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August 29, 2019
Helping BOP Farmers and Growers get “ahead of the game”

New Zealand farmers and growers are facing “a freight train” of regulations and to help them prepare for what’s coming, the first BOP Future Farming Symposium on Thursday 24 October…

August 22, 2019
Rotorua farmers dodge bullet

Farmers Weekly 22 August 2019 The Environment Court’s interim decision to uphold Plan Change 10 rules for nitrogen allocation in Rotorua Lakes District has been welcomed by farmers as a…

August 18, 2019
Positive step for Lake Rotorua clean up

BOPRC Media Release 16 August 2019 Rotorua locals are one step closer to having a cleaner lake, following an interim Environment Court decision on Lake Rotorua nutrient management rules that has…

August 6, 2019
Mānuka to help clean up local waterways

26 JULY 2019 One family in Rotorua is doing its part to help clean up local waterways, by removing gorse and planting 120,000 natives in its place. A 150-hectare property…

February 26, 2019
Plan Change 10, Science Review completed

Friday 22 February 2019 The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is on track with methods to improve the water quality of Lake Rotorua,  according to a recent scientific review. The…

February 25, 2019
Family Taneatua dairy farm wins Bay of Plenty Ballance Farm Environment Awards Supreme Award

Whakatane dairy farmers Fraser and Katherine McGougan have won the 2019 Bay of Plenty Ballance Farm Environment Awards Supreme Award.   Fraser and Katherine took over the family farm at…

January 31, 2019
Rerewhakaaitu farmers managing nutrients to protect local lakes

BOPRC Media Release 31 January 2019 Farmers from the Rerewhakaaitu community are taking practical steps to protect water quality in their local lakes. They have worked with Bay of Plenty…

December 19, 2018
Unwanted Christmas gift for Lake Rotorua

Wednesday 19 December 2018  The discovery of catfish in Lake Rotorua wasn’t the surprise that the Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff were hoping for this holiday season; however that’s what…

December 17, 2018
Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment report considers Overseer’s use for regulation

Fertiliser Matters 17 December, 2018  A report on whether Overseer is suitable for use in regulation to help clean up Aotearoa New Zealand’s rivers and lakes has been released today…

December 12, 2018
Rotorua floods: Independent review panel releases critical report

Rotorua Daily Post 11 December 2018 An independent review panel has today released a report critical of the Rotorua Lakes Council and Bay of Plenty Regional Council in the lead…