Whakatane council plant trees during Matariki

The Whakatane District Council Open Spaces staff have come together with a number of local students over the last two weeks to plant specimen native... Read More

National accolade for civil engineering student

The research work of a second-year civil engineering student at Waikato University has earned him national accolades. A poster he presented to the New... Read More

New Katikati mural highlights Kaimai Kauri

The Department of Conservation and the Bay of Plenty community gathered on a chilly winter’s day to commemorate the mighty Kauri tree in New Zealand’s... Read More

Highway to remain closed following large slip

State Highway 2 through the Waimana Gorge will remain closed as contractors continue working to clear a significant slip that occurred last Thursday. This... Read More

Kiwi ingenuity for collecting White Island samples

Volcanologists have used simple ‘kiwi ingenuity’ to collect toxic water samples from White Island’s crater lake in a unique way. “The... Read More

Slow-slip event off East Coast has now finished

Earlier this year, GeoNet’s GPS network recorded a large slow-slip event off the east coast of the North Island. Since about early June, this activity... Read More

A shaky Saturday night around Lake Taupo

Geonet have taken to their Facebook page to advise that there have been over 1000 felt reports for a 3.8M earthquake near Taupo on Saturday evening. The... Read More

Home-charging electric vehicle tech debuts in BOP

New technology that see electric vehicles supplying electricity to homes and businesses is being introduced in the Bay of Plenty and Tairawhiti Gisborne,... Read More

Have you seen Jessica Lurrel-Morgan?

Update Sunday July 7: Police are still requesting for help from the public to help find Jessica Lurrel-Morgan, who has been reported missing. Jessica... Read More

Tanners Point updates response plan

Tanners Point residents are the latest to update their planning for a community response in the event of a natural disaster causing major disruption... Read More

What’s on – Thai boxing, night rail and handbags

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday. It was a chilly night, but the day ahead looks to be mainly fine with southerly breezes. It’s a three clothing... Read More

Don’t lie to the smoking lady

“They don’t need some smug, holier than thou type, telling them why they should quit.” But they do need Candy Blackwell because she’s... Read More

Water levels peak in BOP rivers

All rivers in the area, with the exception of the lower reaches of the Whakatane, have peaked and are now receding and as predicted, river levels have... Read More

Climate change a debate once again

National’s climate change spokesperson Todd Muller has spoken out saying the Prime Minister’s admission that she is open to the idea of declaring... Read More

Flood Room activated in response to weather event

UPDATED: 5.52PM: The Bay of Plenty Regional Council Flood Room has been activated since 1pm today to closely monitor the effects of the current weather... Read More