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

Beach goers urged to stay safe this summer

Surf Life Saving New Zealand is urging beach-goers to heed their safety advice this summer, otherwise it could be a tragic Christmas for their families. The... Read More

Will we have a November heat wave this week?

As above normal temperatures continue this week, weather forecasters at WeatherWatch are keeping an eye out to see if some areas may reach 'heatwave'... Read More

Safer boating week kicks off after tragic winter

  New Zealand’s annual Safer Boating Week starts today in the shadow of a record number of recreational boating deaths during the winter... Read More

Navy specialists and Police improving water search

Royal New Zealand Navy - RNZN - hydrographic specialists are conducting a search exercise with Police on Lake Taupo. The team, from Littoral Warfare... Read More

History for teenaged Kiwi canoeist

Tauranga's Jack Egan joined a select group of New Zealand paddlers overnight, finishing ninth in the under-18 C1 final at the ICF junior and U23... Read More

Work on boat ramp nears completion

Work on the Acacia Road boat ramp is nearing completion. Laying the remainder of the boat ramp slabs will run into this coming week, and all work should... Read More

Work progressing on Lake Okareka boat ramp

Work on the Lake Ōkareka  boat ramp continues to progress well. The construction of the new jetty, retaining wall, extension of the existing jetty,... Read More

Weed removed from Lake Okataina

The weed cordon that excluded boats from the Motuwhetero arm of Lake Ōkataina last week has been removed. Two weed cordons were originally erected... Read More