Partnership to grow methane emissions knowledge

A New Zealand/Ireland joint research programme starting this month aims to better understand methane emissions from pasture-based farm systems. The four-year... Read More

Māori landowners set to benefit from $40K grant

‘Discovery tours' will be organised for joint Māori landowners in the Bay this year to showcase low carbon land use options and help ignite the Māori... Read More

New Zealand kiwifruit harvest looking fruitful

New Zealand's 2024 kiwifruit harvest has kicked off with the first crop picked in Auckland, and more kiwifruit to be picked around New Zealand over the coming... Read More

Monitoring Mount Maunganui air quality

Mounties can now check local air quality in real time following the addition of 11 extra air sensors to the Bay of Plenty Regional Council monitoring network. The... Read More

$35K for BOP wetland climate change research

Research is underway to determine how salt marshes and mangroves could protect Bay of Plenty's coastline from climate change - and how a ‘resilience credit'... Read More

Fire season: What you need to know

Last summer seemed to be dominated by flooding but this year, fires are making headlines. A state of local emergency was declared for Christchurch City, including... Read More

Quad bike use divides beach community

A Bay of Plenty beach community is split over the rules for quad bike use at the Waiotahe Drifts subdivsion, with those in favour saying it could save lives. The... Read More

Fire Plans public consultation is now open

A Fire Plan outlines the particular fire risk conditions that exist or are likely to exist for a specific area, the local policies and procedures for the management... Read More

Leave moulting penguins alone - DOC

DOC is asking beachgoers and their dogs to give korora/little blue penguins space when they come ashore to moult. Korora adults come ashore between November... Read More

BOP emergency responders talk cyclone experience

Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of one of the worst weather events New Zealand has ever suffered - Cyclone Gabrielle. On February 14, 2023, a state... Read More

Get started on your sustainability journey

Some may feel we are constantly being bombarded with people telling us to be more sustainable and do our part to look after the environment. With so many... Read More

Wheelchairs, water, fishes and wishes

Reconnecting with the age-old pastime of fishing while enjoying a refreshing adventurous day out on the water with Wish4Fish is fostering enjoyment and cherished... Read More