September 2021 media releases

Transport key to reducing regional carbon emissions

29 September - New data released by Statistics New Zealand shows that Bay of Plenty carbon emissions grew by 4.4 percent in 2019. The national average was an increase of 2.1 percent.

Bay of Plenty regional transport vision shared with Minister of Transport

16 September - Transport emissions and the need for new funding and finance mechanisms for projects were some of the topics raised by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council Transport Committee in a meeting this week with Transport Minister Michael Wood.

Community relationships key to Regional Council’s biosecurity success

10 September - Nearly a year after the 2020–2030 Regional Pest Management Plan became operative Bay of Plenty Regional Council is on track to hit all of its targets.

Dust on the decline in Mount industrial area

7 September - Air quality data shows that dust pollution is on the decline in the Mount Maunganui industrial area.

Regional Transport Committee encouraged by $1.4bn boost in Government funding

7 September - The Bay of Plenty Regional Transport Committee is encouraged by the $1.4 billion investment announced from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.