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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…

December 4, 2018
Te Arawa Lakes Trust says no to treated wastewater in Lake Rotorua

NZ Herald, 4 December 2018 Te Arawa Lakes Trust is opposing plans to discharge treated wastewater into Lake Rotorua in what is being described as a “surprise” move at a…

September 25, 2018
Dairy farmers tackle nitrogen loss

STUFF: by Heather Chalmers  September 25 2018 Cutting cow numbers is just one of several options dairy farmers are using to meet looming nitrogen leaching reduction targets. Nitrogen is a…

September 21, 2018
Water quantity plan change approved

BOPRC MEDIA RELEASE 21 September 2018 Bay of Plenty Regional Councillors have unanimously approved the adoption of the Region-wide Water Quantity Plan Change (Plan Change Nine) to strengthen water allocation limits…

September 21, 2018
Agri-tourism to provide new income stream for farmers

BOPRC MEDIA RELEASE- 21/09/2018 Rotorua’s booming tourism industry could provide a way to farm less intensively while generating additional income streams for farmers. Landowners in the Lake Rotorua Catchment could…