December 2023 media releases

Bay of Plenty Regional Council begins process to consider staged sell down in Port of Tauranga shareholding

Bay of Plenty Regional Council (Council) has begun the process to consider a staged sell down of its current 54.14 percent shareholding ($2.045 billion as at close of trading, Friday 8 December) in Port of Tauranga Limited (POTL).

School Sustainability and Resilience Fund

Thornton School has recently planted 300 plants around their BMX track with the help from Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s School Sustainability and Resilience Fund.

Local park gets big boost from Regional Council

Over the last 35 years Preston Park has been transformed from a dairy farm where offal was discarded across the property, to one of Tauranga’s best kept secrets.

Next to a flood defence? Check before you DIY this summer

With the longer days signalling the start of DIY season, Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council is reminding landowners living in a rivers and / or drainage scheme to check if they need a Bylaw Authority before doing any digging, planting or building.

Rotorua Te Arawa lakes still at record levels heading into summer

Lake levels in the Rotorua region are the highest they have been since the 1970s and they won’t be receding any time soon.

Follow the rules to stop the spread of freshwater pests

It’s the responsibility of every lake user to follow the rules to prevent gold clam or any other freshwater pest from spreading to the Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes this summer.

Environmental programme receives five-year extension

A project to protect and enhance several environmentally significant areas in the Whakatāne District has been re-confirmed for the next five years.

Applications now open for Rivers Scheme Advisory Groups

Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana is seeking applications from rivers and drainage scheme ratepayers to join its Rivers Scheme Advisory Groups.

Sand, surf and sustainability: Coast Care’s Beach User Survey shares community priorities

With the holidays upon us and the promise of sunny beach days ahead, Coast Care Bay of Plenty is reminding beach users to be proactive in taking care of the region's pristine coastline and beaches.

Bay of Plenty boating rules open for feedback

The Draft Regional Navigation Safety Bylaws 2024 were adopted by Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council at its Thursday 14 December Council meeting, and are now open for feedback.