Royal Spoonbill count postponed a week

The national Royal Spoonbill count has been postponed until June 29 and 30. In early May, bird enthusiasts around the country were asked to prepare for a... Read More

What caused a train to derail near Te Puke

A train that derailed near Te Puke during Auckland Anniversary weekend flooding last year should not have been cleared to travel on flood-hit tracks, a Transport... Read More

Mistletoe numbers grow thanks to volunteers

Mistletoe abundance has increased more than 3600 per cent over 22 years in Tikitapu Scenic Reserve at Lake Ōkāreka thanks to the efforts of volunteers and... Read More

Boat captain needed for shorebird count

A Tauranga bird expert needs a boat owner and skipper with a couple of hours to spare, around high tide on June 29, to help with the June shorebird count in... Read More

Waikato seismic research may have global impact

New research into the geology of the Hamilton basin aims to create ground-breaking 3D simulations that will transform seismic modelling for the Waikato and similar... Read More

Fears over toxic wood waste removal

A management plan to dig up contaminated wood waste from a boat harbour development site on Keepa Road in Whakatāne is being signed off by council. However,... Read More

Claims of death threat in clash over sacred lake

A guardian of a sacred lake near Rotorua alleges a crewman working on a nearby sewerage scheme threatened to kill him. It follows Rotorua Lakes Council applying... Read More

Volunteers recognised for protecting fisheries

The patrol work of about 200 volunteers is critical to keeping our fisheries sustainable and protected for future generations. It's National Volunteer Week... Read More

DOC prepares for seal season

Don't be surprised if you see NZ fur seals in some curious places over coming months. DOC is asking public to be on the lookout for juvenile pinnipeds (adventurous... Read More

Discoloured water for Te Papa Peninsula

A water mains failure on 11th Avenue today has caused discolouration of water in Tauranga. Homes and businesses on the Te Papa Peninsula (including Greerton,... Read More

Celebrating 30 years of Coast Care

Volunteers are enjoying great weather today for the 30th anniversary of a project that has reportedly saved the Bay of Plenty coastal sand dunes. 'Couldn't... Read More

Keeping the dunes in top nick for 30 years! 

During the last 30 years, approximately 29,975 volunteers have given nearly 66,880 hours to helping protect and restore some of the country's most iconic beaches... Read More