Kerbside collections gaining momentum

­ After a month of kerbside rubbish and recycling collection service, great progress is being made across the Western Bay to divert waste from landfill. More... Read More

Maleme St Transfer Station to close to the public

  The Maleme Street Transfer Station in Tauranga will close to the public today.   The station has been poised to close for a few months... Read More

Thousands feel ‘light’ early morning 5.1 quake

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake that struck the central North Island was classified as 'light' because it registered at a depth of 160km. The quake... Read More

A kilometre of plastic saved from landfill

Small changes can add up to larger, collective action and Ōpōtiki Library has been considering its own plastic footprint over recent years. This Plastic... Read More

Bikepacking drama to screen in Tauranga

The Big Bike Film Night ‘Feature Series’ will be hosting a screening of the inspiring bikepacking feature length documentary ‘South’... Read More

Civil Defence assessing tsunami risk from US quake

Civil Defence is not expecting any coastal inundation in New Zealand from the massive magnitude 8.1 earthquake in the Alaska Peninsula this evening,... Read More

Largest NZ flood flow on record

Flood flows on the Buller River this month were the largest of any river in New Zealand in almost 100 years, NIWA measurements show. NIWA hydrodynamics... Read More

Audit of Whakatane recycling bins disappointing

A wig, rotten food, a full butane canister, skin cream, pill packets, broken glass and tampon applicators. None of these items are recyclable yet they... Read More

Whakaari/White Island‘s alert level raised

Whakaari/White Island has gone up to alert level 2, with signs of very hot gases coming from the island. In a statement, vulcanologist Yannik Behr says... Read More

Moon’s full glory captured on camera

  Orange, bright and spectacular are just some of the words being used to describe Saturday’s full moon.   The full moon of July is... Read More

Radio tags future-proof Tauranga bins

  Both Tauranga City Council and Western Bay of Plenty District Council suggest the fitting of bins with radio frequency technology has future-proofed... Read More

Increased heat flow observed at Whakaari/White Is

  Increased heat flow confirms there is ongoing volcanic unrest at Whakaari/White Island, reports GeoNet.   An observation and thermal infrared... Read More

Impact of wild pigs greater than a million cars

By uprooting carbon trapped in soil, wild pigs are releasing around 4.9 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide annually across the globe, the equivalent... Read More

Risk of water restrictions eased in BOP

While water restrictions are being eased in the Bay of Plenty, residents are being warned to be prepared future issued heading into summer. Toi Moana... Read More

‘Backpacking’ hedgehogs take permanent staycation

New University of Otago research has been examining how alpine-based hedgehogs hibernate from a different perspective – their backs. Dr Nick Foster... Read More