July 2021 media releases

Statement regarding passing of Philip Sherry

19 July - Councillors and staff at Bay of Plenty Regional Council were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former Councillor Philip Sherry during the weekend.

Risk of water restrictions eased

16 July - Streams with catchments in the headwaters to the west-southwest of Rotorua, a 60,000-hectare area known as the Rotorua Focus Zone, have been experiencing very low flows throughout the first half of this year. 

Government delay concerns Regional Transport Committee

5 July - Bay of Plenty mayors and Regional Transport Committee members have expressed their deep concern and regret to Transport Minister Michael Wood following the Government’s decision to delay the timing of the delivery of the Tauriko North Link (TNL) Stage Two.

Significant funding for Bay of Plenty climate change projects

5 July - Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council has confirmed it will spend about $1.8m on funding climate change related projects as part of its 2021-31 Long Term Plan.