Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Simple Information About Tauranga Harbour

Fact Sheets Provide Simple Information About Tauranga Harbour

A series of clear and simple fact sheets is now available for people wanting information about Tauranga Harbour.

Developed by Environment Bay of Plenty, with support from Tauranga City Council, Western Bay of Plenty District Council, and MAF Biosecurity New Zealand, the set of five fact sheets cover the topics: Mangroves, Sea lettuce, Sea grass, Sedimentation and Biosecurity.

Environment Bay of Plenty coastal planner Lauren Steeghs says the fact sheets answer some of the more common questions that are frequently asked about the harbour.

“We’re often getting requests for information about issues like mangroves and sea lettuce in the harbour, for example. These fact sheets should provide people with most of the information that they’ve asking for, but if it’s not there, then they can visit our website or call us for more detailed information.”

Ms Steeghs says the fact sheets are just one of a series of actions taking place to help improve the quality of the harbour and the community’s knowledge of how to look after it.

“Environment Bay of Plenty has made a commitment to getting the overall management of Tauranga Harbour correct. Last year the regional council spent $2.4 million on a range of actions including implementation of the Tauranga Harbour Integrated Management Strategy, Environmental and Community Care programmes, navigation safety, and planning and investigation. This is just one small part of that programme.”

Tauranga Harbour is also on the agenda at the New Zealand Coastal Society Conference, being held in the city this week. The conference brings together the country’s coastal scientists, planners, engineers, university staff and tertiary students to discuss and share information about the country’s coastal communities and physical environment.

The programme includes a field trip, looking at the Matua Estuary, to learn first hand about mangrove and estuary management, viewing construction of the duplicate harbour bridge, Coronation Pier redevelopment, the Bay of Plenty Coast Care programme, the port’s planned channel dredging programme, and the controversial artificial surf reef at Tay Street.

A booklet about Tauranga Harbour will support the fact sheets and will be available early next year.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Werewolf: What Does Winston Peters Want His Legacy To Be?

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word. In reality, Peters will have power only up to the point that he uses it.

By next week, he’ll have become just another junior player in an MMP governing arrangement, battling to hold onto the gains he was promised. More>>

 

Rising Toll: Road Safety Needs To Be A Higher Priority

Official advice released to the Green Party under the Official Information Act shows that the previous National Government dismissed an option to make road safety its most important transport priority after being told the road toll was rising. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election