Weka Woo – a call for Bird of the Year

Bay of Plenty’s Fiona Powell is campaigning again this year for the weka to win the number one spot in New Zealand’s national bird competition Feathers... Read More

DOC issues 200 fines under new system

The Department of Conservation has issued more than 200 infringement notices and taken 11 prosecutions since it launched its new electronic Compliance... Read More

New Zealand increases climate aid contribution

The Government is making a four-fold increase in the support it provides to countries most vulnerable to the climate emergency, Prime Minister Jacinda... Read More

Satellites used to diagnose health of BOP lakes

Satellite images from the European Space Agency are being used to diagnose the health of Bay of Plenty lakes, researchers using images from space to... Read More

Kererū sightings increase in urban areas

The Great Kererū Count 2021 is reporting increased sightings of the bird in urban areas. The count was the biggest yet, with more than 12,002 records... Read More

Rotorua landfill fees go up as much as 16 per cent

Many took the time during the latest alert level 4 lockdown to have a spring clear out and cut down on the clutter. Some who did were perhaps surprised... Read More

Keeping critters moving in rivers

Expanding fish passage work on the Rangitaiki River to the rest of the BOP is the challenge put before Bay of Plenty regional councillors during a presentation... Read More

The final count

An accumulation of data on kererū – the New Zealand pigeon – is now in its final year, and experts are asking for the community’s... Read More

Taiao film launches online

Micah Winiata's film Taiao has been launched online today by Someday Stories and features many Tauranga and Bay of Plenty locations. Taiao was selected... Read More

Climate change to impact seal species differently

A New Zealand-led international study published in Global Change Biology, reveals how climate change may impact seals in one of the world’s most... Read More

4.9M quake near Waipukurau

According to GeoNet, a moderate 4.9 magnitude earthquake  has occurred about 5km north of Waipukurau late this afternoon. The quake had a... Read More

Brightest minds shine in Kudos Science Awards

The originality and diversity of Waikato and Bay of Plenty’s brightest minds is evident in the finalists selected for the 2021 Kudos Science Excellence... Read More

Students in lockdown can go on virtual field trip

Taranaki is the most likely New Zealand volcano to cause a national-scale impact in our lifetimes and a new virtual field trip will help prepare tamariki... Read More

Where is your favourite freshwater spot?

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council are running a fun lockdown challenge, with the winner receiving a GoPro Hero8. "We know it's lockdown and... Read More

Data underpins new research of Taupō volcano

You could be forgiven for thinking that Taupō is just a large lake to the north of the Tongariro National Park volcanoes. Hidden beneath the lake... Read More