Trucks snowed in on closed Desert Road

Truck drivers spent a cold night sleeping in their cabs as snow blocked the Desert Road (SH1) in the central North Island. In the biggest dump so... Read More

Temperatures plummet as southerly hits

A southerly is racing up New Zealand, bringing wintry weather with it. Temperatures were around three degrees in the Bay of Plenty this morning, with... Read More

Trees topple as strong wind lashes Tauranga

Reports are coming in of power outages and toppled trees in the Tauranga and Western Bay areas, as strong winds and heavy rain pummel the region. The... Read More

Snow warning for Desert Road

A significant amount of snow is expected in the Central North Island today and a snow warning is in force for the Desert Road. The MetService says significant... Read More

Severe gales for forecast for BOP

  Bay of Plenty residents are being encouraged to prepare for some strong winds on Wednesday.   The MetService has issued a strong wind... Read More

Thursday brings respite from adverse weather

After a wet and windy night for many, MetService is forecasting further winter weather, complete with snow, for New Zealand over the coming days. But... Read More

Severe weather risks this week

The first three days of this week will be unsettled, with Wednesday an especially colder and windier day across New Zealand. "However, by Thursday... Read More

Power outage as weather system moves eastwards

PowerCo is reporting power cuts in Maketu, Pongakawa, Te Puna and the Lower Kaimai area. A power outage in Pongakawa which occurred at 11.56pm is... Read More

Tie down trampolines as wild weather approaches

Batten down the hatches, also tie down the trampolines: Heavy rain, snow and gale-force winds are on their way. The MetService is warning people to... Read More

What’s on – markets, museum, climbing

  Good morning! Kia ora te ra whakamiharo. Oha atu ki tetahi hoa hou.   Today’s weather is looking cloudy with showers ahead becoming... Read More

Rain and wind watch issued for Sunday night

A Heavy Rain Watch has been issued by the MetService for the Bay Of Plenty, Rotorua, and Gisborne area north of Ruatoria for Sunday night “Northeast... Read More

What‘s on - dancing, rugby, and dog training

Good morning!  Morena koutou. Kia ora te ra whakamiharo. Expect a fine morning with light winds, followed by cloudy periods. It’s a three-layer-clothing... Read More

The sun makes a brief but welcome return

The previous weeks have introduced winter to Aotearoa with large swells, gale southerlies and plenty of rain, but high pressure and sunshine is set to... Read More

Frosty start to a BOP morning

People can be forgiven for the lack of motivation for wanting to leave the warmth of their beds this morning, as temperatures plummeted overnight. At... Read More

‘UFO’ clouds hover over BOP

Incredible skies over Bay of Plenty were snapped on camera as the cold southerly finally settled in the region. A cloud formation, which resembled a... Read More