Power outage as weather system moves eastwards

PowerCo is reporting power cuts in Maketu, Pongakawa, Te Puna and the Lower Kaimai area. A power outage in Pongakawa which occurred at 11.56pm is... Read More

Alternative system would change Motiti’s fate

  LegaSea are proposing an overhaul of New Zealand’s fisheries system, which could see the end of ‘no take’ fishing zones.   The... Read More

Rain and wind watch issued for Sunday night

A Heavy Rain Watch has been issued by the MetService for the Bay Of Plenty, Rotorua, and Gisborne area north of Ruatoria for Sunday night “Northeast... Read More

Love your water with tree planting

Charity Sustainable Coastlines has just kicked off its winter tree planting tour, providing critical support for freshwater quality while helping to... Read More

Good Neighbour wins TECT Sustainable Future Award

Good Neighbour has been announced as the winner in the Sustainable Future category in the TECT Community Awards. The charity is well known in the region... Read More

Kiwi confirmed in Coromandel reserve

Conservation groups on the central east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula are marking a major success, with confirmation of a population kiwi in the... Read More

‘Mushroom plume’ near Motiti concerning residents

A white mushroom shaped plume in the ocean near Otaiti Reef is concerning residents of Motiti Island, who fear it is pollution from the Rena Wreck. Motiti... Read More

Soft plastic recycling returns to the BOP

To mark the start of Plastic Free July, the Packaging Forum’s Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme has announced the recycling service will soon be returning... Read More

Awards calling for biosecurity champions

Northland iwi turning the tide on dwindling kiwi populations and city slickers-turned-predator trappers preserving local reserves are just some of the... Read More

No fires allowed within 100m of neighbouring house

No properties, urban or rural, can light a fire within 100m of the neighbouring dwelling house. This is the new outdoor burning rule announced by the... Read More

Tauranga company wins bus building contract

A Tauranga bus company is set to increase its workload substantially following the signing of a contract which will see more electric buses take to the... Read More

Thunderstorm slams through Tauranga

The weather blast that ploughed its way across Papamoa just before noon today causing mayhem and property damage, also threw itself at other suburbs.... Read More

First Iwi-led Predator Free 2050 project announced

  Te Runanga o Ngati Awa has welcomed the announcement and funding of its Korehaha Whakahau predator eradication project.   Funding was... Read More

Mt Maunganui recycling plant receives funding

  Goodwood, a Mount Maunganui-based wood waste recycling plant will be receiving further Government funding, it was announced today.   An... Read More

4.9M quake near Rotorua

A light earthquake has rattled the central North Island about 8.40am today. Geonet says the 4.9 magnitude earthquake happened at a depth of 107km and... Read More