Challenging winter season for Mt Ruapehu

COVID-19 Alert Level restrictions have contributed to a challenging winter season for Mt Ruapehu, like many other tourism businesses around the country. "Climate... Read More

Double celebration on the cards for BOP hatchery

Rotorua’s National Kiwi Hatchery will reopen to manuhiri (visitors) in time for both the September school holidays and to celebrate the hatching... Read More

Popular environmental debate cancelled

A popular Rotorua election debate has been cancelled due to a lack of candidates. Rotorua Green Drinks and Forest & Bird had organised the event for... Read More

New tools to make nature more accessible

People planning to head outdoors now have a resource that lets them know how accessible an area is for people with varying levels of mobility. The new... Read More

Kiwi conservation receives cash injection

Kiwi conservationists all over Aotearoa are celebrating after the Minister of Conservation announced a multi-million-dollar cash injection into kiwi... Read More

Bluebird conditions sees Ruapehu at capacity

  Skiers and snow boarders were treated to some bluebird spring skiing over the weekend – with both Whakapapa and Turoa at full capacity.... Read More

Time for the Great Kererū Count 2020

    It’s time for the Great Kererū Count 2020. Kererū Discovery is calling for all kiwis to get out and count kererū. Kererū only... Read More

Climate risk reporting first in NZ

New Zealand will be the first country in the world to require the financial sector to report on climate risks, Minister for Climate Change James Shaw... Read More

Readying nesting boxes for rifleman

  In the lead up to the titipounamu/rifleman’s nesting season, it’s not uncommon to find Barry Pethybridge in the Aongatete forest... Read More

Tonnes of rubbish pulled from Ngongotaha Maunga

A team of volunteers led by a former Mrs Rotorua winner have removed more than five tonnes of rubbish from the side of Mt Ngongotaha. Kristal Pehi,... Read More

Pageant winner becomes environmental warrior

A concerned Rotorua mum and 2019 Mrs Rotorua winner is calling on locals to help clean up Mt Ngongotaha after discovering piles of household rubbish... Read More

Kiwis encouraged to “Bee A Hero” at home

Bay of Plenty based Comvita is helping to raise awareness of Bee Aware Month, a nation-wide celebration of bees and their importance to the eco-system. Nearly... Read More

Large penalty for burning of demolition waste

A Tauranga man has been prosecuted for burning demolition waste at a residential subdivision site in Rotorua in June 2018. Kevin John Davies pleaded... Read More

Volunteers help clear forest of pests

A keen group of local volunteers are making a big dent in the pest population in the Whakarewarewa Forest. After two years, thousands of volunteer hours,... Read More

A weekend of earthquakes for BOP

  Some people in Auckland and Bay of Plenty had an early morning wake up this weekend with a M5.2 earthquake occurring 120km north-east of Whangamata... Read More