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  • 24 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    New rules to care for the Bay of Plenty’s coastal environment are now in place, the Bay of Plenty Regional Council said in its latest announcement. The council gave public notice last week that the rules in its new Regional Coastal Environment Plan would have legal effect from Wednesday 12 April 2017. Regional Council Acting […]

  • 22 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    High priority works to improve stream health and repair erosion damage were completed recently on several streams in the Rotorua area, reported the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. The Council has been stabilizing stream banks with rock armoring after a severe weather event caused significant erosion along its banks last April. According to the Bay […]

  • 20 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Western Bay of Plenty District Council’s Draft Inner Harbor and Coastal Erosion Management Policy 2017 is out for consultation from Monday, 20 February, to 20 March 2017, the council just announced. This draft policy, if adopted, will become a 30-year policy detailing how the council responds to coastal and harbor erosion, the officials stated. “The […]

  • 1 March 2011

    Bay of Plenty Regional Council is reminding boaties that the flooding experienced during the past eight months has created a number of…   More info: voxy [mappress] Source: voxy, March 1, 2011  

  • 21 August 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A celebration to recognize the end of dredging for the Kopeopeo Canal Remediation Project was held yesterday as part of the final Community Liaison Group meeting. Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chair Doug Leeder explained that the project had successfully completed the removal and storage of around 35,000m³ of sediment into two containment sites. “This […]

  • 26 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The sediment dredging operations – part of the Kopeopeo Canal Remediation Project – started earlier this week, according to the Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s latest update. Acting Project Manager, Ken Tarboton, said that the milestone was significant for the team and for the wider community. “This week the contractor started removing contaminated sediment from the […]

  • 2 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Changes have been made to the Proposed Bay of Plenty Regional Coastal Environment Plan in response to public submissions. Regional Direction and Delivery Committee Chair Paula Thompson said that feedback from the 194 submissions that Regional Council received on the plan has been valuable. “It’s shaped changes to rules and policies about protecting natural areas, […]

  • 9 June 2011

    Bay of Plenty Regional Council has included a number of funding requests to its Annual Plan budget and referred others to its Ten Year… (voxy) [mappress] Source: voxy, June 9, 2011

  • 11 March 2010

    The battle lines were drawn as economic growth came face to face with cultural values in Mount Maunganui yesterday… [mappress] Source: Bay of Plenty Times ,March 11, 2010

  • 6 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Bay of Plenty Regional Council has brought the Maketu community a step closer to having a healthy estuary by gaining resource consent approval for the Kaituna Re-diversion and Estuary Ongatoro/Maketu Enhancement Project. The project will return an average of 600,000 cubic meters of fresh water from the Kaituna River into Ongatoro/Maketu Estuary on every tidal cycle, […]

  • 25 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Bay of Plenty Regional Council has just released the latest video update on their Opureora Channel Dredging Project. For many years, the Opureora Channel has been used as a primary accessway for boat traffic between Matakana Island and the mainland at Omokoroa. It provides a critical lifeline for island residents that need to access emergency services, […]

  • 9 January 2012

    After a tough year in 2011 there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel for the Bay of Plenty…   (bayofplentytimes) [mappress] Source: bayofplentytimes, January 9, 2012; Image: port-tauranga

  • 23 September 2011

    The Bay of Plenty Regional Council recently reviewed progress in the Tauranga Harbour programme and gave direction on future action for …   (sunlive) [mappress] Source: sunlive, September 23, 2011;

  • 19 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Developing ecological sites, sediment monitoring and working to achieve community-set water quality targets are among the projects Bay of Plenty Regional Council will lead this year, having allocated 23 percent of its $108.8 million annual budget on work to care for the region’s water. Water quality and quantity work across the Bay of Plenty includes […]

  • 23 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Exciting social and economic changes for the Ōpōtiki district and the Entire Eastern Bay of plenty are now significantly closer to a reality following Ōpōtiki District Council’s successful application for Regional Infrastructure Funding. On 22 August 2013, Bay of Plenty Regional Council announced funding of $18 million over two years to assist ODC’s Harbour Development […]

  • 19 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Kopeopeo Canal Remediation Project in Whakatane has won the Australasian Land and Ground Water Association (ALGA) project excellence award for Best Regional Remedial Project at last month’s awards ceremony. During the past few years, the project has successfully completed the removal and storage of around 35,000m³ of contaminated sediment into […]

  • 5 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    Results are back from validation testing on the first dredged section of the Kopeopeo Canal and they are showing sediment quality is now below the remediation target, the Bay of Plenty Regional Council informs.  Project Manager, Brendon Love, said that dredging is continuing and it was reassuring to get the results back from the first […]

  • 29 December 2011

    Bay of Plenty iwi will consider appealing against an Environment Court decision allowing the Port of Tauranga to dredge the harbour to widen its shipping channels. The dredging would remove about 15 million cubic metres of material from the seabed, leaving the main channel into the port just over 17 metres deeper. Iwi are concerned […]

  • 6 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is planning to invest $6.5 million this year in the land, water, wildlife and boating safety in the Te Awanui Tauranga Harbor area. At a Regional Direction and Delivery Committee meeting held last Thursday, Councillors approved an operational plan that outlines what work Regional Council will lead in and around Te […]

  • 9 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    A dramatic night lift of a barge, excavator and other machinery over Keepa Road Bridge in Whakatāne marked a smooth transition into the final section of the Kopeopeo Canal remediation project, the New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty Regional Council said in its latest release.  The council, with co-funding from the Ministry for the Environment, is […]

  • 20 March 2012

    Ngai Te Rangi iwi has decided not to file a notice of appeal after a decision was rendered to allow the Port of Tauranga to dredge Tauranga harbor, reports Radio New Zealand News. An elder, Hauata Palmer, stated that the iwi has decided not to initiate another appeal to the High Court as it would […]

  • 15 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    With the appointment of a contractor to the Kopeopeo Remediation Project, physical works look set to start in the coming months, according to the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. The Kopeopeo Canal Remediation project, co-funded by the Ministry for the Environment through the Contaminated Sites Remediation Fund (CSRF) will use a staged approach to remove, […]

  • 27 December 2011

    The Environment Court is recommending an application by the Port of Tauranga to dredge its shipping channel, in order to pave ways for larger container vessels and more cargo to enter the harbour, be approved. Ngai Te Rangi, one of the appellants, says they are looking forward to implementing a strong relationship with the Port […]

  • 26 December 2011

    Port of Tauranga has been given long-awaited approval to dredge its shipping channel, paving the way for larger container vessels and more cargo to enter the harbour. One of the appellants, Ngai Te Rangi, was also encouraged by the Environment Court decision released recently, saying it was looking forward to implementing a strong relationship with […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Bay of Plenty Regional Council has decided the Mount Maunganui surf reef is to be partially removed to remove the risk to swimmers near Tay Street. Regional Council Deputy Chief Executive Eddie Grogan said the Mount Maunganui Reef Trust obtained resource consent in August 2000 to construct the pilot offshore submerged reef about 250 m […]

  • 4 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Port of Tauranga today officially opened a major expansion of its container terminal facilities. The Port, New Zealand’s largest, has expanded its container wharf length by nearly a third, installed a new Super-Post Panamax gantry crane and ancillary equipment, and grown its landside cargo capacity. “Today marks the next phase of Port of Tauranga’s growth,” […]