Multi-million dollar funding for Katikati project

Katikati based Project Parore is now able to put people, as well as ideas, to work for the benefit of its ecological restoration projects in the catchments... Read More

Blue bottle sightings spark warning

Pale blue in colour, and with a resemblance to what could be described as an extra-terrestrial being, the blue bottle jellyfish is once again invading... Read More

Whakaari eruption: Finger pointed back at WorkSafe

Two years on from the disastrous Whakaari/White Island eruption, a lawyer representing Australian victims says the regulatory shortcomings are "terrifying". Horrific... Read More

$60,000 fine for unlawful discharge into harbour

A concrete company has been fined $60,000 after emptying liquid contaminant into the Whangamatā Harbour. Fletcher Concrete and Infrastructure Limited... Read More

Serious pest caught in Coromandel trap

A female turtle carrying eggs has been caught in a Coromandel trap set up for the often-dumped species. Red-eared slider turtles are listed as one of... Read More

Locals save New Chum headland from development

The northern headland of New Chum Beach in Wainuiototo Bay will remain undeveloped after being purchased by the New Zealand Coastal Trust. Wainuiototo... Read More

History of the hills revealed

Rising above Pāpāmoa are ancient stories of the past, hidden away and waiting to be told. For local iwi, these stories are already known and treasured,... Read More

Regenerative agriculture receives Government boost

The Government is investing in farm sustainability, this time backing two new research projects to investigate the impacts of regenerative farming practices. “We’re... Read More

Liquefaction maps for Western BOP properties

All residents in the Western Bay of Plenty can now access new liquefaction maps online. The maps are available on Western Bay of Plenty District Council’s... Read More

One dead and dozens burned in Indonesia eruption

One person has died and dozens are injured after a volcano erupted on Indonesia's Java island, officials said on Saturday. Residents were filmed... Read More

Te Arawa trials new approach to stop lake weed

Centuries of knowledge in traditional Māori art and craft has been combined with environmental science to combat lake weed and improve water quality... Read More

Health warning lifted for BOP lakes

The health warnings issued in November for Lake Rotorua, the Ohau Channel and western end of Lake Rotoiti have now been lifted by the Medical Officer... Read More

Charges for rubbish dumpers floated in Rotorua

Rotorua could introduce kerbside organic waste collection, a composting facility and upgrade the recycling centre to reduce waste in the district. It... Read More

Change sought to works on waterway management

Five organisations have asked Bay of Plenty Regional Council to make changes to its region-wide consent for works on waterways, which is up for renewal. Two... Read More

Worker injured fishing out non-recyclables

  It was hook, line and stitches for Aroha Rahui when she was injured by a fishhook placed in a recycling bin within Tauranga and Western Bay of... Read More