Notable cooling of vent area on White Island

Volcanologists are reporting a "sharp decline in vent temperatures" on White Island. A recent observation flight measured a sharp decline... Read More

Taming wild kiwifruit

Left uncontrolled, wild kiwifruit can be devastating to New Zealand native bush and forest. Wild kiwifruit can germinate wherever birds deposit kiwifruit... Read More

Moth thought to be extinct found in Marlborough

A tiny, jumping moth once feared to be extinct has been found in four new locations in Marlborough. The Kiwaia, or Cloudy Bay moth, also known as a... Read More

Damage reports after 5.8 magnitude Melbourne quake

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake has rattled Melbourne this morning with reports of damage in the city and across Victoria. Geoscience Australia said the... Read More

Grant awarded to assess BOP volcano risk

A $13.3 million grant will help researchers assess New Zealand’s preparedness and resilience to nearshore volcano hazards in the Bay of Plenty,... Read More

Waikato to host Sustainability Summit in 2023

The University of Waikato is taking up the mantle of hosting the 4th Aotearoa New Zealand Sustainable Development Goals Summit in 2023. This two-day... Read More

Luckless godwit forced into mid-flight u-turn

An unlucky male godwit/kuaka migrating back to the Firth of Thames has been forced into a massive u-turn over the Pacific Ocean and finished up back... Read More

The final count

An accumulation of data on kererū – the New Zealand pigeon – is now in its final year, and experts are asking for the community’s... Read More

Joining forces to preserve the environment

Climate change and the forest was the focus of a field trip at Aongatete recently. Tauranga Sunrise Rotary, Bay Conservation Alliance and students from... Read More

Spot in red light district has bird’s eye view

Vivien Knap was heading to her favourite coffee spot this week when she noticed that a bird has set up home inside a red traffic light at the Greerton... Read More

Access improvements at Fletcher Bay campsite

Work to improve access to the picturesque Fletcher Bay campsite begins this month. The Fletcher Bay site is one of a several Coromandel campsites managed... Read More

Contractors agreed for $300m solar farm sites

Infratec have been selected as the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for five solar power stations in the upper North Island - including... Read More

Taiao film launches online

Micah Winiata's film Taiao has been launched online today by Someday Stories and features many Tauranga and Bay of Plenty locations. Taiao was selected... Read More

Climate change front and centre of online seminar

The role of community organisations in tackling climate change will be the focus of this year’s Strengthening Communities Hui, which starts today. The... Read More

Climate change to impact seal species differently

A New Zealand-led international study published in Global Change Biology, reveals how climate change may impact seals in one of the world’s most... Read More