Rip warning for beach goers this summer

With summer officially underway in New Zealand, people are being warned of the potential dangers of rips. Surf Lifeguards want to make sure every Kiwi... Read More

Dynamic compaction vital piece of harbour work

  Work is continuing to progress on the Opotiki Harbour entrance.   Locals may have heard a distant thumping sound or seen a very large... Read More

Josh Junior named Sailor of the Year

Josh Junior created history when he became the first Kiwi to win the Finn Gold Cup (world championships) and it was further recognised on Friday night... Read More

Whitebait numbers wavering

  Habitat loss, pollution, introduced fish species and fishing pressure has led to some whitebait species being at risk or threatened.   Tauranga... Read More

Tauranga facility to harness seaweed’s potential

A brand-new aquaculture facility is now operating in Tauranga thanks to a $13 million algal biotechnology research project. The funding from the project... Read More

Mount swimmer‘s close encounter with big shark

A Mount Maunganui ocean swimmer has ticked another epic marine encounter off his bucket list after getting up close and personal with an eight-foot... Read More

Marine heatwave conditions forming: NIWA

NIWA forecasters say a marine heatwave is forming around parts of New Zealand after sea surface temperatures warmed considerably last month. Meteorologist... Read More

Dolphins spotted near Welcome Bay

Dozens of dolphins have been spotted in Tauranga Harbour this morning. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says there were heaps of dolphins swimming... Read More

Search for missing Papamoa surfer suspended

  The search for what was believed to be a missing surfer at Papamoa has been suspended unless Police receive further information that might... Read More

Search continues for missing surfer at Papamoa

Police are appealing for any information about a man who was last seen surfing off Papamoa Beach on Saturday night. A member of the public called police... Read More

Whakaari/White Island alert level rises to Level 2

  The Volcanic Alert Level for Whakaari/White Island has been raised to Level 2.   New observations this week show small amounts of volcanic... Read More

What’s on – fun with science, ship tour, markets

  Good morning and welcome to Saturday. Kia ora. Kia ngahau me o whanau me o hoa.   There is a mainly fine day ahead with some morning cloud.... Read More

Chance find leads to first look at coral larvae

Small orange flecks spotted floating around in a respiration chamber at a NIWA laboratory have led to a discovery about the spawning habits of a deep-sea... Read More

Hundreds of trout to be released into Lake McLaren

If you’ve ever wondered how the trout get into Lake McLaren, you can see it for yourself on Saturday. Fish and Game Eastern Region are doing their... Read More

Search to resume on Monday for missing swimmer

The search for a missing swimmer near Mount Maunganui will resume at the break of dawn on Monday. The man failed to return to shore just after 10am... Read More