Myrtle rust’s new reproduction a concern

New research shows that myrtle rust is able to reproduce sexually which could have a greater impact on native trees. The invasive fungus infects New... Read More

Snow supermoon lights up night sky

People trying to sleep last night can be forgiven if they thought someone had left a light on outside. A snow supermoon hung in the sky on Sunday night. Many... Read More

Health warning for Okaro and Ohakuri lifted

The health warnings issued in December for Lake Okaro and Lake Ohakuri have now been lifted by the Medical Officer of Health. Results of water testing... Read More

Southerly Saturday and sunny Sunday

The MetService is forecasting a front to spread a southerly change up the country today. MetService Meteorologist Andrew James says the front brings... Read More

What‘s on - snooker, A&P show, beach volleyball

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday. He ua matou i te po whakamutunga. He pai mo te kari. Some cloudy periods with a chance of a shower are expected today.... Read More

Bromance in the garden

It’s a plant, not just any plant, but a plant with a story. And Roger Allen tells that story with deep affection and respect. “It’s... Read More

How the water flows

When you turn on your tap at any time day or night, you may take it for granted that water will always come out. When it doesn’t, people start... Read More

Lake warnings lifted

Health warnings on two Rotorua district lakes Ohakuri and Okaro have been lifted. But caution has been urged despite the lifting. Results of water... Read More

Changing habits to reduce environmental impacts

More consumers are changing the way they shop in an effort to reduce environmental impacts, Consumer NZ’s latest survey has found. Consumer NZ... Read More

Smoke and flames seen on Motuopae Island

Reports are coming in of a fire on Motuopae Island in the Waikareao Estuary. A caller to 0800 SUNLIVE says they have seen smoke and flames coming from... Read More

White Island to be used as a natural laboratory

University of Otago scientists are leading research into the possibility that the shallow submarine vents off New Zealand’s volcanic Whakaari/White... Read More

Helicopter removing boat wreck from Mauao

  A helicopter is working to remove parts of the vessel that ran aground on the rocks at the base Mauao on Friday night. The helicopter is using... Read More

Elevated volcanic unrest continues at White Island

Whakaari/White Island remains in an elevated state of unrest. No further extrusion of lava has occurred, says GNS duty volcanologist Natalia Deligne. "Our... Read More

Fire ban for Bay of Plenty Coast

A prohibited fire season has been declared for the Bay of Plenty Coast, Central Lakes, and Pumicelands. Principal Rural Fire Officer Steve Webb says... Read More

Seagull centre diverting more waste from landfill

  The Seagull Centre in Thames is set to divert more items from going to landfill with its new Resource Recovery Park.   The park was opened... Read More