Water search after boat spotted drifting

A water rescue is currently underway in the Western Bay of Plenty tonight. A police spokesperson says they received reports of a dinghy sailing off... Read More

4.0 M quake near Rotorua felt by many

A 4.0 Magnitude earthquake near Rotorua on Sunday afternoon was felt by many people in the region. Geonet reported that the earthquake struck at 4.29pm,... Read More

Settled weather conditions ahead this week

Towards the end of last week, the broad ridge of high pressure which brought cold nights and frosts over much of Aotearoa began moving eastwards. “A... Read More

Investment in GPS technology will help save lives

Funding has been announced for a satellite-based augmentation system – SBAS – which Government says will help save lives and drive innovation. The... Read More

Historic silver for Tauranga kayaker Luuka Jones

Tauranga kayaker Luuka Jones has created yet more history with her first-ever podium finish at an ICF canoe slalom World Cup in Slovakia overnight. The... Read More

Police joint operation keeps Papamoa beach legal

In his haste to evade Police on Saturday, a quad bike owner left his fishing gear behind on Papamoa Beach. “He tried to give us the slip through... Read More

Food poisoning warning over Coromandel mussels

A warning has been issued after a spate of food poisoning from commercially grown Coromandel mussels. “The majority of people who have become... Read More

ExportNZ Bay of Plenty Awards winners announced

A tour operator with our national game at heart; an innovative agri-tech company; a General Manager of Sales and Marketing for an organic spice exporter;... Read More

Kiwi kayaking teen makes World Cup semi

Auckland schoolgirl Hannah Thomas booked a spot in her first ICF World Cup canoe slalom semifinal after finishing ninth in the repechage in Slovakia... Read More

Council to decide on Kulim Park funding

Elected Members will decide on Thursday, June 27 whether to approve an additional $1m in the 2019/2020 Annual Plan for the Kulim Park redevelopment. On... Read More

25 years of coast care work in the Bay

Coast Care Bay of Plenty has shared on their Facebook page images showcasing the before, during, and after of coast care work on beaches in the Bay.... Read More

Drama at sea as Coastguards rescue stricken vessel

The Tauranga, Maketu and Whakatane Coastguard units have been involved in a difficult rescue of a stricken 16 metre vessel and its occupants tonight... Read More

Boat sinking prompts warning from police

A boat sinking in Wellington is being used as a warning for boaties nationwide to always carrying lifejackets. The message comes from police after a... Read More

Sailors abandon yacht, rescued from life raft

Four sailors have been rescued from their life raft this afternoon having had to abandon their yacht 'the Squander' 90 kilometres East North... Read More

Update: No Tsunami Threat to New Zealand

11.50am Update: The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management - MCDEM advise that there is no tsunami threat to NZ following the magnitude... Read More