November 2020 media releases

Tree removal will benefit more than just the waterways

25 November - The removal of large eucalyptus trees along the Ngongotahā stream is progressing steadily and the funding provided has seen benefits including job creation for the local Rotorua community.  The project is part of a wider programme to remove problem trees in danger of blocking waterways in the Ngongotahā Catchment.

Consent to enable erosion repair works around the Bay of Plenty

24 November - Bay of Plenty Regional Council has lodged an application for resource consent to carry out erosion repair and flooding prevention works in rivers and streams around the Bay of Plenty. The application is now open for public submissions.

Flood repairs beside Whakatane River Reserve

19 November - Repair is set to start on one of the few remaining sites on the Whakatāne River damaged after the 2017 flood and storm event. The work will see the replacement and repair of the rock armouring along the Whakatāne River downstream of the Landing Road Bridge. 

Rain offers some relief but more needed to keep drought at bay

19 November - The recent wet weather has seen a respite to the dry in the Bay of Plenty - but not enough to lift dry weather warnings yet.

Volunteers lend a hand to protect our beaches

5 November - Almost 70,000 native plants were dug into Bay of Plenty sand dunes this winter – by local volunteers.

Algal bloom the first in 10 years for Lake Rotorua

4 November - The recent health warning for the toxic algal blooms in Lake Rotorua has reminded the community that there is still work to be done to improve the water quality.