January 2022 media releases

Check before you travel

28 January - Baybus bus services currently continue to operate as normal, but short notice cancellations are anticipated as Omicron spreads in the community and potentially leads to bus drivers reporting sick.

Funding open for school sustainability and resilience projects

27 January - Kickstart your school’s sustainability or resilience project through a new, innovative fund offered by Bay of Plenty Regional Council.

Lack of lifejackets biggest concern for Harbourmaster

26 January - The lack of lifejacket use continues to be the biggest reason the Bay of Plenty Regional Council Harbourmaster team has to interact with boat users.

Tongan shockwave detected in Bay of Plenty

21 January - Bay of Plenty Regional Council live monitoring sites picked up the exact time the shockwave from the Tongan eruption hit Tauranga Harbour.

Environmental fund makes Onepu wetland accessible

18 January - The Onepū Wetland and Mountain Bike Park is now accessible to powered wheelchair users and the mobility challenged thanks to Bay of Plenty Regional Council funding.

Dry summer sees reactivation of Rotorua Focus Zone

14 January - Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff will increase water flow monitoring of several Rotorua Focus Zone streams as the area moves into Level 1 of a Water Shortage Event.