March 2022 media releases
Coast Care stalwarts set to retire
31 March - Chris and Jayne Ward have been the backbone of Western Bay of Plenty’s dune ecosystem for more than 11 years. Now, they’re preparing to hang up their spades and spend more time with their family.
Half price bus fares on the way for all Bay of Plenty Regional Council services
31 March - Bay of Plenty bus fares will be half price for three months from this Friday as the Government-funded discount on public transport fares initiative begins.
Further fines for CRS Tauranga Limited
30 March - Further fines for container storage company, CRS Tauranga Limited, after sediment discharges into Tauranga Harbour for second time.
eDNA testing of rivers may reveal secretive fish
22 March - Secretive fish species may be uncovered through environmental DNA testing of rivers and streams in the Ōhiwa area.
People urged to stay off dunes
17 March - That small track you use to go to the beach everyday could be causing harm to the dunes it crosses.
Reduced timetables for all Rotorua Cityride bus services from tomorrow
11 March - Rotorua bus users are being urged to check before they travel, as the Cityride network moves to a second phase of COVID-19 temporary revised bus timetables from Saturday 12 March.
Fish to have easier passage across Ohiwa
9 March - Migratory native fish will soon find it easier to make their way along rivers and streams in the Ōhiwa area following an extensive survey of the catchment’s culverts and bridges.
Final lake weed removal scheduled for Thursday and Friday
9 March - A clean up will take place tomorrow and Friday to remove what’s left of washed-up weed causing a stink for users of the newly developed Rotorua lakefront.
Supporting change within our communities
7 March - Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council is offering support to communities who are concerned about climate change.