Rain spreading northwards earlier in the week

The MetService advises that an active front is forecast to move northeast over southern and central New Zealand on Tuesday, bringing a period of heavy... Read More

Awakeri Rail Adventures is a very Kiwi experience

Awakeri Rail Adventures, in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, is a 20-kilometre round trip that is full of surprises.   Expect to encounter the rare... Read More

NZ is rubbish at recycling 11 products‘ packaging

The results are in and it seems New Zealand's clean green image isn’t so squeaky clean when it comes to recycling packaging from some chocolate,... Read More

Volcanic activity remains low at Mt Ruapehu

  Following the period of heightened activity in December 2020, volcanic activity at Mt Ruapehu has since remained at a low level over the last... Read More

6.1M quake strikes off east coast of North Island

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake has struck off the East Coast, with people feeling it across most of the North Island. The earthquake was recorded 120 km... Read More

New future of NZ tourism addressed by taskforce

A report that looks to the future of New Zealand tourism beyond COVID-19 recommends a government-led supply management system be created.   The... Read More

Fairies in the forest

Forest fairies have been taking over a grotto in the Redwoods Forest this Easter, surprising and delighting the young and old alike. The NightLights... Read More

Appeals resolved through the Environment Court

Appeals on rules to manage nutrients reaching Lake Rotorua have been resolved through the Environment Court. Formerly known as Plan Change 10, the rules... Read More

Safety calls echoed for hunters this Easter

    The Department of Conservation is urging deer hunters to take care during the peak of the roar this Easter weekend. Data from ACC shows... Read More

5.3M quake hits near Whakatane

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake has hit the Bay of Plenty. The quake hit at 7.15am, 25km west of Whakatane. GeoNet reports it had a focal depth of 133km. While... Read More

Bay of Plenty’s kiwifruit harvest begins

The kiwifruit harvest has now begun in the Bay of Plenty with picking taking place from Opotiki to Katikati over the coming days. The 2021 season is... Read More

New flood and drainage bylaws in BOP

  People who live, work or use the land around a stopbank or other flood defence and drainage areas in the Bay of Plenty may need to check out... Read More

7.2M quake strikes off east coast of North Island

UPDATE 3.05AM: Civil Defence is advising people to “move immediately to the nearest high ground”, after a “severe” magnitude... Read More

Temporary health warning issued for Lake Rotorua

Following a break in a wastewater main overnight on Tuesday, a temporary health warning has been issued for Lake Rotorua. On Tuesday night, Rotorua... Read More

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