New buoy to be installed off Bowentown

In the next couple of weeks a new wave buoy will be installed by Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s maritime team off Bowentown. “The buoy... Read More

Sirens sounding due to systems fault

Update 10.23pm: Civil Defence have sent out a text alert this evening to notify the public that the sirens sounding earlier were due to a fault and that... Read More

Public safety concerns due to cyclone swell

Surf Life Saving NZ is urging beachgoers to be extra vigilant next week if they are visiting the East Coast. Due to the low-pressure systems in the... Read More

A sunrise paddle to start the New Year and decade

It was the early hours of New Year’s Day. On the last day of the year I’d been working until well after midnight so was planning a sleep... Read More

Van catches on fire at port

A van at the Port of Tauranga caught on fire this afternoon and was quickly extinguished by fire fighters. The van reportedly caught fire around 12.45pm. ... Read More

Beware dangerous beach swells from ex-cyclone

Weatherwatch advises that Cyclone Tino which is heading towards Tonga today will churn up some New Zealand beaches early this week. “Tropical... Read More

Public east coast beach safety concerns

Surf Life Saving NZ is urging beach goers to be extra vigilant next week if they are visiting the East Coast. Due to the low pressure systems in the... Read More

Brandon Stone and the Bay Explorer

It was skipper Brandon Stone’s tip to a passenger enjoying a trip out with him on his boat ‘Bay Explorer’ that resulted in the overjoyed... Read More

Aiming for zero

“Be proactive, not reactive.” That’s the motto for surf lifesaving clubs across Tauranga and members are making it their mission to... Read More

Planning to pop a manu?

  Spend half a summer day on the Tauranga waterfront and you’ll be treated to every bomb technique possible. If you're planning to... Read More

Fishery officers stop illegal snapper sales

  Fisheries officers have stopped a group of commercial fishers in the Thames area who were allegedly under-reporting catches and unlawfully supplying... Read More

New Champions Crowned At National Surfing Champs

Two new National Champions have ushered in the decade at the Health 2000 National Surfing Championships completed in Dunedin yesterday with Elliot... Read More

Boats stolen from Rotorua and Tauranga

Police have published the details on their website of boats stolen during November and December. A boat was stolen from Tauranga in November, and one... Read More

Orcas spotted in Tauranga Harbour

A pod of orcas have been spotted in the Tauranga Harbour. A Mount Maunganui resident was out on their morning walk when they encountered five orcas... Read More

NZ skies turn orange as Australia smoke arrives

WeatherWatch report that another unprecedented plume of smoke from Australia is crossing New Zealand. This time it is passing over Auckland and the... Read More