Support for farmers beefed up ahead of La Niña

Further funding for feed support services and new animal welfare coordinators will help farmers who continue to feel the effects of an extended drought,... Read More

BOP rescue organisations tired of being abused

  Volunteers at Bay of Plenty animal rescues are facing verbal abuse and harassment which makes the work they do even harder.   ARRC Wildlife... Read More

Heavy rain and gales for New Zealand this week

Heavy rain and gale winds are expected this week across much of New Zealand. The MetService advise that a low pressure will move across central and... Read More

Yellow pohutukawa blooming for Christmas

One of the many highlights of the Pepi Toot train ride around the streets of Mount Maunganui is a brief stop at a yellow pohutukawa in one of the quieter... Read More

Great opportunity for orchid-lovers

Orchids, growing gear and free advice from experts are on offer this weekend to anyone interested in having a go at growing the botanical beauties. All... Read More

Dynamic compaction vital piece of harbour work

  Work is continuing to progress on the Opotiki Harbour entrance.   Locals may have heard a distant thumping sound or seen a very large... Read More

Pest trap library coming to Whakamarama

Residents will be able to loan a variety of pest traps to assist them in combating rodents on their property this weekend. On Sunday, from 3pm until... Read More

Consent to enable BOP erosion repair works

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has lodged an application for resource consent to carry out erosion repair and flooding prevention works in rivers and... Read More

Whakatane flood protection works to start

Repair is set to start on one of the few remaining sites on the Whakatāne River damaged after the 2017 flood and storm event. The work will see the... Read More

Council keeps wary eye on Western Bay water use

Water use over summer will be carefully watched by Western Bay of Plenty District Council to ensure there is enough for everyone if drought conditions... Read More

Pilot Bay beach fenced off

Pilot Bay beach is fenced off this morning. A reporter at the beach says contractors are putting sand back on the beach as much of it has been eroded... Read More

Stormy Tasman Sea low to cross NZ this week

  A Tasman Sea low is likely to briefly reach storm criteria in the Tasman Sea this week before partially falling apart as it moves across New... Read More

5.2M quake strikes early Saturday morning

Geonet report that a 5.2M earthquake struck near Mt Ruapehu early this morning. The quake struck at 1.43am, 35 km west of Ohakune at a depth of 127km. More... Read More

Kaimai bush fire now contained

Update: 3.30pm A forestry and scrub fire in the Lower Kaimais that started on Friday night has now been contained. "All the fire and emergency... Read More

Legionnaires’ disease warning for keen gardeners

  People are being warned to take precautions when working in the garden to avoid contracting Legionnaires’ disease.   Legionella... Read More