December 2021 media releases

New Bay of Plenty roadmap for pest management now fully operative

13 December - Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s new Regional Pest Management Plan (RPMP) 2020 - 2030 became fully operative on Tuesday 7th December.

Kaituna River velocity mapped over 16 hours

8 December - Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff spent 16 continuous hours punting slowly back and forth across the Kaituna River last week carrying out some critical work.

Community led climate change projects get a boost

8 December - Two community led climate change adaptation projects have received funds from Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council this week to explore the future impact on their community and begin planning.

Final stages for Lake Okareka upgrade to manage lake levels

1 December - Upgrades to cater for lake level management and to accommodate future climate change effects on Lake Ōkāreka in Rotorua has now been completed.

Toihuarewa – Waimaori Chair in Lake and Fresh Water Science confirmed

13 December - The University of Waikato with financial support from Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council has appointed Dr Deniz Özkundakci to the position of Toihuarewa – Waimāori Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chair in Lake and Fresh Water Science.

Native tree numbers on the rise in Bay of Plenty

22 December - The 775,000 native trees and shrubs planted by Regional Council and volunteers in the past financial year are expected to remove 307,515 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere over the next 80 years.