May 2023 media releases

Celebrating the Bay of Plenty’s pest animal control efforts through technology

A collective effort to develop an online mapping system shows the extent voluntary and community groups in the Western Bay of Plenty are going to in helping make the region predator free.

Bay of Plenty councils join forces to launch FutureFit

Councils within Bay of Plenty are excited to come together to support the region’s launch of FutureFit, an online tool to help individuals and families determine their carbon footprint and assist them in setting climate-friendly goals. 

Help keep flood defences functioning this winter

With increased rainfall and weather events impacting the region, Bay of Plenty Regional Council is reminding landowners living near the region’s flood defences to refresh themselves of the rules.

Record rain across the rohe causing erosion and river discolouration

Multiple slips and erosion in the upper reaches of catchments across Bay of Plenty are washing sediment into local rivers and estuaries and causing them to discolour.

Council approves construction of proposed Rangitāiki Spillway design

Bay of Plenty Regional Council Councillors have approved increase in budget for the construction of the Rangitāiki Spillway, following overwhelming support from the community.

Boaties beware – significant rainfall creates new underwater hazards at the lakes

Boaties using the Rotorua lakes are being asked to be extra careful around lake edges following recent heavy rain which has significantly raised lake levels, creating new underwater hazards.

Moving Day Mastery: plan ahead to stop pests and manage effluent

With Moving Day just around on the corner on June 1, it’s an exciting but busy time for the dairy farming community.