April 2021 media releases

Last chance for funding from Clean Air Rotorua

23 April - Access to Hot swap loans, low-income heating grants and subsidised burner removals ends next week on 30 April 2021.

Funding available for Bay environmentalists

14 April - There are just three months left for community groups to apply for a portion of this year’s Bay of Plenty Regional Council Environmental Enhancement funding, with grants of up to $25,000 per project available.

Contamination investigation underway in Mount Maunganui Industrial Area

12 April - Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana is investigating reports PFAS compounds have been recorded in groundwater near Taiaho Place in the Mount Maunganui Industrial Area.

Appeals resolved through the Environment Court

1 April - Appeals on rules to manage nutrients reaching Lake Rotorua have been resolved through the Environment Court. Formerly known as Plan Change 10, the rules limit the amount of nitrogen entering Lake Rotorua from land use, to improve the lake’s water quality.