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

Earthquake strikes near Taupo

People throughout the North Island are reporting feeling an earthquake near Taupo this morning. Around 400 people have reported feeling the 2.8 magnitude... Read More

Government water reforms impact unclear for some

Exactly what the Government’s proposed Three Waters Reforms might mean for the Hauraki District is still up in the air, but some things are clear... Read More

Ballance Agri-Nutrients sponsor science fair award

Ballance Agri-Nutrients has announced a nationwide programme of sponsorships intended to foster and celebrate scientific and innovative thinking among... Read More

Heavy snowfall prompts fresh avalanche warning

High avalanche warnings have been issued by the NZ Mountain Safety Council as heavy snowfall reaches low levels across the South Island.   MetService has... Read More

Regional council takes action on climate change

Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council adopted a revised Climate Change Action Plan today today. The more we do to cut carbon emissions and build... Read More

July sees floods, high temperatures and dry spells

Large areas of the country had well above normal rainfall in July, and most had above average temperatures, Niwa's climate summary reveals The month... Read More

Thousands feel ‘light’ early morning 5.1 quake

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake that struck the central North Island was classified as 'light' because it registered at a depth of 160km. The quake... Read More

A kilometre of plastic saved from landfill

Small changes can add up to larger, collective action and Ōpōtiki Library has been considering its own plastic footprint over recent years. This Plastic... Read More

Largest NZ flood flow on record

Flood flows on the Buller River this month were the largest of any river in New Zealand in almost 100 years, NIWA measurements show. NIWA hydrodynamics... Read More

Seafood industry waste may help protect NZ rivers

  Waste mussel shells could become a low-tech, natural tool to filter pollutants from New Zealand waterways if field testing by University of Canterbury... Read More

More rain and gales expected this afternoon

MetService advise that further heavy rain and northwest gales are expected today for parts of central New Zealand. “A broad active trough over... Read More

A lifetime of outdoor living

Colin Hewens and Des Gardiner have spent their fair share of years in the bush. From building tramping huts during the Second World War, to trapping... Read More