Plastic spill into river investigated

A plastic spill into the Whakatane River is being investigated by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. The discharge of plastic particles into the river... Read More

Initial PFAS investigation wrapped up

Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s initial investigation into the presence of PFAS in the Whareroa area is now complete. The final test results... Read More

White Island shows short burst of activity

  Volcanologist are reminding people that Whakaari/White Island’s alert level remains at one, despite a short-lived burst of activity on... Read More

Tumbling Chinese rocket visible from BOP tonight

  The tumbling rocket body of the Tianhe Space Station should be visible from New Zealand this evening, including from the Bay of Plenty.   The... Read More

BOPDHB plans to be carbon zero by 2050

  The Bay of Plenty District Health Board have launched their new sustainability framework.   The Kaitiakitanga Framework for Environmental... Read More

Chinese rocket falling to earth, NZ in its path

A 30-metre long, 21-tonne stage of a Chinese Long March 5B rocket, with an orbit that takes it over New Zealand, is falling to Earth. The rocket was... Read More

No PFAS compounds found in drinking water

No PFAS compounds have been found in drinking water or the hangi pit soils surrounding Whareroa Maroe. Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana has... Read More

Scouts clearing out the trash

  A scout group in Mount Maunganui is taking out the trash when it comes to littering, and putting residents on notice for their fly-tipping habits.... Read More

Panel to inspire change comes to Tauranga

The first in a new series of “Good Green Gatherings” events to inspire change is being held in Tauranga next Thursday. A panel of three... Read More

Greater role for a public forestry service

A greater role for a public forestry service has been outlined by the Forestry Minister, to drive the focus on regional economic development, skills... Read More

Kiwi woman launches world female ranger day

An international elephant saving organisation led by a Kiwi is launching the first world female ranger day to help stop the annual poaching and killing... Read More

Meteor explosion witnessed in BOP

  Residents across Tauranga and the North Island are sharing their stories after spotting a bright meteor coursing through the night sky.   There... Read More

One man’s war on rubbish

  Des Watson is on a mission. A mission to keep New Zealand’s waterways clean and free of waste.   Des started his journey on January... Read More

Agencies work to improve volcanic ashfall forecast

GNS Science, MetService and the Earthquake Commission have joined forces to enhance real-time forecasting models for volcanic ashfall to help New Zealand... Read More

Weather outlook for this coming week

The Metservice have advised that a front will move up the South Island during Monday, bringing gale northwesterlies to exposed areas. A Watch is also... Read More