Waihi in store for new forest trail

Work has started on extending the Waihi Beach forest trail network with a new connection to the dam loop trail. The link is an extension to the Hauraki... Read More

United Nations key to phosphate rock issue

  Ballance Agri-Nutrients say they fully support everyone’s right to protest after a recent demonstration by the Rail and Maritime Transport... Read More

Western Bay moves to restricted fire season

The Western Bay of Plenty is now in a restricted fire season. The region moved from a prohibited season to a restricted season at 8am today. The area... Read More

$3.5m grant for BOP training programme

A $3.5 million grant from the Jobs for Nature programme is training a new group of environmental guardians in the Bay of Plenty. The Bay Conservation... Read More

Renewing connections with the ocean

Connecting with our oceans is being celebrated this week, as it is annually. Known as Seaweek, it is about inspiring all Kiwis to renew their connections... Read More

East Cape and Kermadec aftershocks raise questions

The National Geohazards Monitoring Centre has recorded more than 140 earthquakes of M4 or higher since the M7.2 earthquake on Friday morning. “There... Read More

New flood and drainage bylaws in BOP

People who live, work or use the land around a stopbank or other flood defence and drainage areas in the Bay of Plenty may need to check out the new... Read More

Whakatane community united as evacuations continue

As phones blare with tsunami warnings, the sound of hundreds of school students singing a waiata fills Ohope Hill. Ohope Hill resident Taz Amos says... Read More

Jetboaters upset Kawerau community

Jetboaters on the Tarawera River have left some angry parents in their wake. Parents of children swimming in the river have taken issue with Northern... Read More

7.4M quake hits near Kermadec Islands

The US Geological Survey is reporting a magnitude 7.4 earthquake has struck near the Kermadec Islands. It's reported the quake hit about 6.40am,... Read More

LIVE: Tsunami warning cancelled

UPDATE 6.27AM: A tsunami threat issued for New Zealand has been cancelled. The warning was issued earlier this morning following a magnitude 7.3 earthquake... Read More

7.2M quake strikes off east coast of North Island

UPDATE 3.05AM: Civil Defence is advising people to “move immediately to the nearest high ground”, after a “severe” magnitude... Read More

BOP offers Kiwi’s sunniest spot in the world

  Bay of Plenty residents need not travel far to visit the sunniest place in the world this winter.   That is according to a tongue-in-cheek... Read More

Drone project to aid protection of Maui dolphin

The Government is backing a new project to use drone technology to transform our understanding and protection of the Maui dolphin, New Zealand’s... Read More

Controversial phosphate rock shipment arriving

The latest in a controversial shipment of phosphate rock from Western Sahara is set to arrive in Tauranga this weekend.   The IVS Phoenix is scheduled... Read More