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Health warning lifted for both Lake Rotoehu and Lake Okaro
Health warning lifted for both Lake Rotoehu and Lake Okaro
28 April 2017
The health warnings issued in November for Lake Rotoehu and in December for Lake Okaro have now been lifted by the Medical Officer of Health. Results of water testing by Bay of Plenty Regional Council confirm that the algal bloom has subsided in both lakes.= Despite the lifting of the warning, the public should always be cautious for signs of algal blooms if using lakes. “Algal blooms can develop rapidly and unpredictably and can...
#LoveOurLakes Easter Hunt treats up for grabs
#LoveOurLakes Easter Hunt treats up for grabs
11 April 2017
Little #Rotorock hunters are in for an Easter treat these holidays, with 25 rocks hidden around Rotorua’s Lakes from the afternoon of Tuesday 11 April 2017, waiting to be discovered and traded in for a special Easter package. The 25 rocks have been hidden around Lakes Tikitapu, Okareka, Tarawera, Rotorua and Rotoiti. Once found, they can be taken into Bay of Plenty Regional Council (BOPRC) to claim an Easter package, including a...
First sod turned for phosphorus mitigation project
First sod turned for phosphorus mitigation project
4 April 2017
Brian Levine, PhD student at Massey University, installing a V-notch weir to measure storm water flows at a Detainment Bund site in the Lake Rotorua catchment Work has started on a three year ‘Phosphorus Mitigation Project’ to understand how Detainment Bunds can help prevent phosphorus moving from farm land to Lake Rotorua. Too much phosphorus and nitrogen can cause water quality problems in Lake Rotorua and other lakes and...
Proposed Plan Change 10 hearings reconvene
Proposed Plan Change 10 hearings reconvene
1 April 2017
Public hearings for the Proposed Plan Change 10 to Regional Water and Land – a plan change which ultimately seeks to improve the water quality of Lake Rotorua – will reconvene on April 3, 2017. The proposed Plan Change 10 introduces rules to limit the amount of nitrogen entering Lake Rotorua from land use and relates to rural properties in the Lake Rotorua Catchment. Sessions were held from March 13 to 22 for submitters to speak to...

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