Project to monitor New Zealand snow

Snow falling in New Zealand’s mountain regions is a major source of freshwater, but how much snow is being stored and how it’s expected to... Read More

Marae‘s health concerns amid pollution inquiry

A Mount Maunganui marae in the middle of an industrial area is concerned for the health of their whanau and want their heavy industry neighbours to... Read More

International acts head to NZ for One Love 2022

Twelve international acts are part of the line-up for the country’s biggest reggae festival, One Love. International acts at One Love 2022 include... Read More

Rena debris suspected in plastic bead mystery

An investigation has been launched into whether mysterious plastic beads that have appeared scattered across Tairua Beach could be from the wreck... Read More

Rebate scheme for electric/hybrid vehicle buyers

People buying new electric and hybrid vehicles will be able to get up to $8625 back from the government, in a rebate scheme announced today. From 1... Read More

Hauraki Gulf bed reserve needed say experts

An Auckland and Waikato marine area will need at least 30 per cent of its waters turned into reserve, the end of marine dumping and better fishery quota... Read More

Whakaari eruption responsibility review underway

A lengthy review is under way to clarify who does what when Whakaari/White Island erupts, just four years after a memorandum was signed to confirm responsibilities. Twenty-two... Read More

BOP ocean projects part of new initiative

  Sustainable Seas projects in the Bay of Plenty feature in a new NZ National Commission for UNESCO launched website highlighting ocean science... Read More

Climate Change Commission delivers NZ roadmap

The Climate Change Commission has released its final report laying out the roadmap for the country to slash emissions and become carbon neutral by 2050. The... Read More

Changes coming to Fish & Game governance

A government review into Fish & Game has outlined a tranche of recommendations to modernise governance protocols and decision making. The report is... Read More

Drone footage highlights possum impact

Newly released drone photography shows the impact of possums on a section of ancient forest in northern Coromandel, and also the value of predator control... Read More

Tracking NZ’s threatened bugs with drones

New technology being developed by a research team at the University of Canterbury could lead to deeper understanding of New Zealand’s threatened... Read More

Calls for council to act now on lake water

The council needs to act now to clean up Sullivan Lake’s water quality, says the lake’s care group. A petition with more than 300 signatures... Read More

BOP reps added to national emergency team

Two members of the Emergency Management Bay of Plenty team are moving to a national level after being added to the New Zealand Emergency Management Team. Andrea... Read More

Native trees given new home on Maunganui Road

To create a calmer and more welcoming entry to Mount Maunganui, Tauranga City Council has planted a series of mature pohutukawa, totara, titoki and Norfolk... Read More