Glow-in-the-dark sharks found in NZ waters

Sharks that glow in dark of the ocean have been seen for the first time off the coast of New Zealand. Belgian scientists were able to document three... Read More

Black-market cray fisher disqualified from fishing

A man who supplied and sold more than half a tonne of rock lobster on the black market in the Bay of Plenty area has been sentenced to eight months home... Read More

Boaties urged to be safe on the water

  Maritime NZ is urging boaties to take safety on the water seriously.   Maritime NZ’s acting manager sector engagement and collaboration... Read More

Rotorua waka ama veteran grabs national medal haul

Veteran Rotorua Waka Ama competitor Maylene Papuni has added to her career medal haul with a gold, silver and bronze at the recent National Waka Ama... Read More

Nine drownings so far 2021

Summer is the perfect time to get away with the family to the beach or the lake, but ACC is urging all Kiwis to take care around the water this weekend. Data... Read More

It‘s a slippery slope to the top for native fish

New Zealand’s native fish are doing their best to climb up ramps in a NIWA laboratory so scientists can learn how to better help them navigate our... Read More

New rules for BOP boat ramp users

  New rules to stop the spread of aquatic pests across the Bay of Plenty come in to force this summer.   Boat ramp users now required to... Read More

NZ fishing rules app to help fishers

  Fisheries New Zealand is running a campaign to encourage fishers to know, and follow, the rules in their area this summer.   Acting National... Read More

Nineteen waterways projects create local jobs

  A package of 19 projects will help clean up and protect waterways and create local jobs, Environment Minister David Parker announced today.   The... Read More

Jetskiers to be targeted by speed radar in BOP

Jetskiers breaking the rules in the Bay of Plenty this summer will be targeted by speed radar. More than 2000 jetskis are registered in the region and... Read More

Safety concerns as Kiwis flock to waterways

After a difficult year New Zealanders are keen to hit the beaches, lakes and rivers this holiday season and the numbers have water safety advocates on... Read More

BOP jetskiers to be targeted by speed radar

Jetskiers breaking the rules in the Bay of Plenty this summer will be targeted by speed radar.   Over 2000 jetskis are registered in the region... Read More

Plan to survive when you dive

  If you are going diving these holidays, we need you to take care, says Police National Dive Squad National Manager Senior Sergeant Bruce Adams.   “With... Read More

Rule breaking jetskiers in the gun

A speed radar gun is going to be used on the water to help crackdown on jetskiers breaking the boating rules this summer. Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s... Read More

Whitebait numbers wavering

  Habitat loss, pollution, introduced fish species and fishing pressure has led to some whitebait species being at risk or threatened.   Tauranga... Read More