New app to detect plants at risk from myrtle rust

People keen to support the fight against the fungal disease myrtle rust, which threatens many of Aotearoa-New Zealand’s native trees, shrubs and... Read More

Top result for Canopy Tours pest control work

Years of dedicated pest control by Rotorua Canopy Tours is paying off in nearby forests with residents in Mamaku and Paradise Valley reporting increased... Read More

Public sector to be carbon neutral by 2025

The Government has launched a major new initiative to combat climate change that will require the public sector to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025. The... Read More

Pig carcass among dumped rubbish on BOP highways

  Furniture, clothing and a dead pig have all been picked up by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency as contractors clean up illegally dumped rubbish... Read More

Heavy rain and gales for New Zealand this week

Heavy rain and gale winds are expected this week across much of New Zealand. The MetService advise that a low pressure will move across central and... Read More

Trees to be removed from Ngongotahā stream

The removal of large eucalyptus trees along the Ngongotahā stream is progressing steadily and the funding provided has seen benefits including job creation... Read More

5.2M quake strikes early Saturday morning

Geonet report that a 5.2M earthquake struck near Mt Ruapehu early this morning. The quake struck at 1.43am, 35 km west of Ohakune at a depth of 127km. More... Read More

Tarawera Landing reserve upgrade announced

Rotorua's council wants your thoughts on a new concept plan for the redevelopment of Waitōharuru - Tarawera Landing. The Rotorua Lakes Council,... Read More

Legionnaires’ disease warning for keen gardeners

  People are being warned to take precautions when working in the garden to avoid contracting Legionnaires’ disease.   Legionella... Read More

Traps stolen from conservation trust

  A Rotorua pest trapping trust says it may have to install security cameras to protect its traps after about 20 have been stolen in recent months. Members... Read More

More rain needed to keep drought at bay

The recent wet weather has seen a respite to the dry in the Bay of Plenty - but not enough to lift dry weather warnings yet. Rain recorded since the... Read More

DOC urges Kiwis to be prepared for the outdoors

This week is Get Outdoors Week and the Department of Conservation is joining Recreation Aotearoa and others to call for people to get out into nature... Read More

Kākāpō wins bird of the year for second time

  The votes are in and the result is conclusive - the kākāpō has won bird of the year for an unprecedented second time.   The victory... Read More

Person dies in Whakatāne house fire

One person has died in a house fire in Whakatāne this morning.   Emergency services were called to the property on Tuhoe Avenue at around 5.30am.   Further... Read More

Whakaari/White Island alert level rises to Level 2

  The Volcanic Alert Level for Whakaari/White Island has been raised to Level 2.   New observations this week show small amounts of volcanic... Read More