Changes coming to Fish & Game governance

A government review into Fish & Game has outlined a tranche of recommendations to modernise governance protocols and decision making. The report is... Read More

White Island eruption: parties to appear in court

The 13 parties charged by Worksafe in the aftermath of the deadly Whakaari eruption are due back in court today. There were 47 people on the volcano... Read More

Risk of thunderstorms, hail, gusts and heavy rain

WeatherWatch are forecasting possible thunderstorms ahead this afternoon and evening.   “A low deepens just west of central New Zealand... Read More

Carbon targets threaten small freight firms

Further consolidation is expected in the road freight industry as small firms struggle to meet decarbonisation targets on their own. An industry report... Read More

Red blood lunar eclipse tomorrow night

  Bay of Plenty stargazers could be in for a treat this Wednesday when a total lunar eclipse coincides with a supermoon, creating a rare red blood... Read More

Man fined for flouting kauri dieback laws

A man has been ordered to pay $5700 and pay court costs of $130 after he was found guilty of flouting kauri dieback rules at an Auckland regional park. Robert... Read More

Bethlehem College singer through to national final

  Mabel Affleck has been named as the first placed entrant at the Smokefreerockquest regional heat for the Bay of Plenty.   Alongside second... Read More

Scholarships encouraging people in forestry career

  Three new forestry scholarships are being offered in the Bay of Plenty.   Te Uru Rakau – New Zealand Forest Service has announced... Read More

Starlink to be visible tonight, weather depending

Starlink trains spotters will be praying for a clear night sky as astronomers predict Starlink27 “may be visible” tonight. Weather permitting,... Read More

Rain spreading northwards earlier in the week

The MetService advises that an active front is forecast to move northeast over southern and central New Zealand on Tuesday, bringing a period of heavy... Read More

Awakeri Rail Adventures is a very Kiwi experience

Awakeri Rail Adventures, in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, is a 20-kilometre round trip that is full of surprises.   Expect to encounter the rare... Read More

NZ is rubbish at recycling 11 products‘ packaging

The results are in and it seems New Zealand's clean green image isn’t so squeaky clean when it comes to recycling packaging from some chocolate,... Read More

Volcanic activity remains low at Mt Ruapehu

  Following the period of heightened activity in December 2020, volcanic activity at Mt Ruapehu has since remained at a low level over the last... Read More

6.1M quake strikes off east coast of North Island

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake has struck off the East Coast, with people feeling it across most of the North Island. The earthquake was recorded 120 km... Read More

New future of NZ tourism addressed by taskforce

A report that looks to the future of New Zealand tourism beyond COVID-19 recommends a government-led supply management system be created.   The... Read More