October 2023 media releases

Construction to begin on the Lower Rangitaiki River stopbanks

Construction on a 1.25km section of stopbank next to Thornton Beach Road is set to begin this month.

Scan to help keep the lakes pest-free

It’s now faster and easier for people enjoying the Rotorua Te Arawa lakes to confirm that their boat and trailer is free from freshwater pests.

Primary sectors preparing for El Nino summer dry

The Bay of Plenty Primary Sector (Adverse Event) Coordination Group met on 20 October 2023 to discuss the El Niño implications this season. 

Scholarship awarded for world first climate change degree

A Mount Maunganui-based university student is the first recipient of the Toi Moana Climate Change Scholarship, awarded by Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council.