BOP streams open December 1

Friday, December 1, marks an important date in the calendar of keen trout fishers around the region. Several Eastern Region streams, which have remained... Read More

Fish & Game backs action on Waikato wake boats

Fish & Game New Zealand is welcoming restrictions on wake boats in the Waikato region to prevent the spread of the invasive gold clam. Biosecurity New Zealand... Read More

Scan to help keep the lakes pest-free

It's now faster and easier for people enjoying the Rotorua Te Arawa lakes to confirm that their boat and trailer is free from freshwater pests. Instead of... Read More

Young volunteer takes home national award

Coastguard New Zealand is delighted to announce Amy Nattrass, from Coastguard Rotorua Lakes as its Emerging (Young) Volunteer of the Year for 2023. Amy... Read More

Early entries for sailing week

Competitors are being urged to get their entry in early for the 2024 Bay of Islands Sailing Week regatta, with a fantastic prize up for grabs for those who do,... Read More

Anglers disappointed over BOP lake closure

The decision to stop access to Lake Ōkataina near Rotorua, due to concerns about the potential spread of the invasive gold clam species, is a blow to anglers... Read More

Potential lake closure due to invasive species

Fish & Game New Zealand is closely monitoring the situation at Lake Okataina near Rotorua amid iwi concerns about the spread of the invasive species gold clam. "We're... Read More

Rena movie fundraiser for environmental groups

Volunteering Services and Envirohub are running a fundraiser screening of the Rena disaster movie 'Taking Back Our Beach' next month to raise funds for... Read More

GRAPHIC: Protected animals’ heads removed

WARNING: Some people may find the below images distressing. View at your own discretion. Department of Conservation investigators say they're shocked and... Read More

Dame Lisa Carrington remains at the top

Dame Lisa Carrington has won her 15th Canoe Sprint World Championship title with victory in the K1 200 on the final day of competition in Germany. Carrington... Read More

Rena film tickets on sale

The wait is nearly over for hundreds of Tauranga residents eager to see New Zealand's largest pollution disaster story on the big screen. The feature film... Read More

Seafood poacher "stunned" by jail sentence

A poacher who abused the customary fishing permit system in order to run a large commercial-scale black market crayfish ring, appeared to be in a state of shock... Read More