Operator fined following fatal sinking

Maritime NZ says the prosecution of Ocean Fisheries Limited, operators of the Jubilee, sends a message to vessels’ owners and operators that health... Read More

Another survivor rescued from missing freighter

  Japanese rescue crews have found another survivor from a live export ship that sank off the country's south-west on Wednesday.   Authorities... Read More

Magnitude 5.2 quake strikes off coast of BOP

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake has struck off the coast of the Bay of Plenty early this morning. The quake hit 120km north-east of Whangamata at 3.47am. It... Read More

One person has died at Okere Falls today

Police have confirmed that a person has died at Okere Falls near Rotorua today.   Police were advised at about 11.12am that a person was in difficulty... Read More

COVID-19 testing at Port of Tauranga

Nearly 6000 people with links to the Port of Tauranga have been ordered to be tested for COVID-19. The port and maritime community is being targeted... Read More

New course aims to prevent student drownings

Water Safety New Zealand has partnered with EdTech company, AgentBee, to increase international student awareness of water safety and prevent drownings. “Sadly,... Read More

National weather update

Sunny with cloudy areas and light winds appear to be the conditions for much of the country today as a moderate southwesterly airflow flows over New... Read More

Rare BOP octopus to be dissected for research

  What was thought to be a giant squid caught off near Whakaari/White Island, has turned out to be something much rarer.   When the crew... Read More

National weather update

WeatherWatch advised that a low pressure system will bring unsettled conditions to most of New Zealand today. “Parts of the West Coast and central... Read More

Nicky Sinden’s life on water

  A childhood spent fishing on Motiti Island inspired Nicky Sinden’s career.   She started Australasia’s first female-hosted... Read More

Coastguard answers calls for help in lockdown

Coastguard Volunteers across New Zealand remain ready to respond to on-water emergencies as the country prepares to move from level 4 to level 3 next Tuesday.  Under... Read More

Calls for anglers and hunters to stay home

Fish & Game New Zealand are calling for anglers and hunters to stay at home during the four-week lockdown. While they are calling for people stay home,... Read More

Fish & Game gives anglers the thumbs up

Eastern Region Fish & Game staff have given anglers the big ‘thumbs up’ for following the rules. So far for the 2019/20 fishing season,... Read More

Plans to protect the future of whitebaiting

With several native whitebait species in decline, the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage has released proposals to standardise and improve management... Read More

Water rescue a safety reminder

Everyone is safe and accounted for following a water rescue callout overnight. Police say they received a call to a boat taking on water. The call... Read More