Council issues toxic algae warning in BOP

Bay of Plenty Regional Council are warning the public to steer clear of benthic cyanobacteria, more commonly known as blue-green algae. They can produce... Read More

Final plan change in Awatarariki saga made

Two councils have approved a plan change to end human habitation in the area of Matata devastated by a debris flow in 2005 – the only question... Read More

Warning not to release pets into the wild

Bay of Plenty Regional Council are warning pet owners not to release any unwanted pets into the wild. This comes after footage emerged of an Eastern... Read More

Scientists researching earthquake risk

New research is aiming to ascertain the earthquake risk posed by a recently discovered Waikato fault. Thanks to improved aerial mapping tools, scientists... Read More

DOC‘s warning for dog owners

Four dogs have been destroyed following separate attacks on protected species around the country. The Department of Conservation, enforcing the Dog... Read More

Government pays $40 million in Psa settlement

The Crown and kiwifruit sector plaintiffs have reached an out-of-court settlement to the long-running litigation arising from the 2010 incursion... Read More

New Zealand kiwiberry booming in the Bay of Plenty

The high summer temperatures and long hours of sunshine in the Bay of Plenty where the largest hectares of the NZ Kiwiberry are grown has meant that... Read More

Vent temperatures declining at Whakaari/White Is

Remote monitoring of the vent area at Whakaari/White Island that erupted in December 2019 has revealed that the temperatures of gas emissions has declined. Temperatures... Read More

Government reforms to help restore wetlands

“Wetlands are a precious taonga and must be protected, preserved and restored,” says Environment Minister David Parker on World Wetlands... Read More

Conservationists count wins in war on wallabies

Pest control experts say they are finally starting to make a dent in New Zealand's exploding wallaby population, as a battle to stop them destroying... Read More

Anticyclone starts to move in on NZ

Weather forecasters at WeatherWatch advise that an anticyclone will start to move in across New Zealand today.   “An anticyclone pushes... Read More

More earthquake swarms recorded in NZ

Nearly 2500 people are reporting to have felt a swarm of earthquakes in the North Island. There have been several reports of quakes being felt along... Read More

4.9M quake rocks Bay of Plenty

A series of earthquakes including a 4.9M quake have been rocking the Bay of Plenty this morning. Geonet recorded the 4.9M quake at 8.12am. The moderate... Read More

Droughts and floods - new extremes for the BOP

  New environmental extremes are being reported in the Bay of Plenty.   Some areas have experienced extreme dry weather and water shortages,... Read More

It‘s a slippery slope to the top for native fish

New Zealand’s native fish are doing their best to climb up ramps in a NIWA laboratory so scientists can learn how to better help them navigate our... Read More