Feedback sought on changes to fisheries settings

Fisheries New Zealand is seeking feedback on proposed changes to catch limits and other settings across a range of fisheries as part of its twice-yearly... Read More

Rare fish species found in Ōhiwa

New and rare fish species have been discovered by Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council scientists in the Nukuhou catchment. The announcement... Read More

New law helps secure New Zealand’s maritime domain

Legislation that will help prevent serious criminal offending at sea, including trafficking of humans, drugs, wildlife and arms, has passed its third... Read More

‘Forever out fishing’: search ends for Jason Kauta

Humble, generous, big-hearted, with a great laugh – now “forever out fishing”. These tributes for missing eastern Bay of Plenty fisherman... Read More

Item found in search for missing BOP fisherman

Members of the public living on the shoreline from Tōrere through to Maketū are asked to report any sightings of a red tote tank, wooden oars and a... Read More

Recreational fishers: New bag limit rules

Rules for daily limits on recreationally caught finfish will change to include species that previously had no limit, Oceans and Fisheries Minister David... Read More

Missing fisherman: family’s plea for help

  A Bay of Plenty fisherman who went missing on Saturday has still not yet been found.   Jason Kauta went out fishing on Sunday morning... Read More

MP addresses select committee on BOP fishing ban

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller has given verbal evidence to the Environment Select Committee this week following his petition presentation to Parliament... Read More

Lake Taupo: Special Olympics swimmers break record

Two Special Olympics swimmers from Auckland have completed a 33km swim across Lake Taupo to raise funds for their club mates to attend the National Summer... Read More

Barcelona to host 37th America‘s Cup in 2024

Emirates Team New Zealand and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has announced Barcelona, in the region of Catalonia as the Host Venue for the 37th... Read More

Whakaari owners may seek to have charges dropped

The owners of Whakaari/White Island, the Buttle brothers, may seek to have the charges filed against them in the wake of the deadly eruption dismissed. Lawyer... Read More

Cook Strait crossings can go ahead if criteria met

On Sunday afternoon Interisland announced they have received dispensation from Maritime NZ for two sailings to go ahead on Sunday night if no additional... Read More

New citizen science project tackles upstream waste

A new citizen science programme is being launched to tackle upstream waste in New Zealand. Upstream Battle, launched by charity Keep New Zealand Beautiful,... Read More

Court: BOP iwi battle over marine boundaries

A two-week hearing to decide the marine and customary boundaries of three Bay of Plenty iwi and their hapū (sub-tribes) will begin at the Wellington... Read More

Beneath the Waves: NZ‘s nearshore volcano hazards

A team of scientists are beginning an investigation of New Zealand’s near-shore volcanic islands, Whakaari/White Island and Tūhua/Mayor Island. The... Read More