BOPRC celebrates World Water Day

It's World Water Day and the Bay of Plenty Regional Council is inviting the community to come celebrate the occasion with them. In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated March 22 as World Water Day which at its heart is... Read More

A mixed bag of weather for the equinox

The passing of the autumn equinox overnight means the days are getting shorter and the end of daylight saving is just around the corner. Daylight saving ends on April 2. The MetService says the weather for the equinox is a bit of a mixed bag, with a... Read More

Tauranga sunrise from Memorial Park

Good morning! Check out our weather update on the video link. Today's sunrise was viewed from Humpty Dumpty's perspective in Memorial Park. As well as a weather update we also include some daily facts, quotes and highlight what's on. Here's... Read More

Crayfish survey defies MPI spin

The results of a landmark survey of people who pot and dive for crayfish on the northeast coast, between Pakiri and East Cape, is overturning Ministry for Primary Industries' assurances the fishery is doing well. More than three quarters (78.6... Read More

Wrong trap use could lead to jail

It's that time of the year when you may get some unwanted houseguests. Rats and mice come indoors during autumn to find food and shelter. Using the wrong kind of trap can find both you and the rodent in a whole heap of trouble. The Ministry of... Read More

Electric vehicle registrations hit 3000

More than 3000 electric vehicles are now registered in New Zealand, much to the delight of Transport Minister Simon Bridges. “I am delighted with the number of EV registrations we are now seeing. This year there has been 517 EV registrations bringing... Read More

Sunrise in Tauranga

Today the forecast is for a fine day with westerlies.  It's a two-layer of clothing day with an expected high of 24 and an overnight low of 16 degrees. Check out this day in history and what's on today. Read More

Light quakes rock the Bay

A series of either light or unnoticeable earthquakes have been recorded by GeoNet in the Bay of Plenty overnight. A 2.7 magnitude quake hit south-east of Murupara around 4.35pm and was later followed by a 3.8 earthquake near Te Kaha just after midnight. Both... Read More

Today’s weather with Rosalie

The weather and tides, how many layers of clothing to wear today, an interesting factoid about New Zealand history plus a snippet of some exciting events taking place in Tauranga? It must be Weather with Rosalie time again! Today the weather forecast... Read More



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