Lightning storm off NZ one of earth‘s largest

Thousands of lightning flashes lit up the Tasman Sea on Saturday night and on a global scale it stood out as one of the largest on earth. WeatherWatch... Read More

Severe Weather Watch issued by MetService

The MetService has issued a severe weather watch for the Coromandel Peninsula and the western Bay of Plenty. The forecast is for periods of heavy rain... Read More

Spring bringing mix of warm and cold

WeatherWatch reports that New Zealand has a complicated set up today with a fairly bitter cold change moving up much of the eastern side of both islands... Read More

Launch breaks free from mooring

A launch has broken free from its mooring and has ended up on Buffalo Beach, Whitianga, near the Buffalo memorial area and rock wall. At this stage... Read More

Edible seaweed venture attracts government funding

Coromandel company Wakame Fresh is the first recipient of a government grant to help it turn pest seaweed into premium edible export. Undaria is an... Read More

Sunny weather ending as spring ramps up

New Zealand has basked under settled conditions for the last few days of winter, but the MetService forecasts a significant change next week. There... Read More

Agreement signals exciting new journey ahead

A transformational partnership between the Rangitaiki Lot 28B No 22 Block Ahu Whenua Trust, Te Runanga o Ngati Awa, Ngati Awa Group Holdings Limited... Read More

Silver lining for at Enoshima World Cup

Alex Maloney and Molly Meech achieved more than a race win and a silver medal today at the World Cup Series regatta in Enoshima, they also enjoyed "redemption"... Read More

Why Kelly, Sarah and Adriana fell in love

It all began with a cheap shot at a sausage sizzle outside Mitre 10 last Saturday morning. “Underwater hockey?” asked The Weekend Sun. “We... Read More

What‘s on - Father’s Day events, markets and fun

Happy Father's Day! Today we are expecting a fine day with some high cloud and light winds. Keep warm if you’re heading outdoors, as it’s... Read More

Saturday‘s national forecast

For much of the Bay of Plenty today, this last day of August is mostly sunny. WeatherWatch Analyst Aaron Wilkinson says there are anticyclonic conditions... Read More

Meech rediscovers his winning touch at World Cup

Sam Meech decided he'd had enough of being beaten up so returned to the sort of form on day four of the World Cup Series regatta in Enoshima that... Read More

GRAPHIC: Dead seals on Pukehina Beach

Warning: the video below may be distressing for some people to watch. Please view at your own discretion. Dog owners are being warned to keep an eye... Read More

Lisa’s magnificent seventh world title

Lisa Carrington claimed a magnificent seventh successive women’s K1 200m world title as the incomparable Kiwi kayak maestro once again proved far... Read More

Mild end to August with spring weather coming

WeatherWatch reports that the westerly wind flow is with us now and as we enter the final week of August it may turn more sub-tropical for some. The... Read More