March 2021 media releases

Shining a light on corporate greenhouse gas emissions

31 March - Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council has recently completed its second annual audit as part of the Toitū carbon reduce certification.

Biannual oil spill training exercise

29 March - Tomorrow we will be in the Matua/Fergusson Park area from 8:30am to 3:30pm to do a biannual oil spill response training exercise.

Container Storage Company fined for environmental offending

24 March - CRS Tauranga Limited (CRS) has been convicted and fined $86,250 in the Tauranga District Court after pleading guilty to charges of discharging contaminants into Tauranga Harbour.

Decarbonisation of bus fleet to be investigated

19 March - Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Public Transport Committee has approved a feasibility study to scope the decarbonisation of the urban and regional bus fleet in the Bay of Plenty.

Free bus fares for the mobility impaired

18 March - Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana has confirmed people with mobility impairment will be able to travel on the region’s buses for free from July 1st.

Awatarariki plan changes become operative

18 March - Whakatāne District Council and Bay of Plenty Regional Council plan changes to address the unacceptably high debris flow loss-of-life risk on the Awatarariki Fanhead in Matatā will come into effect later this month.

Motiti Protection Area rules signed off by the Minister of Conservation

1 March - The Minister of Conservation has approved the Bay of Plenty Regional Coastal Environment Plan, resolving the two outstanding appeals relating to the Motiti Protection Area and Matakana Island.