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December 21, 2017
Land Use Directory to help farmers with options for improved lake water quality

Rotorua Land Use Directory to help provide farmers with options for improved lake water quality has been launched. It has been launched by Te Arawa Primary Sector and a collective…

November 13, 2017
New Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chair in lake and freshwater science

BOPRC Media Release,  13 November 2017 The University of Waikato has appointed a new Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chair in Lake and Freshwater Science. He’s Dr Troy Baisden, who…

September 26, 2017
BFEA – BOP Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Why enter the Awards?  By entering the Ballance Farm Environment Awards, farmers/growers are given the opportunity to have businesses evaluated by a team of highly respected and experienced farmers/ growers…

September 19, 2017
Te Arawa Lakes Trust environment manager calls for eco-warriors

Rotorua Daily Post, 19 September 2017 An increasing awareness of the efforts of kaitiaki (protectors) undertaking environmental projects around the Te Arawa lakes has prompted the Te Arawa Lakes Trust…

September 19, 2017
Offer of free consent for farmers closes next week

Bay of Plenty Council Media Release, 19 September 2017 Bay of Plenty Regional Council is encouraging farmers that are ready to move to the next stage of Plan Change 10…

September 15, 2017
Ecotain plantain can significantly reduce nitrogen leaching

www.scoop.co.nz  Thursday, 14 September 2017 A plantain that started life as a common weed has now been shown to have the ability to significantly reduce nitrogen leaching from the urine…

August 16, 2017
Rules to protect Lake Rotorua formally notified

Media Release 16 August 2017 Yesterday, Tuesday 15 August, marked the formal notification date of Proposed Plan Change 10 after Bay of Plenty Regional Council unanimously adopted an Independent Hearing Panel’s recommendations…

August 16, 2017
New national environmental standards will increase costs for farm foresters

by Pat Deavoll, 11 August 2017 New national environmental standards are expected to increase costs for farm foresters.  Farm forestry owners are facing added costs with the introduction of new…

August 9, 2017
Wet wet wet

Media Release 9 August 2017 If you feel like this winter has been more than a little wet in the Bay of Plenty, current Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s data…

August 2, 2017
Plan Change 10 a landmark decision for Lake Rotorua

Media Release 2 August 2017 In what has been described as a landmark decision for the future of Lake Rotorua, new rural land use rules will be notified on 15…