Local tourism industry works to mitigate economic impact following Whakaari eruption.

Mitigating the ongoing economic impact for retailers and supporting Whakatāne’s local tourism sector is at the forefront of Whakatāne District tourism activities. Whakatāne District Council, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and Tourism Bay of Plenty are working together behind the scenes, as part of the wider recovery project, […]

Dob in the dumpers

Dealing with fly tippers and people who don’t clean up their dog’s poop is a filthy and frustrating problem, according to Whakatāne District Council regulatory staff who are often left to tidy up the mess. Encouraging these people to change their ways isn’t working, so the Council is targeting its […]