May 2021 media releases
Don’t be the weakest link this winter – Help protect our region’s stopbanks
31 May - With winter weather on the horizon Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana is reminding rural landowners of their responsibility to protect our region’s stopbanks.
$200k available for BOP environmental groups
31 May - Over $200,000 is still available for local environmental groups who need help funding local projects – and time is running out to take advantage of this year’s Environmental Enhancement Fund.
Bus patronage grows bucking COVID trend
27 May - Increased levels of bus passenger use in Tauranga is driving up patronage in the region.
Maintenance works to start at Pakihikura Opotiki Wharf
27 May - Maintenance work on the flood wall near the Ōpōtiki Wharf will get underway next week after a recent inspection by Bay of Plenty Regional Council found trees growing at the base of the wall had become a risk to the town’s flood defences.
Initial PFAS investigation wrapped up
11 May - Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s initial investigation into the presence of PFAS in the Whareroa area is now complete.
New Motiti Protection Area effective from 11 August
4 May - A start date for the new Motiti Protection Area rules was confirmed at Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Strategy and Policy meeting today.