Tonga eruption likely world‘s largest in 30 years

Early data from Tonga's violent volcanic eruption suggests it is the biggest blast since Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines 30 years ago, volcanologist... Read More

Water shortage for Rotorua

The Rotorua area is moving to level one of a water shortage event as Ngongotahā Stream reaches its lowest recorded flow since records began in 1975. Bay... Read More

Call for wallaby sightings

Holidaymakers out tramping and camping this summer are being urged to keep an eye out for signs of an unwanted pest in New Zealand – the wallaby. Residents... Read More

Cluster earthquakes recorded beneath Ruapehu

An unusual number of cluster earthquakes have been recorded beneath Ruapheu’s summit since December, but scientists say it hasn't affected... Read More

$1 million to accelerate seismic hazard research

  A University of Canterbury Earthquake Engineering professor who is leading worldwide research into the effects of ground-shaking caused by earthquakes... Read More

Control pets to protect our wildlife

With summer in full swing, our pets are just as keen as us to spend more time outdoors.   Their innate tendency to stalk and injure wildlife... Read More

Native bats thrive after predator control

New Zealand’s native bats, also known by their Māori name pekapeka, are thriving at sites in Fiordland and the central North Island due to Department... Read More

Calls to report wallaby sightings

People are being asked to report any wallaby sightings this summer. Wallabies are much like possums and can affect food and shelter for native birds... Read More

Bay of Plenty enters restricted fire season

All of Bay of Plenty is now in a restricted fire season. “It moved overnight from open to restricted,” says Fire and Emergency District... Read More

Iwi launches project for pest eradication

An Eastern Bay iwi has launched a research project to prove that local knowledge coupled with the latest innovations in technology is best practice when... Read More

Health warning issued for BOP lake

A health warning has been issued for Okawa Bay at the western end of Lake Rotoiti. The health warning is based on water test results and visual observations... Read More

Avoid swimming for 48 hours after heavy rain

The Medical Officer of Health is advising people in the Bay of Plenty and Lakes districts to avoid swimming in streams, rivers, lakes and harbour areas... Read More

DOC urges responsible camping this summer

The Department of Conservation is preparing to host around 60,000 campers over the summer and is asking people visit respectfully and responsibly while... Read More

Funding boost for BOP climate change projects

Two community-led climate change adaptation projects have received funds from Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council this week to explore the future... Read More

One dead and dozens burned in Indonesia eruption

One person has died and dozens are injured after a volcano erupted on Indonesia's Java island, officials said on Saturday. Residents were filmed... Read More