Polystyrene recycling difficult but not impossible

Polystyrene’s typically high level of contamination makes it hard to recycle, but recycling companies around the world are proving it can be done... Read More

Annual plan adopted in “challenging environment“

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has adopted its Annual Plan 2022/23 in what chair Doug Leeder describes as a “challenging operating environment”. Leeder... Read More

Volcano stabilises after weekend of activity

Mount Ruapehu has stabilised after a short period of increased volcanic tremor over the weekend. It remains at alert level 2, which signalled moderate-to-heightened... Read More

Search is on for NZ’s biosecurity champions

Entries are now open for the 2022 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards. These awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding contributions made around Aotearoa... Read More

Tongan volcano maybe cause of stunning sunsets

The Tongan volcanic eruption may be responsible for New Zealand’s unusually vibrant sunrises and sunsets, say NIWA scientists. Since late May,... Read More

Stink bug’s billion dollar risk

Biosecurity New Zealand is launching its winter campaign to help raise awareness of a particularly unwanted pest – the brown marmorated stink bug... Read More

New infrared camera to detect illegal wood burners

Bay of Plenty Regional Council Compliance officers will start using new infrared camera technology to help detect illegal non-compliant wood burner use... Read More

Wet weather prompts stopbank grazing reminder

With the change of season, Bay of Plenty Regional Council is again reminding rural landowners of the requirements to protect the region’s stopbanks... Read More

Fish & Game welcomes new farm wetlands guidance

Fish & Game is welcoming the new NIWA-DairyNZ resource to help farmers with wetland design and performance. "New Zealanders are becoming far more... Read More

Rare native mistletoe found in eastern BOP

Mummy didn’t get caught kissing Santa Claus but threatened native mistletoe has been discovered in a corner of the Eastern Bay of Plenty where... Read More

Local farmers offered free climate change help

  Farmers and growers surrounding the degraded Waihī Estuary are being urged to seek free support and financial help from local environmental... Read More

Call to battle litter in our backyards

This week, iconic charity Keep New Zealand Beautiful launches Backyard Battle, a citizen science programme which aims to identify the origins of litter... Read More

Freshwater ecosystems under threat in warming NZ

Nature is taking with one hand and giving with the other when it comes to Aotearoa New Zealand’s freshwater ecosystems. University of Canterbury... Read More

Freshwater ecosystems under threat in warming NZ

Nature is taking with one hand and giving with the other when it comes to Aotearoa New Zealand’s freshwater ecosystems. University of Canterbury... Read More

Rare fish species found in Ōhiwa

New and rare fish species have been discovered by Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council scientists in the Nukuhou catchment. The announcement... Read More