BOP offers Kiwi’s sunniest spot in the world

  Bay of Plenty residents need not travel far to visit the sunniest place in the world this winter.   That is according to a tongue-in-cheek... Read More

Drone project to aid protection of Maui dolphin

The Government is backing a new project to use drone technology to transform our understanding and protection of the Maui dolphin, New Zealand’s... Read More

Controversial phosphate rock shipment arriving

The latest in a controversial shipment of phosphate rock from Western Sahara is set to arrive in Tauranga this weekend.   The IVS Phoenix is scheduled... Read More

Council issues toxic algae warning in BOP

Bay of Plenty Regional Council are warning the public to steer clear of benthic cyanobacteria, more commonly known as blue-green algae. They can produce... Read More

Tauranga climate change network to launch

A new network to assist people in working together on engaging with Bay of Plenty climate change challenges is coming to Tauranga. The launch of Baychange,... Read More

Warning not to release pets into the wild

Bay of Plenty Regional Council are warning pet owners not to release any unwanted pets into the wild. This comes after footage emerged of an Eastern... Read More

Mount pet food company fined $130,000

Pet food manufacturer, Ziwi Limited, has been fined $66,000 for discharges of odour, and $64,000 for discharges of process wastewater from its pet food... Read More

Scientists researching earthquake risk

New research is aiming to ascertain the earthquake risk posed by a recently discovered Waikato fault. Thanks to improved aerial mapping tools, scientists... Read More

DOC ranger set to retire after 37 years

After 37 years with the Department of Conservation, Waikato Ranger Chris Annandale is into his last summer with the organisation. Chris Annandale will... Read More

Rotorua’s lakes are on the mend

A freshwater enthusiast in Romania has studied decades of data on Rotorua’s lakes and found water quality is on an upward trajectory, with Lake... Read More

New rules for flood protection and drains

If you live, work or use the land around a stopbank or other flood defence and drainage asset in the Bay of Plenty, you may need to check out the new... Read More

Get cycle savvy this month

February is a great month to get on your bike and explore the historic and scenic rides of Tauranga.    Before setting off, learning some... Read More

Minor steam explosions on Whakaari/White Island

A series of short-lived, low-energy steam explosions occurred on Whakaari/White Island today following a small increase in volcanic tremor levels. The... Read More

Papamoa frog invasion

Over the last few week, Papamoa residents have been receiving late night visitors and hearing what sounds like dirt bikes roaring around a small track... Read More

DOC‘s warning for dog owners

  Four dogs have been destroyed following separate attacks on protected species around the country.   The Department of Conservation, enforcing... Read More