Serious injury: Marine farm operator fined $180k

A marine farming operator has been fined $180,000 after a serious injury suffered by a worker who had their arm caught in fast-turning machinery. Maritime... Read More

Skipper not guilty for Enchanter boat tragedy

A skipper who decided to leave a fishing spot and travel home in weather conditions that resulted in the death of five men, has been found not guilty. Lance... Read More

Tauranga marina: Owens threatens legal action

Tauranga mayoral candidate Doug Owens is threatening to take the council he wants to lead to court in a years-long marina dispute that has cost ratepayers... Read More

Freaky Features comes to Western Bay Museum

Parts of Te Papa's colossal squid have found their way to Katikati. Colossal Squid: Freaky Features is developed and toured by the Museum of New Zealand... Read More

Cyanobacteria warning in BOP waterways

Recreational water users in the Bay of Plenty and Lakes districts should be aware of potential blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) blooms when using local waterways... Read More

World’s rarest whale washes ashore

A whale so rare only six specimens have ever been known to science has washed ashore on an Otago beach. On Thursday, July 4, Department of Conservation staff... Read More

Upgrades planned but no sandy beach for the town

Katikati will not be getting its own sandy beach after all. Katikati Boating Club members are disappointed with the Western Bay of Plenty District Council's... Read More

NZ ocean temps highest since records began

Oceanic and coastal water temperatures are the highest since records began more than 40 years ago. According to new data from Stats NZ, the waters around... Read More

Hauraki Gulf protection bill gets support

A Government select committee has thrown its weight behind the Hauraki Gulf protection bill, providing for an additional 19 new protection areas across the... Read More

New Harbourmaster vessel to increase safety

An addition to the Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Harbourmaster fleet is already in action, following a blessing at the Whakatāne Wharf on Thursday, July... Read More

New tools announced to tackle kina barrens

Increasing the recreational daily catch limit for kina around the northeastern North Island and a new special permit to remove kina will help tackle kina... Read More

Fisheries New Zealand reporting refresh

Fisheries New Zealand is making data about accidental fisheries bycatch more accessible to keep pace with changes to the way data is collected, says Fisheries... Read More