Wet weather increases Psa-V concerns

The exceptionally wet conditions of autumn, winter and spring are heightening concerns there may be in increase in activity of the kiwifruit vine disease Psa-V. Kiwifruit Vine Health chief executive Barry O'Neil says it is too early to judge what... Read More

Work resumes on Kopeopeo Canal

Machinery is back at work on the first Containment Site near State Highway 30 in Whakatane as part of Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Kopeopeo Canal Remediation Project. The decision was made to pause works during an incredibly wet winter. But... Read More

Unique Waldorf School Fair this weekend

The Tauranga Waldorf School Fair and Open Day in Welcome Bay on Sunday is unlike any of the traditional school fairs held in the Bay of Plenty. Waldorf schools cherish childhood and children's ways in general, and this shows in the food, the fun... Read More

Runner traces footsteps of ancestors

When Te Puia's Piripi Inia lines up at the start line of the Tarawera Trail Marathon and 50km, he'll be retracing the footsteps of his ancestors. The Te Arawa descendent says when he is out on the trails and feels a bit low, it is those ancestors... Read More

Wind blows roof from Opotiki house

The wind has blown the roof off a two-story house in Ōpōtiki in Bay of Plenty. Severe southeast gales are expected to hit parts of Bay of Plenty and the East Coast today. The MetService has issued a warning for severe southeast gales with gusts of 120km... Read More

Grey day expected for the Bay

Today's weather forecast is for periods of rain developing in the late morning, and clearing in the evening. Gusty southeasterlies, which should ease in the evening. It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 16 and an overnight low... Read More

Tower's claims to be finalised by 2018

Recovery in Edgecumbe is well underway with Tower expecting most, if not all, of the region's customers to be back in their homes and have their claims finalised by Christmas. The insurance company has fully settled 92 per cent of all contents claims... Read More

Waihi high hazard zone ground movement

Some ground movement has been detected near a sinkhole that was discovered in Waihi earlier this year on Council reserve between the Waihi Rugby Club and the Martha open pit.  The earlier sinkhole has been backfilled but Oceana Gold geotechnical... Read More

Striking up with bromeliads

Maisie Kokshoorn's love affair with bromeliads started with one plant ten years ago. She now has dozens. They border both sides of her lawn, three or four deep, amongst the succulents, skirting three sides of her property. Dozens of bromeliads... Read More

Climbers oppose Mount ban

A proposal in the draft Mauao management plan to remove climbers from the Maunga has resulted in a large number of climbers opposing the issue. The reason for removing climbers – the protection of a rare plant – was challenged by the climbing... Read More



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On the ’Bird Walk’, Katikati looking over the Uretara stream to the Kaimai ranges. Photo: Glenice McDonald.

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