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Greenprint for Whakatane tackles food sovereignty
Greenprint for Whakatane tackles food sovereignty
28 September 2018
An inspiring community initiative: ‘Greenprint for Whakatāne’, will hold a hui on 18 October to bring together like-minded locals who...
Proposed Regional Pest Management Plan open for submissions
Proposed Regional Pest Management Plan open for submissions
27 September 2018
The Proposed Regional Pest Management Plan is now open for submissions.   This proposal sets out how pests in our region should be...
Predator Free Schools
Predator Free Schools
27 September 2018
The Kiwibank Predator Free Schools programme will give twenty selected schools a budget of $1,000 for traps and trapping equipment to give...
Whakatane District Council Chief Executive appointment announced
Whakatane District Council Chief Executive appointment announced
24 September 2018
Whakatāne District Mayor Tony Bonne has announced that Stephanie O’Sullivan has been appointed Chief Executive of the Whakatāne District...
River improvement targets exceeded
River improvement targets exceeded
22 September 2018
More than 136 kilometres of Bay of Plenty waterway margins have been protected from stock access in the past year through riparian management...
Water quantity plan change approved
Water quantity plan change approved
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...
New Performance Training Centre to open in Rotorua
New Performance Training Centre to open in Rotorua
17 September 2018
A new specialised facility in Rotorua will enable local athletes to remain in the city to advance their physical performance.   Bay...
Working with Pacific people
Working with Pacific people
17 September 2018
In line with MSD’s 2018 – 2022 Statement of Intent and its commitment to helping New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent,...
Eastern Bay schools join BikeReady initiative
Eastern Bay schools join BikeReady initiative
14 September 2018
Eastern Bay Road Safety Programme partners, ACC and NZTA, have invested in a national cycling education system through a programme called...
WANTED: COMMUNITY CIVIL DEFENCE CHAMPIONS
WANTED: COMMUNITY CIVIL DEFENCE CHAMPIONS
13 September 2018
Champions to help in a crisis are the pieces of gold being sought in Western Bay communities by newly appointed Emergency Management and Community...
WBOP Community Groups Gain Through Community Match Fund
WBOP Community Groups Gain Through Community Match Fund
13 September 2018
Western Bay of Plenty District Council has announced $100,000 of funding for 27 community groups across the District.​   The...
Collaboration Drives Success
Collaboration Drives Success
12 September 2018
Collaboration between the community and Rotorua Lakes Council has been heralded as the reason the district has secured nearly $500k for tourism...
Tauranga has best quality of life, apart from the traffic
Tauranga has best quality of life, apart from the traffic
12 September 2018
Tauranga residents are more satisfied about their quality of life than residents of other cities, but we’re also more frustrated about...
LGNZ work reveals billions at risk from sea level rise
LGNZ work reveals billions at risk from sea level rise
7 September 2018
New Zealand’s local government sector stands on the front line in the fight against climate change, according to the initial findings of a...
Symposium explores challenges and opportunities of climate change
Symposium explores challenges and opportunities of climate change
5 September 2018
Attendees at LGNZ’s Climate Change Symposium in Wellington on Friday 7 September will discuss the challenges and opportunities of climate...
Discussion document on healthy homes standards released
Discussion document on healthy homes standards released
4 September 2018
The Minister of Housing and Urban Development has today released a discussion document on proposed standards to create warmer, drier rental homes...
A long-term approach recognised to transition to a low-emissions economy
A long-term approach recognised to transition to a low-emissions economy
4 September 2018
The Productivity Commission's final report reflects Local Government New Zealand's submission that good quality compact urban form,...
Productivity Commission final report on the path to a low-emissions economy
Productivity Commission final report on the path to a low-emissions economy
4 September 2018
The Productivity Commission has released its final report on the opportunities and challenges for New Zealand on the path to a low-emissions...
More housing for whanau in Opotiki
More housing for whanau in Opotiki
3 September 2018
A new project to provide more housing in Ōpotiki will make it easier for whānau and residents of Ōpotiki to find temporary and emergency...