Summer fruit growers support industry funding

New Zealand’s commercial summer fruit growers have voted in support of continuing the levy they pay for industry funding for biosecurity, crop... Read More

White Island volcanic activity increases

White Island's volcanic alert level has been raised to 2 as activity increases at the Bay of Plenty volcano. GeoNet says volcanic unrest continues... Read More

Changeable week behind us but another ahead

MetService New Zealand is predicting another changeable week ahead. “A series of fronts brought heavy rain and strong winds to parts of the country... Read More

It‘s Get Outdoors Week

Getting outdoors is easy if you know how. This is the message that the NZ Mountain Safety Council are bringing for the Get Outdoors Week which starts... Read More

Helicopter rescue prompts Police safety plea

The rescue of two trampers this week has prompted Police to issue a reminder about being better prepared. “As the weather improves many people... Read More

A summer of events for the dogs

There are two days of events just for the dogs, coming up next weekend. The Te Puna Quarry Dog Walk will be held next Saturday, followed by the Mud... Read More

Feedback on rules for earthworks near kauri trees

The Thames-Coromandel District Council is now taking feedback on proposed new rules to manage earthworks near kauri trees in urban zones of the district,... Read More

Fine in the Bay, heavy rain further south

While the weather forecast is for a mainly fine day for the Bay of Plenty, the MetService has issued a severe weather watch for other parts of the country.... Read More

A timely rubbish reminder

There’s a chunk of plastic from a child’s bucket and spade, plastic fireworks components, plastic wrappers, plastic ties and a bit of plastic... Read More

Red moon delights star gazers

Sky gazers have been treated to an exceptionally red moon because of dust in the atmosphere from the Australian bush fires. Tauranga Astronomical Society... Read More

Resource management reform options released

A panel undertaking a comprehensive review of the Resource Management Act is asking for feedback to inform its final report. In July the Government... Read More

Track opening a real milestone

Last Sunday marked the proud culmination of years of hard work by a very special team with the opening of a new walkway in the Kaimai Mamaku State Forest... Read More

Illegally dumped rubbish frustrating council

  A Bay of Plenty Council is disappointed with the illegal dumping taking place in its town. Photos posted on the Whakatane District Council’s... Read More

Increased fire risk with hotter summer expected

  Fire and Emergency New Zealand is warning people to prepare for an increased risk of fires starting and spreading over summer.   But,... Read More

Land used for Defence facility gifted back to iwi

Land used by the New Zealand Defence Force to provide valuable support to ships during the Second World War has been vested back to Ngāti Rangi, a central... Read More