It‘s a slippery slope to the top for native fish

New Zealand’s native fish are doing their best to climb up ramps in a NIWA laboratory so scientists can learn how to better help them navigate our... Read More

New rules for BOP boat ramp users

  New rules to stop the spread of aquatic pests across the Bay of Plenty come in to force this summer.   Boat ramp users now required to... Read More

NZ fishing rules app to help fishers

  Fisheries New Zealand is running a campaign to encourage fishers to know, and follow, the rules in their area this summer.   Acting National... Read More

Nineteen waterways projects create local jobs

  A package of 19 projects will help clean up and protect waterways and create local jobs, Environment Minister David Parker announced today.   The... Read More

Jetskiers to be targeted by speed radar in BOP

Jetskiers breaking the rules in the Bay of Plenty this summer will be targeted by speed radar. More than 2000 jetskis are registered in the region and... Read More

Safety concerns as Kiwis flock to waterways

After a difficult year New Zealanders are keen to hit the beaches, lakes and rivers this holiday season and the numbers have water safety advocates on... Read More

BOP jetskiers to be targeted by speed radar

Jetskiers breaking the rules in the Bay of Plenty this summer will be targeted by speed radar.   Over 2000 jetskis are registered in the region... Read More

Plan to survive when you dive

  If you are going diving these holidays, we need you to take care, says Police National Dive Squad National Manager Senior Sergeant Bruce Adams.   “With... Read More

Rule breaking jetskiers in the gun

A speed radar gun is going to be used on the water to help crackdown on jetskiers breaking the boating rules this summer. Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s... Read More

Whitebait numbers wavering

  Habitat loss, pollution, introduced fish species and fishing pressure has led to some whitebait species being at risk or threatened.   Tauranga... Read More

Whakaari/White Island alert level rises to Level 2

  The Volcanic Alert Level for Whakaari/White Island has been raised to Level 2.   New observations this week show small amounts of volcanic... Read More

Look before you leap into waterways this summer

The local Medical Officer of Health for the Bay of Plenty Dr Phil Shoemack says that not every recreational water site in the region is able to be... Read More

Increase in Kiwis taking to recreational boating

The number of people taking up recreational boating has increased for the first time in four years. New research released today shows 1.7 million kiwi... Read More

New trout season begins on October 1

The new trout fishing season is almost upon us, and anglers around the country are prepping their tackle in anticipation of Thursday, October 1. The... Read More

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