New Zealand increases climate aid contribution

The Government is making a four-fold increase in the support it provides to countries most vulnerable to the climate emergency, Prime Minister Jacinda... Read More

Intermittent ash emissions possible at Whakaari

Recent gas and observation flights at Whakaari / White Island show lower gas emissions and low vent temperatures remain. The volcano still occasionally... Read More

Satellites used to diagnose health of BOP lakes

Satellite images from the European Space Agency are being used to diagnose the health of Bay of Plenty lakes, researchers using images from space to... Read More

Customary title of Tauranga estuary granted to iwi

Customary marine title over a Tauranga estuary has been granted to five iwi and hapū by the High Court. Te Tāhuna o Rangataua is a tidal estuary within... Read More

Calls for airshed to study air quality at port

A sensor on Picton’s foreshore picks up about the same amount of sulphur dioxide in the air as a sensor does outside the Port of Tauranga. In... Read More

Pāpāmoa Hills getting an upgrade

Works for the anticipated Pāpāmoa Hills Cultural Heritage Regional Park upgrade project can now get underway following a blessing of the site. The... Read More

Coastal flooding likely driver for adaptation

New NIWA-led research shows increasing flood risk is going to be what leads people to make changes to adapt to sea-level rise. "Rising seas are... Read More

Work to stabilise Kaituna riverbank

Work to strengthen a small section of the Kaituna riverbank alongside Te Puke Highway is scheduled to kick off early this week. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport... Read More

Kererū sightings increase in urban areas

The Great Kererū Count 2021 is reporting increased sightings of the bird in urban areas. The count was the biggest yet, with more than 12,002 records... Read More

Waihi Beach making big waves towards accessibility

A Waihi Beach resident's sadness and frustration about her partner in a wheelchair not being able to gain access to the beach is prompting the community... Read More

World’s first Weddell seal count completed

An international research team led by a University of Canterbury Antarctic scientist has completed the world’s first global population estimate... Read More

Sleeper pests woken up by climate change

Turtles could become the BOP’s next major pest due to a warming climate. Red-eared slider turtles are one of many “sleeper pests”... Read More

Ash emission at Whakaari/White Island

  Whakaari/White Island has been emitting ash intermittently for several weeks and some people may have been questioning what that means.   GeoNet... Read More

Keeping critters moving in rivers

Expanding fish passage work on the Rangitaiki River to the rest of the BOP is the challenge put before Bay of Plenty regional councillors during a presentation... Read More

Potential phase out of kiwifruit spray ingredient

Public consultation is now open on an application to reassess the use of hydrogen cyanamide, an active ingredient in sprays commonly used by kiwifruit... Read More