September 2020 media releases

Ngongotaha locals invited to public information session

18 September - Ngongotahā residents are invited to learn more about local infrastructure projects and provide feedback on plans for their community at a public information session next week.

Improving fresh water quality one native plant at a time

15 September - The first of more than 60,000 native plants have gone in the ground on properties which sit above the Kaiate Falls, to help improve water quality and increase biodiversity in the Waitao catchment.

Better future for inanga on the Whakatane River

14 September - Whakatāne residents of both the human and fish kind are enjoying new inanga (whitebait) ponds and spawning habitat built in the river berm alongside the Whakatāne River.

Week of activities to kick off long term learning at Toi Moana

11 September - For many organisations, Te Wiki o te Reo Māori has become an opportunity to take a week out of the year to celebrate, use and learn Te Reo Māori.

Council unlocks COVID-fund potential

7 September - Bay of Plenty Regional Council has agreed a raft of recommendations to unlock the community resilience and job creation benefits of its COVID-19 ‘shovel-ready’ project funding.

Large penalty for burning of demolition waste in Rotorua

1 September - A Tauranga man has been prosecuted for burning demolition waste at a residential subdivision site in Rotorua in June 2018.

Maketu Estuary showing early signs of improvement

25 September - The health of Te Awa o Ngatoroirangi / Maketū Estuary is showing early signs of improvement according to Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s latest report on findings from its environmental monitoring work in the estuary.

Regenerating the land for our children's future

28 September - A small Murupara-based company is simultaneously restoring papatūānuku, and young lives.

We’re in for a hot one, let’s do our part

30 September - On the back of one of our worst ever recorded droughts, Bay of Plenty Regional Council is asking water users to start thinking about and planning their water use to be better prepared this summer.