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Students out and about to fight the spread of aquatic pests
Students out and about to fight the spread of aquatic pests
22 December 2017
Bay of Plenty Regional Council summer student Jemma Hippolite and Te Wakaunua Te Kurapa are spending the holidays out and about educating the public about the region's lakes and how to protect them.    Growing up in Rotorua, Te Wakaunua Te Kurapa is used to spending summers on the region’s lakes. But this time will be slightly different as he and fellow Bay of Plenty Regional Council summer student, Jemma Hippolite, spend...
Father and son duo take hands-on approach to protect Rotorua lakes
Father and son duo take hands-on approach to protect Rotorua lakes
20 December 2017
  WATCH HERE Sewing a new weed cordon for Lake Rotomā with a 60-year-old Singer sewing machine and individually attaching 700 floats and over 700m of chain with cable ties is just one of the many things local father and son duo, Geoff Ewert and son Van, do to protect our lakes. Installed on Tuesday at the main boat ramp for Lake Rotomā, Bay of Plenty Regional Council (BOPRC) contracted Geoff to make the weed cordon, which helps keep...
New directory launched to help improve lake water quality
New directory launched to help improve lake water quality
5 December 2017
A Rotorua Land Use Directory to help provide farmers with options for improved lake water quality has been launched by Te Arawa Primary Sector (TAPS) and a collective of Māori owned land trusts who own and administer over 30,000 hectares of land utilised within the primary sector (agriculture, horticulture, forestry and geothermal). The land use directory was written by Bill Young and Tatiana Kiwi-Knight and has been funded through the...

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