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.

Preliminary sampling completed for contamination investigation in Mount Maunganui

4 May - Initial sampling for a number of contaminants including PFAS compounds in the area surrounding Whareroa Marae has been completed.