Seafood company fined $1.5m for illegal operation

A seafood company owner has been fined heavily fined for a commercial scam responsible for almost $1 million worth of black market pāua and crayfish... Read More

Update to rules allows whitebaiting under level 4

Whitebaiters are delighted to learn they can now go out fishing during alert level 4, without a customary rights permit, following a clarification to... Read More

Officers target black market crayfish ring

A number of properties believed to be linked to a major black market crayfish ring have been targeted by MPI fishery officers. About 80 officers searched... Read More

Seafood industry waste may help protect NZ rivers

  Waste mussel shells could become a low-tech, natural tool to filter pollutants from New Zealand waterways if field testing by University of Canterbury... Read More

BOP iwi and NZ scientists sign marine agreement

A Bay of Plenty iwi collective is working with five national research institutes to collectively develop a large scale $20 million multi-year funding... Read More

Ten new Covid MIQ cases include mariners

The Ministry of Health advise that there are no cases of COVID-19 to report in the community in New Zealand today. There are ten cases of COVID-19 to... Read More

Biosecurity protection bolstered on Te Arawa Lakes

Protection from biosecurity threats on the Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes has been boosted, with Te Arawa Lakes Trust’s - TALT-  Biosecurity Officers... Read More

Bill aims to prevent maritime offending

A Bill introduced to Parliament today aims to prevent serious criminal offending at sea, including transnational offending and organised crime, Foreign... Read More

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