Beachgoers urged to swim at patrolled locations

  King tides, increased surf activity from tropical cyclones and outgoing tides during the hottest part of the day are contributing factors to... Read More

Did you hear Tongan eruption boom ask scientists

GNS Science have requested that New Zealanders send in their observations following the Tongan eruption and tsunami. “We are interested in your... Read More

Police identify man found in harbour

7.45pm update: Polive have now identified the man whose body was located in Tauranga Harbour on Sunday morning. "We would like to offer our thanks... Read More

Body found floating in Tauranga harbour

A body has been found floating in Tauranga harbour on Sunday morning. "Police are making enquiries after a person was located deceased in the water... Read More

Snorkeller dies in Coromandel water incident

One person has died following a water incident at Otara Bay, in the Coromandel. Emergency services were called to the scene about 2:30pm on Saturday,... Read More

Coromandel waterways navigational warning

  Boaties are being warned to be vigilant when navigating waterways around the Coromandel. A number of channel markers had to be relocated this... Read More

Skipper fined after crew member‘s finger severed

A commercial fishing skipper has been fined $1500 for failing to notify Maritime NZ of serious injury on board a ship. Reginald Stephens was convicted... Read More

NZ drowning stats labelled “a national disgrace”

The chief executive of Water Safety New Zealand has labelled the country’s drowning statistics a “national disgrace” after the announcement... Read More

Increase in bites and rashes as weather heats up

Warmer sea temperatures and a changing climate could be what is causing more ocean-borne bites, stings and rashes, a marine scientist says. Ocean swimmers... Read More

Coromandel beaten by strong currents & wave surges

A plan for long-term repair is currently in the works following damage to Thames/Coromandel coastline. The underwater volcano eruption and accompanying... Read More

Wrangling great white fear at Bowentown

  A great white shark fishing story is the kind of tale readily re-told, blow-by-blow, again and again.   The foreboding. The sudden realisation... Read More

Emergency mobile alert queried

  Northland residents are querying why there wasn’t an Emergency Mobile Alert sent out by the National Emergency Management Agency on Saturday... Read More

Moturiki closed due to sea swells

Access to Moturiki, often known as Leisure Island, has been closed on Sunday afternoon due to significant sea swells and the high incoming tide. "This... Read More

Cyclone Cody expected to stay clear of NZ

MetService meteorologists advise that the risk of heavy rain has diminished as Cyclone Cody looks to track east of New Zealand. However, the risk of... Read More

Damage to boats at North Island marinas overnight

A tsunami surge hit Tutukaka Marina in Northland about 9.30pm on Saturday, causing a number of boats to sink and several others to break free from their... Read More