If in doubt, stay out

Surf Life Saving New Zealand is advising people to plan ahead when visiting the beach as they prepare to end their patrol season. Some patrols across... Read More

Whales by satellite

Whale watchers can now follow the summer travels of six New Zealand southern right whales online, thanks to scientists successfully attaching satellite... Read More

Siren set-up delayed

Previous plans to install new sirens from Papamoa to Omanu have been delayed, with the impact of Covid-19 attributed  as the main factor. However,... Read More

Keeping sea life safe

‘We are guests on the water’ is the message the Department of Conservation would like to remind boaties, as hot-spots remain busy. DOC say... Read More

Swapping between fresh and salt

I wonder how many fishers use the same techniques across sea fishing and  freshwater angling? Or do most have two separate collections of equipment... Read More

Boobops feature in new film

The Bay of Plenty’s heralded Boobops Dragon Boat Club star in a new documentary that has aired in cinemas across  the country. The Pinkies... Read More

Sunfish discoveries

Australian and New Zealand scientists have, for the first time, successfully identified the tiny larva of the giant bump-head Sunfish (Mola alexandrini). Led... Read More

Population positive

Total biomass within the Leigh Marine Reserve is five times higher than it was 40 years ago when the Reserve was first established, a study shows. University... Read More

Events a plenty

The Mount Maunganui Yacht Club Summer programme has seen some outstanding sailing conditions, along with well attended social events. The Triple Series... Read More

The secret lives of eels

It’s 10pm and NIWA trucks are driving along Thornton beach towards the Rangitaiki river mouth, a 10 minute drive west of Whakatane. At 10:30pm... Read More