The 25-megawatt plant is expected to create 190 jobs.
In April last year, the whānau lost their home when an electrical fault started a fire.
Police believe the handles of two motorbikes locked together, causing the crash.
Overall, emissions in the Bay of Plenty grew by 11.9 per cent from 2007 to 2018.
'I just didn't honestly believe such people could exist': Deputy mayor Andrew Iles.
An investigation has begun into a spate of tyre dumpings in the Bay of Plenty.
Business chambers and forestry leaders want new publicly-funded projects to use wood.
A shortage of tree planters has been threatening the Government's One Billion Trees goals.
In the Midland area, 28 people died from agricultural-work injuries from 2012 to 2018.
"Locals have taken the kōura catch and tipped it back into the water."
A leaked letter and legal opinion threatened new court action against Rotorua's council.
'This will determine how we will all vote in the next election.'
Currently, just 430ha of trees contribute to New Zealand's hazelnut industry.
Mamaku's first bus service since the 1980s will roll into town next Tuesday.
Federated Farmers hailed the decision as a "slam dunk".
New gadget to significantly lower milk production costs. Made with funding from NZ On Air.
'We need an army of New Zealanders to roll up their sleeves,' warns ecologist Cam Speedy.
"We used to have hundreds putting their hands up," CNI director Stewart Hyde says.
Kaitao pupil Alyssa Mansner said it was disappointing, "Now we can't find as many fish."
Ngāti Ngāraranui kaumātua Tamahau Palmer Snr has just been discharged from hospital.
"I am getting calls coming in every hour about them," Rhys Wolfgram said.
Police are investigating, and encouraging neighbours to look after one another.
Rescue helicopters in Taupō, Tauranga and Hamilton, began servicing Rotorua six weeks ago.
'I just want to talk to them and try to explain to them what we are doing here.'
Schools are being asked to exclude all breeds of calves from their 2018 Ag Day Programmes.
"The character of rural communities is that they are quite stoic people," Andy Bell said.
"How do we go from where we are to where we could possibly be? It is no man's land."
Cattle on 28 properties in New Zealand have tested positive for Mycoplasma bovis to date.