Move to rid Papamoa waterways of weeds

Ministry for Primary Industries is working with the Tauranga City Council and Bay of Plenty Regional Council to contain and eradicate an infestation of the aggressive aquatic weed Salvinia molesta in the Wairakei Stream in Papamoa. Salvinia...... Read More

Six rescued from sinking yacht

Six people have been rescued from the Mokohinau Islands after a yacht sank early this morning.  Police were called at around 5am following reports a 30 foot catamaran had struck rocks. Six people on board managed to get into a tender and make...... Read More

Offshore observatories recording largest fault

Two world-class subseafloor observatories are now operating at the northern Hikurangi subduction zone where the Pacific Plate dives beneath the North Island, thanks to an international team of earth scientists and engineers. The observatories were...... Read More

Poacher pays ‘high price’ for trout

Trout poached from Fish & Game’s Ngongotaha hatchery were “anything but a free feed” for a Rotorua teenager, who has paid dearly for his catch. Duncan Scowen, 19, pleaded guilty in the Rotorua District Court to charges of fishing...... Read More

Fish friendly guidelines landed

Freshwater fish will have a better chance of survival under guidelines launched today, says Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage today. “Some freshwater fish need to be able to move freely between lakes, rivers, streams and the ocean in order...... Read More

Whitebaiter nets fine for regulations breach

A Porangahau man has been prosecuted by the Department of Conservation for two breaches of the Whitebait Fishing Regulations. DOC became aware of the offending on August 19 2017 after New Zealand Police were tipped off by a frustrated member of...... Read More

New rules to stop dirty vessels entering NZ

MPI has released guidance on how international vessels can comply with strict new biofouling rules. Next month, New Zealand will become the first country in the world to introduce a nationwide standard for biofouling. From 15 May, all commercial...... Read More

Caution advised for Mount swimming spot

Pilot Bay is among the popular Western Bay of Plenty swimming spots that swimmers are either advised to visit with caution or avoid. Land, Air, Water Aotearoa has compiled a map of swimming spots across the country, using available data to determine...... Read More

Caughey braces for SuperBoat Grand Finale

Spectators to the MouthFresh SuperBoats class at the Altherm Window Systems Jetsprint Championship final round in New Plymouth, will be treated to some explosive performance when the top SuperBoats hit the track today. The methanol-snorting...... Read More

Junior Black Fins named

Surf Life Saving New Zealand has announced a team of 12 Youth athletes who will represent New Zealand at the 2018 Lifesaving World Championships. Known as the Junior Black Fins, the team consists of 12 athletes; six male and six female. Held every...... Read More