BOPRC monitoring lake/river levels

With heavy rain warnings and rising rivers, Bay of Plenty Regional Council is keeping a close eye on lake and river levels and planning for more to come overnight and on Tuesday. Most rivers have reached their first warning levels and indications are... Read More

Rain brings more potholes

New Zealand Transport Agency are warning motorists in the Bay of Plenty to drive with caution, as heavy rain in the region has resulted in an increase of potholes and slips on roads. NZTA Transport System Manager Rob Campbell says several potholes have... Read More

Heavy rain to drift back over NZ

The rain band that brought flooding to isolated parts of Auckland on Sunday and saw big totals in spots around the Upper North Island will likely drift back in the coming day. Today it's lying east of Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula mostly out... Read More

Cyclone Gita to make direct hit as Cat5

The latest forecast for Tonga is not something you want to see - a forecast for already Category 4 Severe Cyclone Gita to reach Category 5 status (the highest on the scale) and make a direct hit over the top of Tonga and the capital Nuku'alofa... Read More

Heavy rain to pummel BOP

A heavy rain warning is in place for the Bay of Plenty, with predictions of 200 to 250mm of rain to accumulate about the Kaimai Ranges from now until Tuesday afternoon. A trough of low pressure lies over the North Island and the upper South Island.The... Read More

Three in hospital after serious crash

UPDATED 5.58PM: Three people have been taken to hospital following a two car crash. Police say one person is in a serious condition after two vehicles crashed on State Highway 29A at Poike, Tauranga. "It happened just after 4pm between Oropi Road and... Read More

Rain to set in for parts of NZ

With the country under a humid blanket of cloud and rain it's hard to believe the week started off relatively cool when a series of weak cold fronts moved north over the South Island and lower North Island during Monday and Tuesday. “A reprieve... Read More

Buckets of rain

In today's weather forecast we are expecting rain at times with easterlies. It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 25 and an overnight low of 22 degrees. Humidity is 98 per cent. Low tide is at 9.30am and high tide at 3.30pm.... Read More

Sub-tropics about to bring days of rain

A low just north west of New Zealand is slowly moving southward, bringing locally heavy rain to the country this weekend. Northern parts of the North Island will be under the influence of the low pressure system for a number of days and rain accumulation... Read More

Rain settles in over Tauranga

Welcome to passengers from Ovation of the Seas. The cruise ship is due to arrive in port at 9am and leave at 8.45pm this evening.  In today's weather forecast we are expecting periods of rain with easterlies.  It's a one-clothing... Read More



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