Restoring land in the Bay of Plenty

A small Murupara-based company is simultaneously restoring papatūānuku, and young lives. The new recruits are among 220 people in the Eastern Bay... Read More

NZ‘s oldest kererū returns to nest after 24 years

One of the oldest documented kererū, 29-year-old Pidge, has returned to his birthplace to enjoy retirement. A wet, slightly bedraggled kererū showed... Read More

Taking the sting out of summer

  Springtime, with its longer warmer days, is swarm time for bee colonies, says Chris Mitchell from Seaside Bees in Papamoa.   Between now... Read More

Remembering the Ruapehu eruptions – 25 years on

This September marks 25 years since the start of the 1995-1996 Mt Ruapehu volcanic eruptions. Sitting at 2797m, Mt Ruapehu is the highest mountain in... Read More

Maketū Estuary showing early signs of improvement

The health of Te Awa o Ngatoroirangi / Maketū Estuary is showing early signs of improvement. This is according to Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s... Read More

Bird of the year is ready for take-off

New Zealanders are getting ready to campaign and vote for their favourite native birds in the nation's most popular annual bird contest. Forest... Read More

Cutting the grass? Cut it out!

We’re heading towards summer, and the warmer weather that goes hand-in-hand with fortnightly lawn mowing for lots of New Zealanders. But a number... Read More

Full steam ahead for Blue Do

Certain people manage to really stand out in a crowd on a normal day, let alone when they go all out for a good cause like a charity fundraiser. Steampunk... Read More

First chick of the season needs a name

The National Kiwi Hatchery in Rotorua is celebrating the hatching of its first chick of the 2020 season – and its staff are calling for help from... Read More

Satellite tracking gives insight into tohorā

Scientists have attached satellite tracking tags to six southern right whales or tohorā and are inviting people to follow the whales' travels online. It... Read More

New playground and pump track for Hartford Avenue

A new playground and pump track has been completed at Hartford Avenue Reserve for the community in Papamoa Beach   General manager of community services Gareth... Read More

Challenging winter season for Mt Ruapehu

COVID-19 Alert Level restrictions have contributed to a challenging winter season for Mt Ruapehu, like many other tourism businesses around the country. "Climate... Read More

Double celebration on the cards for BOP hatchery

Rotorua’s National Kiwi Hatchery will reopen to manuhiri (visitors) in time for both the September school holidays and to celebrate the hatching... Read More

New tools to make nature more accessible

People planning to head outdoors now have a resource that lets them know how accessible an area is for people with varying levels of mobility. The new... Read More

Merivale Community Garden brings people together

We all know we should eat our fruit and vegetables. But Merivale Community Garden is teaching our community the many benefits of growing them too. Merivale... Read More