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Videos to be produced 'by farmers for farmers'
Videos to be produced 'by farmers for farmers'
27 October 2016
Farmers in the Lake Rotorua catchment will feature in videos providing advice to other farmers about good nutrient management practice. The main objective is to reduce nutrients entering Lake Rotorua although the videos may appeal to a wider audience. Seven projects have been approved by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Low Nitrogen Land Use Fund (LNLUF) with a $45,000 grant to this particular project. A key focus...
Swap a plant
Swap a plant
27 October 2016
Rotorua locals who have been out in the garden clearing weeds can swap them for free native plants. Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff will be at Rotary Market, Kuirau Park this Saturday giving away 300 native plants in exchange for weeds at its Weed Swap stall. Land Management Officer Shane Hona says the annual stall is a way for Council to raise awareness about weeds found in Rotorua and provide advice on how to stop them from growing...
Hearing Panel appointed for Lake Rotorua nutrient rules
Hearing Panel appointed for Lake Rotorua nutrient rules
18 October 2016
Bay of Plenty Regional Council has appointed an independent hearing panel to decide on rules to manage nutrients coming from land use and ensure the long-term sustainability of Lake Rotorua’s water quality (proposed Plan change 10: Lake Rotorua Nutrient Management). The panel is to be chaired by retired District and Environment Court judge, Gordon Whiting, who was on the hearing panel for the plan change that sought to preserve...
Rotoiti Catfish Update
7 October 2016
Earlier this year, between March and June, a total of 391 individual catfish of various sizes, removed from Lake Rotoiti by Regional Council staff. The vast majority of the fish (more than 97%), were caught within Te Weta Bay. Winter water temperatures cause catfish to slow down and in some cases hibernate, making netting impractical and population spread unlikely. This has given us an opportunity to shift our catfish control efforts over...

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