Environment

Whakaari eruption victims' families speak in court

The family of a couple killed in the Whakaari White Island eruption have told a sentencing judge they want the companies involved held to account. Emotional... Read More

Native snails heading for extinction - DOC

New Zealand has some of the most spectacular land snails in the world, but they're sliding to extinction - and climate change is a major factor. The latest... Read More

Whakaari hearing: Pain 'never goes away'

Some family members of 23-year-old tour guide Tipene Maangi, who died in the Whakaari White Island eruption, broke down in tears as they gave their impact statements... Read More

Hearings begin on Hi-Cane ban proposal

This week is being dubbed an important one for kiwifruit growers, with the hearing on the EPAs recommendation to ban Hi-Cane taking place. Hydrogen cyanamide... Read More

Tyres dumped in a ‘gorgeous’ BOP stream

A Rotorua resident has spent his own time removing masses of rubbish from a local stream including a whopping 87.5 dumped tyres in only one day. Along with... Read More

Whakaari survivors tell of life-changing effects

Survivors of the Whakaari White Island disaster will give accounts of how the tragedy forever changed their lives, when the sentencing of companies guilty of... Read More

BOP headquarters wins major international award

Scion's Rotorua headquarters have gone head-to-head with the Silicon Valley campus of top tech company Google - and come out on top. But there are no hard... Read More

Partnership to grow methane emissions knowledge

A New Zealand/Ireland joint research programme starting this month aims to better understand methane emissions from pasture-based farm systems. The four-year... Read More

Māori landowners set to benefit from $40K grant

‘Discovery tours' will be organised for joint Māori landowners in the Bay this year to showcase low carbon land use options and help ignite the Māori... Read More

New Zealand kiwifruit harvest looking fruitful

New Zealand's 2024 kiwifruit harvest has kicked off with the first crop picked in Auckland, and more kiwifruit to be picked around New Zealand over the coming... Read More

Monitoring Mount Maunganui air quality

Mounties can now check local air quality in real time following the addition of 11 extra air sensors to the Bay of Plenty Regional Council monitoring network. The... Read More

$35K for BOP wetland climate change research

Research is underway to determine how salt marshes and mangroves could protect Bay of Plenty's coastline from climate change - and how a ‘resilience credit'... Read More