Moturiki closed due to sea swells

Access to Moturiki, often known as Leisure Island, has been closed on Sunday afternoon due to significant sea swells and the high incoming tide. "This... Read More

Cyclone Cody expected to stay clear of NZ

MetService meteorologists advise that the risk of heavy rain has diminished as Cyclone Cody looks to track east of New Zealand. However, the risk of... Read More

Damage to boats at North Island marinas overnight

A tsunami surge hit Tutukaka Marina in Northland about 9.30pm on Saturday, causing a number of boats to sink and several others to break free from their... Read More

Mauao base track closed until Monday

Mauao base track will be closed today. Tauranga City Council released a statement on Sunday morning to say the Mauao base track is now closed as a precaution,... Read More

Tonga: More eruptions expected by NZ scientists

NZ science experts say that there will probably be ash fallout from the volcanic eruption in Tonga which will impact on locals, and there could be more... Read More

NEMA warning extended to West Coast

9.45am update: New Zealand’s National Emergency Management Agency – NEMA has extended the warning to stay off NZ beaches and shore areas... Read More

Volcano sends out pressure wave recorded in NZ

A pressure surge from the latest eruption of the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai volcano in Tonga has been observed by New Zealand weather stations across... Read More

Boating safety message amid water user uptick

  Bay of Plenty Regional Council are reminding boaties to adhere to the five knot rule amid a rise in the number of new boat and jet ski users... Read More

Cyclone Cody: dangerous sea condition warning

This summer has already seen horrific drowning statistics around the country, with several serious incidents and fatalities occurring at East Coast beaches. With... Read More

Man arrested during illegal pāua sales probe

Fishery officers have arrested a man for obstruction while investigating the alleged illegal sale of pāua via social media. "In the days prior... Read More

Person died following water incident near Te Kaha

A person has died following a water incident near Te Kaha. Police received a report that a person may have been in trouble in the sea near State Highway... Read More

Tuna Fishing Company fined $6500

The Tuna Fishing Company Limited has been fined $6,500 for operating a vessel commercially before its certificate of survey was issued. The Judge also... Read More

No cruises but passenger ship returns to Tauranga

Passenger vessels arriving at Mount Maunganui and Tauranga have become a rarity in the post-pandemic era but one such ship will be hitching up in the... Read More

Eco-packaging for seafood industry

A new project will help accelerate the production of a compostable and biodegradable alternative to polystyrene packaging used in the seafood industry. The... Read More

Rip warning after tragic week on Mount beaches

New Zealand’s deadly summer on the water came to Mount Maunganui last week with three separate serious water incidents, including a fatality, occurring... Read More