Lava visible on Whakaari/White Island

Lava is now visible on the surface of Whakaari/White Island, but the likelihood of an eruption there has not increased, GNS Science says. GNS Science... Read More

BOP pet food company facing air charges

  A Bay of Plenty pet food company is facing charges of discharging contaminants into the air.   The Ziwi factory is in Boeing Place Mount... Read More

Have your say on the Coromandel coast survey

People are being invited to have their say about the Coromandel coastline in the newest Coromandel Coast Survey. The survey includes questions about... Read More

It’s time to care about the insects

While reports last year on insect decline calling the situation an ‘insect apocalypse’ have been widely criticised for their methods, Dr... Read More

A sunrise paddle to start the New Year and decade

It was the early hours of New Year’s Day. On the last day of the year I’d been working until well after midnight so was planning a sleep... Read More

Beware dangerous beach swells from ex-cyclone

Weatherwatch advises that Cyclone Tino which is heading towards Tonga today will churn up some New Zealand beaches early this week. “Tropical... Read More

American university group aids conservation effort

A values-driven tourism group from the University of Delaware got stuck into Bay of Plenty conservation efforts this week. The American university group... Read More

Gas and steam continue to vent from White Island

Whakaari/White Island remains in an elevated state of unrest. Very hot gas and steam continues to discharge from vents created by the eruption on December... Read More

Total watering ban Waihi and Waikino

A total watering ban is now in place in Waihi and Waikino "River levels in Waihi and Waikino are low and we need to save water now," says... Read More

Police tried to recover body from water

  Police have confirmed they unsuccessfully tried to recover a body from the water off Whakaari/White Island two days after the eruption.   The... Read More

Plans to protect the future of whitebaiting

With several native whitebait species in decline, the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage has released proposals to standardise and improve management... Read More

Minor volcanic unrest at Mt Ruapehu

Minor volcanic unrest is continuing to be monitored by GNS scientists. Over the last 5-6 months, measurements of Mt Ruapehu’s Crater Lake (Te... Read More

Thousands appeal for koalas to be introduced to NZ

More than 3500 people have signed a petition calling for koalas to be introduced to New Zealand in the wake of devastating wildfires in Australia, but... Read More

Koekoeā make long-awaited return to Rotorua forest

A large native bird with very particular nesting habits has begun returning to Dansey Scenic Reserve near Rotorua after a seven-year pest control effort. Rotorua... Read More

Our glowing orange ‘Wolf’ Moon

On Saturday night, Dave Greig, who is the president of the Tauranga Astronomical Society, headed up to the Minden Lookout at Te Puna to see if he could... Read More