Rotorua stream used for chemical training exercise

A training exercise simulating a chemical spill in Rotorua’s Utuhina Stream has allowed Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s incident response... Read More

No fires allowed within 100m of neighbouring house

No properties, urban or rural, can light a fire within 100m of the neighbouring dwelling house. This is the new outdoor burning rule announced by the... Read More

Jobs for nature making a big impact

A tree-felling job in the Ngongotahā catchment that uses COVID-19 Recovery funding provided by the MBIE is highlighting the vital link between Toi Moana’s... Read More

Cold change about to pounce bringing snow

  This weekend is warmer than average across New Zealand, a precursor to the cold change about to pounce, says a WeatherWatch spokesperson.   “Temperatures... Read More

First Iwi-led Predator Free 2050 project announced

  Te Runanga o Ngati Awa has welcomed the announcement and funding of its Korehaha Whakahau predator eradication project.   Funding was... Read More

People urged to use clean heating this winter

  As temperatures drop, people are being encouraged by the team at Land Air Water Aotearoa to help keep the air in towns and cities healthy by... Read More

SPCA education initiative focuses on wildlife

SPCA is launching a brand-new series of Learn-to-Read Storybooks to help Kiwi children learn vital lessons about wildlife and animal welfare. Over the... Read More

National weather update

WeatherWatch advises that a ridge lies over the South Island today. “Meanwhile a southeasterly airflow flows over the North Island feeding into... Read More

Reminder to review stopbank grazing

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

Health warning issued for a Bay of Plenty lake

A health warning has been issued for Lake Okaro, near Rotorua. Routine monitoring results provided by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council have confirmed... Read More

River level relief for Bay of Plenty

Recent rain and cooler temperatures have eased immediate concerns about Bay of Plenty’s low stream flow levels, but Bay of Plenty Regional Council... Read More

Whakaari/White Island remains off-limits

Although Whakaari/White Island might look like there is a lot of activity on the island at the moment its volcanic alert level has just been lowered. SunLive... Read More

Hunters urged to take advantage of shortest day

Game bird hunters are being advised to take the opportunity that the shortest day offers for maximise their hunting opportunities. With there being... Read More

Reports of 5.1 earthquake felt in BOP

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake has struck the East Coast of the North Island. The quake hit 10km south-west of Te Kaha, near Gisborne at 5.29am. It was... Read More

Elevated volcanic unrest continues at White Island

Scientists have recorded a short-lived gas pulse that passed through White Island from depth. This gas pulse was accompanied by minor ground uplift... Read More