Feedback on rules for earthworks near kauri trees

The Thames-Coromandel District Council is now taking feedback on proposed new rules to manage earthworks near kauri trees in urban zones of the district,... Read More

Fine in the Bay, heavy rain further south

While the weather forecast is for a mainly fine day for the Bay of Plenty, the MetService has issued a severe weather watch for other parts of the country.... Read More

A timely rubbish reminder

There’s a chunk of plastic from a child’s bucket and spade, plastic fireworks components, plastic wrappers, plastic ties and a bit of plastic... Read More

Red moon delights star gazers

Sky gazers have been treated to an exceptionally red moon because of dust in the atmosphere from the Australian bush fires. Tauranga Astronomical Society... Read More

Resource management reform options released

A panel undertaking a comprehensive review of the Resource Management Act is asking for feedback to inform its final report. In July the Government... Read More

Track opening a real milestone

Last Sunday marked the proud culmination of years of hard work by a very special team with the opening of a new walkway in the Kaimai Mamaku State Forest... Read More

Illegally dumped rubbish frustrating council

  A Bay of Plenty Council is disappointed with the illegal dumping taking place in its town. Photos posted on the Whakatane District Council’s... Read More

Increased fire risk with hotter summer expected

  Fire and Emergency New Zealand is warning people to prepare for an increased risk of fires starting and spreading over summer.   But,... Read More

Land used for Defence facility gifted back to iwi

Land used by the New Zealand Defence Force to provide valuable support to ships during the Second World War has been vested back to Ngāti Rangi, a central... Read More

Body located, Mt Pirongia

Police searching for a Waikato man who went missing in June have located a body. Police and Waikato LandSAR began a search of the Pirongia mountain... Read More

Over half a metre of rain

MetService forecasters have been busy this week, as a series of fronts and troughs brought significant rain. The largest accumulations were seen on... Read More

What‘s on - cancellations, fairs, art and mud

The inclement weather has meant that several events planned around the Bay of Plenty today have been cancelled. Showers are expected to turn to continual... Read More

Popular Te Puna Quarry Fest cancelled due to rain

The Te Puna Quarry Fest has been cancelled today due to the weather. "Unfortunately there's already quite a bit of mud there overnight, and... Read More

Staying cool in sweltering heat

The month of November has been a hot one so far, with temperatures rising to 34.5 last weekend in the Bay of Plenty. SunLive slapped on some sunscreen... Read More

Kiwi chick survives despite broken egg

A kiwi chick has defied the odds by hatching from a damaged egg. The kiwi egg has been repaired at the National Kiwi Hatchery Aotearoa and the chick... Read More