Gold! SAR squads acknowledged

Police Search and Rescue squads have been recognised for their professionalism and expertise at the annual New Zealand Search and Rescue Awards. West... Read More

Petition started to stop paving Katikati paradise

Some Katikati residents concerned about Council’s decision to move forward with constructing a 1.2 km concrete path through a local reserve have... Read More

Health warning lifted for Lake Okaro

A health warning issued for Lake Okaro has now been lifted by the local Medical Officer of Health. Water testing, along with visual observations and... Read More

Popular Ōmokoroa trails to become more accessible

A wider section of the community will soon be able to enjoy some of the most popular trails around Ōmokoroa. Three stretches of trail - Lynley Park... Read More

The hidden oasis of Tarawera Falls

  It took half an hour of bumping up and down a gravel forestry road near Kawerau to end up at the Tarawera Falls carpark.   Although most... Read More

Cleaning up Tauranga’s backyard

Our Backyard Trust is hosting their first Tauranga Harbour and ocean clean-up project this Sunday, May 15, at Sulphur Point Marina. Events coordinator... Read More

Fonterra expands seaweed trial

Fonterra is expanding on-farm trials of methane reducing Asparagopsis seaweed, as part of the Fonterra’s commitment to helping solve the methane... Read More

Anchoring causing damage to coast ecosystem

Research shows the anchors of large ships are damaging the seabed at busy ports around the world, which could be doing vast amounts of damage to coastal... Read More

Tourism leaders put ‘green’ aspirations into play

A brand-new initiative to encourage the Coastal Bay of Plenty’s visitor sector to work towards a zero carbon and regenerative future is being launched... Read More

Why you should start composting now

  Autumn is the perfect time to start composting food waste and lift your sustainability game, say University of Canterbury - UC - students Kaitlyn... Read More

Heightened volcanic unrest continues at Mt Ruapehu

Mt Ruapehu is continuing to show signs of heightened unrest with high levels of volcanic gas emissions and strong tremors being observed. The Crater... Read More

Quake swarm hits Whakatāne

It’s been a rocky start to the week for Whakatāne with a swarm of small to moderate earthquakes hitting on Monday morning. As at 9am, Geonet... Read More

Re-start filling your food scrap bins

Both Tauranga City Council and Western Bay of Plenty District Council will be restarting their food scraps collections this coming week. From Monday,... Read More

New Waka to elevate protection of taonga species

Te Arawa lakes have a new defender on the water from this week, with the official blessing and launching of a new 5.3 metre-long waka to support Te Arawa... Read More

Safety during duck shooting season

Game bird hunting season is starting tomorrow and Police would like to remind people to stay safe and ensure their firearms are in good working order. “We... Read More