Matakana barricade removed

A joint statement from Matakana Islanders and the Western Bay of Plenty District Council says the parties are working together to protect Panepane Point, after islanders barricaded the wharf last week. The barricade prevented local tourism operator Kewpie... Read More

Rain warning in place for Coromandel

A heavy rain warning is in place for the Coromandel Peninsula this afternoon. The MetService is forecasting heavy rain for Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula and northern parts of Taranaki. An active front lies slow-moving over the North... Read More

Beach goers warned to avoid puffer fish

Mount Maunganui beach goers are being warned to steer clear of a number of puffer fish washed up at popular spots along the shorelines. The fish which have been described as having a spiky exterior, have been spotted in the dozens near Mount Main beach... Read More

This day in history and today's weather

In today's weather we are expecting a cloudy day with occasional rain, becoming persistent during the afternoon. There will be a brisk northeasterly, easing towards the evening.  It's a one-clothing later day today with a predicted... Read More

Getting the dinosaur fix

  The man behind the DinoFest event at Sydenham Botanic Park next week has been fascinated by dinosaurs since childhood. “I guess when I was a kid, I used to go fossil hunting in the UK, I had an interest in reptiles, dinosaurs from a young... Read More

Patchy showers to clear this evening

Tauranga residents are being warned to pack an umbrella with their lunch today. says showers and patchy drizzle is expected in the Bay of Plenty throughout the day. Showers are expected to ease later this evening. Rain is expected... Read More

Pilot Bay safe for swimming

Pilot Bay is once again safe for swimming, with the follow up water quality tests for Pilot Bay returning bacterial test results within safe levels. The health warning signs which have been at the beach since the weekend, will be removed as soon as possible. A... Read More

Keeping wastewater out of Pilot Bay

Tauranga City Council will be pushing to increase awareness of what should and shouldn't be flushed down toilets, after a wastewater pump blocked with wet wipes caused an overflow to contaminate Pilot Bay. Council staff and contractors arrived... Read More

Today's weather with Rosalie

In today's weather we are expecting a mostly cloudy day. A few showers will be becoming frequent in the evening with a northeasterly strengthening during the afternoon.  It's a one-clothing later day today with a predicted high of 23... Read More

Blustery winds as low unravels

A big low out in the Tasman Sea is looking pretty significant but it is going to weaken and fall apart before it reaches New Zealand - due to a big blocking high to our east. The low will unravel and dump areas of very heavy rain, but also lighter drizzle,... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should the Christmas/New Year school holidays be moved to February when the weather is typically better in NZ?

Yes, that is when I would take my holidays.
No, you never know when there is going to be bad weather.

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Looking back from Mount main beach. Photo: Alan Forward.

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