Rain and strong winds to affect the North Island

An intensifying low-pressure system approaching from the northwest is expected to deliver heavy rain and strong winds to large parts of the North Island... Read More

Foggy start to the weekend

Welcome Bay residents woke to early morning fog on Saturday as mist and early cloud covered patches across the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions. WeatherWatch... Read More

Are these really NZ‘s most beautiful towns?

Think of New Zealand's best looking towns and cities and what springs to mind? Waihī, Pukekohe, Lower Hutt...? Nope, us neither. Yet all three... Read More

Fertiliser spraying concerning some residents

  As summer months get closer, people in the rural areas of the Bay of Plenty region will start to notice farm owners will be fertilising their... Read More

Changeable spring pattern continues

The MetService forecasted some changeable weather this past week. “There were a few fronts which brought severe weather to start the school holidays,”... Read More

Astro-photographer to visit Tauranga

Are you a stargazer or aspiring night photographer?  The founder of ‘The World at Night’ Babak A. Tafreshi will be speaking in Tauranga... Read More

Bay of Plenty paradise for cruise ship passengers

With cruise season about to begin, Kiwifruit Country Tours owner Graeme Crossman is getting ready to welcome thousands of cruise ship passengers to his... Read More

Tauranga man thriving eight years after diagnosis

When specialists told Tauranga man Tony Dodunski he should go home and prepare for the worst he never dreamed he would be riding in a four-hour endurance... Read More

National weekend forecast

WeatherWatch weather analyst Aaron Wilkinson reports that a cold front is pushing northwards over New Zealand today. Northwesterlies are ahead of the... Read More

Young growers vie for national title

  Seven of the country’s top young growers are battling it out at Mount Maunganui today in the opening round of the 2019 Young Grower of... Read More

Kiwifruit bosses fly high for local youth

  Being dropped from a plane at 10,000 feet will be all in a day’s work for four of EastPack’s bosses this Wednesday.   Phil... Read More

Emergency Managers recognised

Long serving Bay of Plenty emergency managers have been recognised for their hard work. Civil Defence Minister Peeni Henare presented Civil Defence... Read More

Young Bay of Plenty gardeners – are you out there?

With just over one week left to enter the inaugural search for New Zealand’s budding young gardener, organisers want to hear from Bay of Plenty’s... Read More

Test out the new-look Metservice website

The MetService are asking for feedback from the public for their new-look website which was launched in August. The refreshed site can be accessed by... Read More

Wintry snap coming this week

Despite above average temperatures this weekend, another wintry snap is coming this week. WeatherWatch advise that as we head through Sunday even warmer... Read More