Kiwi confirmed in Coromandel reserve

Conservation groups on the central east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula are marking a major success, with confirmation of a population kiwi in the... Read More

‘Mushroom plume’ near Motiti concerning residents

A white mushroom shaped plume in the ocean near Otaiti Reef is concerning residents of Motiti Island, who fear it is pollution from the Rena Wreck. Motiti... Read More

Soft plastic recycling returns to the BOP

To mark the start of Plastic Free July, the Packaging Forum’s Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme has announced the recycling service will soon be returning... Read More

Awards calling for biosecurity champions

Northland iwi turning the tide on dwindling kiwi populations and city slickers-turned-predator trappers preserving local reserves are just some of the... Read More

No fires allowed within 100m of neighbouring house

No properties, urban or rural, can light a fire within 100m of the neighbouring dwelling house. This is the new outdoor burning rule announced by the... Read More

Tauranga company wins bus building contract

A Tauranga bus company is set to increase its workload substantially following the signing of a contract which will see more electric buses take to the... Read More

Thunderstorm slams through Tauranga

The weather blast that ploughed its way across Papamoa just before noon today causing mayhem and property damage, also threw itself at other suburbs.... Read More

First Iwi-led Predator Free 2050 project announced

  Te Runanga o Ngati Awa has welcomed the announcement and funding of its Korehaha Whakahau predator eradication project.   Funding was... Read More

Mt Maunganui recycling plant receives funding

  Goodwood, a Mount Maunganui-based wood waste recycling plant will be receiving further Government funding, it was announced today.   An... Read More

4.9M quake near Rotorua

A light earthquake has rattled the central North Island about 8.40am today. Geonet says the 4.9 magnitude earthquake happened at a depth of 107km and... Read More

Watch out for thunderstorms this morning

The MetService has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch this morning. “This watch affects people in the Coromandel Peninsula, Waikato, Bay of Plenty,... Read More

Rain easing up for a mostly sunny Monday

WeatherWatch advise that the weather will be mainly anticyclonic for New Zealand on Monday, with an area of low pressure to the northeast directing a... Read More

Get your shovels ready

  The Aongatete Forest Project are asking for volunteers to help get some plants in the ground next Saturday, June 27. The re-vegetation of the... Read More

Hikoi to Mauao summit with Jack Thatcher

Before dawn this morning, celestial navigator Jack Thatcher led a hikoi to the summit of Mauao to conduct a dawn karakia while a significant star cluster... Read More

Weather update

Heavy rain is expected today about Gisborne, Coromandel Peninsula, and in the Bay of Plenty north of Katikati. SH25 between Hikuai and Tairua has been... Read More