Maori deliver strong message on harbour

Local Maori are calling yesterday's protests on the harbour a success, and believe their voice has now been heard. Tauranga iwi Ngai Te Rangi took to the water to protest a treaty negotiation settlement, which they say will give the Hauraki collective... Read More

Saturday weather wrap with Rosalie

The weather forecast today is for cloudy periods and the odd shower.   It's a three-clothing-layer day with a high of 16 and an overnight low of 8 degrees predicted.  Our weather wrap video was filmed on Mount Main beach and Pilot... Read More

Drilling the Edgecumbe stopbank

A drilling rig is on site near where the Edgecumbe stopbank breached on April 6, to get a detailed picture of what lies beneath the surface, to help plan for the building of a new permanent stopbank. While the permanent stopbank solution isn't... Read More

Weather in a minute with Rosalie

Today some residual morning cloud should clear to a fine day with southwesterlies dying out. It's a three-clothing layer day with a high of 17 and an overnight low of 6 degrees forecast.  This day in world history in 1963, Soviet Cosmonaut... Read More

Youth sailors with top qualifiers

The NZL Sailing team, skippered by Logan Dunning Beck, won two of today's three races to jump from fourth overnight to finish equal on points with Land Rover BAR Academy from Great Britain and Spanish Impulse in Youth America's Cup qualifying. Racing... Read More

Okere Falls re-opens to rafters

River flows on the Kaituna are back to raftable levels after 72 days of high flows following heavy rain in March/April. Rotoiti lake levels and flows are recovering and are now back inside the usual operating range for the lake, says Bay of Plenty Regional... Read More

Combating the winter blues

Finding it hard to wake up in the mornings? Feeling a lack of energy? Feeling generally down? You may be suffering from SAD - Seasonal Affective Disorder. SAD is quite normal to experience as the nights get longer and days shorter, says WeatherWatch.co.nz... Read More

Weather in a minute with Rosalie

This morning we have a frosty start to a fine day with cloud increasing towards the evening.  It's a four-clothing-and-one-windproof layer day, with a high of 14 and an overnight low of 9 degrees predicted.  This day in history in 1959... Read More

Manilla to Mangakino – no regrets

A culture shock probably doesn't adequately describe what Carlos Delos Santos experienced when he moved from Manilla in the Philippines to Mangakino in New Zealand and took up a job relief milking. “As an 18-year-old I had very little life... Read More

Zespri CEO takes home top prize

Zespri chief executive Lain Jager has been revealed as the winner of the 2017 Ravensdown Agricultural Communicator of the Year. The announcement was made at a dinner in Hamilton this evening, with Lain presented with a trophy and... Read More



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