New regulations for 1080

New regulations have been approved under the Resource Management Act to provide a national approach to the use of poisons like 1080 and brodifacoum. Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says pests such as stoats, rats and possums kill 25 million native... Read More

Today's weather with Rosalie

Today the weather forecast is for a fine day with some morning cloud and light winds.  It's a one-layer of clothing day with a high of 25 and an overnight low of 15 degrees. Keep that sun protection going and enjoy the rest of today's... Read More

Sustainable farmers win supreme title

Waiotahe dairy farmers Jared and Sue Watson are the supreme winners of the 2017 Bay of Plenty Ballance Farm Environment Awards. Enthusiasm and passion for all aspects of their business, farming sustainably and doing the right thing by the environment... Read More

Paraglider crashes at Mount Maunganui

A paraglider found himself the centre of attention at the Mount on Friday night when he crashed his paraglider into one of the tallest Norfolk pines along Marine Parade. Jude Murray was out walking with her sister Christine Murray and her dog Molly when... Read More

Chemical cleaning company fined $39K

A Hamilton chemical cleaning company has been convicted and fined $39,000 for a toxic discharge which created a ‘significant fish kill event' in Paeroa last year. Appearing in the Auckland District Court this week, Chemwash Hamilton Limited... Read More

A beautiful day in Tauranga

Today the weather forecast is for a fine day with light winds. It's a warm one-layer of clothing day, and remember to wear sun protection. A shout out today to Welcome Bay who are unveiling their new mural at 1pm at the Welcome Bay Hall. Read More

Settled weather prevails

High pressure is bringing settled weather to much of New Zealand for the end of the week and into this weekend. Many people saw sunshine yesterday, and any remaining areas of cloud are expected to clear, followed by a mostly sunny Friday. The cloud will... Read More

Toxic shellfish warning in the Bay

Shellfish in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, between Whakatane Heads and the Waioeka River Mouth, have been found with paralytic shellfish toxins over the safe limit of 0.8mg/kg. The Ministry for Primary Industries issued a public health warning today advising... Read More

Plea to keep greenwaste green

What do plastic bags, gumboots, corrugated iron and dirty nappies all have in common? They have all turned up in kerbside greenwaste bins in Whakatane recently. Whakatane District Council solid waste manager, Nigel Clarke, says while the vast majority... Read More

NZ and China discuss climate change

Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett says China and New Zealand have experience and expertise to share about responding to climate change. Paula met with China's top official for climate change, National Development and Reform Commission vice... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should female hygiene products, such as tampons and sanitary pads, be subsidised?

Only partially

Bay Today

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