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Health warning issued for Lake Rotoehu
16 February 2015
Bay of Plenty District Health Board has issued a health warning for Lake Rotoehu as routine monitoring results provided by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council have confirmed a bloom of potentially toxic blue-green algae. “The health warning means that people should avoid any activity which results in significant contact with the lake water,” says Dr Phil Shoemack, Medical Officer of Health. Contact with algal blooms can cause asthma...
Changes to proposed nitrogen rules
10 February 2015
Feedback sought from the public on proposed land use rules to limit nitrogen loss in to Lake Rotorua has lead to recommended changes passed by Bay of Plenty Regional Council Regional Direction and Delivery Committee in December last year. Last week Rotorua Lakes Councillors were presented with the same update on the recommendations at their Strategy, Policy and Finance Committee. The next step would be to present these reports to the Rotorua Te...

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