Supermoon captured on camera in Western Bay

Bright, large and full of colour is how some people would be inclined to describe last night’s supermoon. The moon marked the autumn equinox,... Read More

March equinox and a super moon

  It has come that time of year when New Zealand is slowly sliding into the autumn season.   The mornings are darker and the temperatures... Read More

Week long battle against wasp nest

A pest controller with 30 years experience has described his battle against a wasp nest the size of a car - home to at least a million of the aggressive... Read More

Te Puke garden peanut project ruined

An unpleasant surprised greeted the Te Puke Community Garden staff when they discovered their peanut crop has been stripped. The crop had been planted... Read More

New boat cleaning rules to reduce marine pests

New boat cleaning rules could be introduced in a bid to stop the spread of marine pests in coastal waters around the upper North Island. Northland Council... Read More

Have your say - climate change, rescue & transport

Climate change, passenger transport and rescue services funding are on Regional Council’s radar. Bay of Plenty residents will be asked to provide... Read More

What’s on - St Pat’s Day, sprints and vigil

Kia ora and morena Sunners, and welcome to your Sunday. It's a day for reflection either alone or with others, reaching out to those around us and... Read More

Andy Belcher - Legendary versatile photographer

I was having a coffee at Grindz with Andy Belcher recently, and we browsed through his book of over 200 photographs. Girls in red cat suits on the... Read More

Tauranga students protest for climate change

Children and young adults gathered in Mount Maunganui’s new urban space Te Papa O Nga Manu Porotakataka on Friday to protest and raise awareness... Read More

Students to protest climate change in Red Square

  Tauranga students will join thousands of others around New Zealand in a protest against climate change today.   Students will be gathering... Read More

A cluster of quakes hit the Bay of Plenty

A cluster of earthquakes have been detected in the Bay of Plenty region this morning. GeoNet have reported on their website and social media, that... Read More

Giant wasp nest left on tree in BOP

An exterminator says they decided not to remove a giant German wasp nest to avoid a huge amount of insecticide falling into a Bay of Plenty stream. The... Read More

Yacht runs aground at Anarake Point

There is likely to be very little impact to the environment from a yacht leaking fuel after running aground at Anarake Point, on the east coast of the... Read More

Dry spell giving farmers grief in BOP

Farmers across the country are being warned to make calls on feed planning, milking frequency and drying off due to the dry weather. DairyNZ Farm Performance... Read More

Flying start for Pest-free Te Puna

Te Puna’s pest free programme got off to a flying start on Saturday March 2, with more than 100 people attending and all 78 traps given out –... Read More