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Whakatāne River entrance dredging to address safety concerns

Whakatāne River entrance dredging to address safety concerns

The unusually dry winter has forced Whakatāne District Council to undertake dredging operations at the Whakatāne River bar, starting this week. Dredging will happen on the outgoing tide and aims to loosen the compacted sand between the ‘narrows’ at the river entrance...

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Reo Rangahau – Professor Taiarahia Black

Reo Rangahau – Professor Taiarahia Black

In this Episode of Reo Rangahau, ahorangi Taiarahia Black chats with whāea Harata Day & Justine Murray on how Te reo was spoken and treated in the earlier days, also touching on Te Wharekura o Ruatoki i ngā wa o mua.

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Feedback open for climate change actions and targets

Feedback open for climate change actions and targets

Starting this week, Whakatāne District Council seeks feedback on its draft climate change strategy and action plans. The documents are based on earlier feedback from the community, and follow international and national best-practice. The documents are guided by an...

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New Catfish control option to be investigated

New Catfish control option to be investigated

The goal of eradicating Brown Bullhead Catfish in Lakes Rotoiti and Rotorua is being given another boost with investigation into a new biological control method. The partnership between Bay of Plenty Regional Council and the Te Arawa Lakes Trust breaks new ground in...

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Funding boost for Rangitāiki Floodway completion

Funding boost for Rangitāiki Floodway completion

Major engineering work, to complete the final stages of the Rangitāiki Floodway, and to improve the resilience of flood walls on the Rangitāiki River has received a significant funding boost from the government through the Provincial Growth Fund. Bay of Plenty...

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Whakatāne River entrance dredging to address safety concerns

Whakatāne River entrance dredging to address safety concerns

The unusually dry winter has forced Whakatāne District Council to undertake dredging operations at the Whakatāne River bar, starting this week. Dredging will happen on the outgoing tide and aims to loosen the compacted sand between the ‘narrows’ at the river entrance...

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Tāneatua wastewater inspections require resident action

Tāneatua wastewater inspections require resident action

Essential maintenance work on the Tāneatua wastewater system during the next two to three months will require residents to take action to ensure any pressurisation of sewer lines does not result in water being expelled from their toilet bowls. Residents in the areas...

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Tangiweto exhibition opens this weekend

Tangiweto exhibition opens this weekend

The work of Whakatāne-raised artist Tina Tangiweto should be familiar to most locals – she’s probably best known for her colourful murals in Kopeopeo, Waimana, and most recently at the Whakatāne Aquatic Centre. Tangiweto sees the eponymous solo exhibition at Te Kōputu...

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Reducing the risk of illness from listeria

Reducing the risk of illness from listeria

Following three recently reported cases of listeria infection in Tauranga, Toi Te Ora Public Health and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) are reminding the public of the recommended food safety measures to reduce any risk from listeria. “Listeria is a bacteria...

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