituna River re-diversion project

12 May - The Kaituna River re-diversion and Te Awa o Ngātoroirangi Maketu Estuary enhancement project was announced yesterday as the winner of the Rodney Davies Project Award from the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI).

$755 million Transport Economic Stimulus Package proposed for Bay of Plenty

11 May - The Bay of Plenty Regional Council Transport Committee has proposed a $755 million Transport Economic Stimulus Package following a meeting on 8 May.

Collaboration recognised in SOLGM Local Government Awards success

11 May - For the first time since 2012, a single council has won more than one Excellence Award at the NZ Society of Local Government Managers (SOLGM) Awards.