Environment matters

Environment matters

In between the green mantle of the Kaimai Ranges and the sparkling blue of Te Awanui the Western Bay of Plenty has some of the most productive soils in the country.

The region’s agriculture, apiculture, aquaculture, horticulture, silviculture, and viticulture drive our economy and enhance the tourism experience for visitors. It is critical that, as a Council, these sectors are supported and encouraged.

Clean water and clear air is essential to all of us and every effort must be made in conjunction with the Regional Council and central government to protect, preserve and enhance the natural environment entrusted to us.