Marine

Enhancing NZ fishery management

New Zealand fisheries’ Quota Management System is being presented as an international example by a prominent US-based conservation group.   Thelong established Nature Conservancy, one of the world’s largest conservation organisations...... Read More

Body of missing diver found

The Police National Dive Squad has this evening recovered the body of the diver who was reported missing off the coast of Makara, in Wellington. The man’s family have been notified and are requesting privacy at this time. "Police would like...... Read More

NZ Air Force joins search for missing Kiribati fishermen

The New Zealand Air Force has joined a search for three missing Kiribati fishermen who have been missing in the Pacific Ocean for more than five days. The men, aged 25, 27 and 30 years old, were last seen leaving Betio Island, the largest town of South...... Read More

International yachts face biosecurity checks

International yachts arriving in Northland this summer will face additional biosecurity checks by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). MPI is teaming up with New Zealand Customs and the NZDF focusing on...... Read More

Whale-saving invention ready for summer

A woman who witnessed a whale stranding on Farewell Spit has developed an invention with her husband that aims to help save the lives of struggling whales. For Deb Ward the sound of stranded whales struggling to survive was part of growing up beside...... Read More

Tauranga shortlisted for America’s Cup

A trio from Emirates Team New Zealand visited Tauranga this week assessing the harbour and vicinity for the America's Cup challenger series and the America's Cup. “This was to be a top secret visit but by the time they got here yesterday...... Read More

Shellfish biotoxin alert for North Island

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) have extended the public health warning advising people not to collect or consume shellfish harvested from parts of the North Island's West Coast. The warning is in place for the Taranaki/Waikato/Auckland...... Read More

Ports of Auckland’s disappearing container crane

This week is the beginning of the end for Ports of Auckland’s oldest container crane. ‘D’ crane has been on the port since 1991, but its days moving containers are over. It is now being taken down piece by piece. Since 2011, Ports...... Read More

Marine pest too widespread to eradicate

Authorities have decided an infestation of the marine pest Undaria pinnatifida in Fiordland's Breaksea Sound is too widespread and developed to completely eradicate. Environment Southland will be consulting affected stakeholders next week on the...... Read More

Southern seas warming faster than northern NZ

Three of the longest-running sea temperature records in the Southern Hemisphere have been analysed by scientists and show that while coastal waters near Auckland are not getting any warmer, southern New Zealand and Tasmania are. Scientists have long...... Read More