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

Heavy rainfall expected on North Island east coast

Heavy rainfall followed by strong winds are forecast for the North Island's east coast until early Tuesday as a subtropical low pressure system moves... Read More

ACT calls for scrapping marine fuel road tax

The ACT Party has called for road taxes to be scrapped from recreational boat-users marine fuel, with Transport spokesperson Simon Court launching a... Read More

Independent review into Fish & Game NZ

A scathing independent review into Fish & Game New Zealand released by the government today has made a number of recommendations for change at the organisation. Fish... Read More

Temporary health warning issued for Lake Rotorua

Following a break in a wastewater main overnight on Tuesday, a temporary health warning has been issued for Lake Rotorua. On Tuesday night, Rotorua... Read More

Glow-in-the-dark sharks found in NZ waters

Sharks that glow in dark of the ocean have been seen for the first time off the coast of New Zealand. Belgian scientists were able to document three... Read More

Black-market cray fisher disqualified from fishing

A man who supplied and sold more than half a tonne of rock lobster on the black market in the Bay of Plenty area has been sentenced to eight months home... Read More

Boaties urged to be safe on the water

  Maritime NZ is urging boaties to take safety on the water seriously.   Maritime NZ’s acting manager sector engagement and collaboration... Read More

Rotorua waka ama veteran grabs national medal haul

Veteran Rotorua Waka Ama competitor Maylene Papuni has added to her career medal haul with a gold, silver and bronze at the recent National Waka Ama... Read More

Nine drownings so far 2021

Summer is the perfect time to get away with the family to the beach or the lake, but ACC is urging all Kiwis to take care around the water this weekend. Data... Read More

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