Rahui on Rotorua’s lakes to save lives

Te Arawa Lakes Trust has put a rahui on the 14 Te Arawa Lakes over Easter Weekend to encourage people to stay home and stay safe in response to the COVID-19... Read More

Slick road warning as rain falls in the region

People are being urged to take care if they need to travel for essential services or supplies, ahead of a wet forecast for Waikato and Bay of Plenty... Read More

Algae in Papamoa waterways causing a foul stench

A potentially toxic algal bloom in the Papamoa stormwater canals is causing concern for residents. Jacqueline Edwards says the first thing she noticed... Read More

Councils’ plea to save the pipes from wipes

  Wet wipes being flushed down the toilet continues to create extra work for councils in the western Bay of Plenty.   The Western Bay of... Read More

BOP Civil Defence launch emergency call centre

Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Management has launched a new 0800 number helping Bay of Plenty households meet essential needs during the national... Read More

Majority of oily waste recovered

The majority of oily waste from last night’s spill into Tauranga Harbour has been recovered after Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff worked into... Read More

Oil spill at Sulphur Point in Tauranga

Bay of Plenty Regional Council oil spill response staff have been working to contain an oil spill at Sulphur Point in Tauranga. An estimated 2000 litres... Read More

Telcos helping people working from home

With an unprecedented number of us working from home, and using videoconferencing technology, telcos are offering to waive data caps, technology commentator... Read More

Gardening for life

Children are getting a chance to shine in an outdoor classroom. Garden to Table Trust is helping to establish vegetable gardens in local schools like... Read More

Time to plant winter veges

It’s time to put in those winter veges in the ground now, passionate gardener Lynda Hallinan says. The warm soil will help them to get going and... Read More

Market uncertainty amid climate change policies

A University of Waikato expert in energy law and mining says countries producing fossil fuels have no guarantee of a market for their products as the... Read More

Consuming for the better

The Consuming for Good event, which is being held at Basestation on March 19, is an event that focuses on business solutions to reduce single-use plastics... Read More

Great idea but at what cost?

They’re sorting the rubbish from the recyclables, the fact from the fiction, as the debate over the Tauranga City Council’s proposed new... Read More

Today‘s national weather forecast

WeatherWatch advises that a large anticyclone covering New Zealand will be bringing mainly settled weather today. “An east to southeasterly airflow... Read More

Going full circle

Repairs to the Mauao Base Track have officially been completed, allowing people to walk the full circuit without having to use stairs. The repaired... Read More