Bird of the Year: bat bows out, underbirds flap in

In "beaking" news, the bat has decided to bow out of the 2022 Bird of the Year competition and give the underdog birds.... or "underbirds"... Read More

LIVE: Govt releases climate change strategy

For the first time New Zealand has a long-term strategy to deal with the effects of climate change. The 200-page National Adaptation Plan shows the... Read More

Tauranga’s new Rocket Man

  A red projectile ascending at more than 400km/hr up into the dark sapphire Bay of Plenty morning sky – welcome to Tauranga Rocketry.   Mike... Read More

Sinkhole filled in, village remains closed

The steaming sinkhole which a person fell into in Rotorua has been filled in and has had steam vents installed. The incident happened at the Whakarewarewa... Read More

Harrisons Cut construction causes sand erosion

A Pāpāmoa local is alleging the removal of sandbags at Harrisons Cut has caused erosion to a main sand dune.  Construction to improve the Harrison’s... Read More

Swap your showerhead and save water

People in 150 Tauranga households will have even more reason to sing in the shower due to their new water efficient showerheads. A free showerhead exchange... Read More

Two injured at Whakarewarewa Village

Two people have been injured at Whakarewarewa The Living Māori Village in Rotorua after a geothermal hole opened up. St John paramedics were called... Read More

New legislation: NZ on path to Smokefree future

New Zealand's goal of becoming free of the devastating harm caused by tobacco has moved a step closer as the Smokefree Environments and Regulated... Read More

Plans progress for Gate Pā cultural centre

A “nationally significant” cultural centre that will tell the story of the New Zealand land wars in Tauranga is one step closer. The proposed... Read More

New funding for water fluoridation

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield has made directions under the Health Act to 14 local authorities to add fluoride to some or all of... Read More

New biosecurity measure to protect against FMD

Travellers will not be allowed to bring personal consignments of any meat products from Indonesia to New Zealand in the latest step to protect against... Read More

How do Kiwis respond to early earthquake warnings?

Would you remember to drop, cover and hold during an earthquake? Researchers recently surveyed Kiwis about their previous experiences and knowledge... Read More

Govt launches nationwide tsunami evacuation map

The Government has launched of the country's first nationwide tsunami evacuation map. “All of New Zealand’s coastline is at risk of... Read More

Culprit sought after 100-year-old tōtara poisoned

A homeowner is distraught and her neighbours fuming after a much loved 100-year-old native tree in her garden was destroyed by a “disgusting”... Read More

Dune erosion ‘just nature’s course’ - BOPRC

Pikowai resident Rodger Allan is worried there soon will not be any sand dunes left in front of his home if the Bay of Plenty Regional Council does not... Read More