Thousands to drop, cover, hold this Thursday

Thousands to drop, cover, hold this Thursday

This Thursday (17 October) at 1:30pm thousands of people across the Bay of Plenty will be ducking under desks and doorways to practice their Drop, Cover and Hold. So far, almost 50,000 Bay of Plenty locals have signed up to take part in the national earthquake drill...
Summer looks brighter after funding announcements

Summer looks brighter after funding announcements

The Whakatāne community will benefit from two funding announcements made last week that will see a boost to responsible camping services and new community barbeque installed in time for summer.  Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has approved...
October is KIWI MONTH!!!

October is KIWI MONTH!!!

As if you didn’t know?!!  Well, this is just a wee reminder about what we have planned to celebrate Kiwi Month and how you can get involved.  So, please grab a pen and mark these dates in your calendar (or put them in your phone if you’re that clever!). ...
Climate change comes at a cost for iconic pāua

Climate change comes at a cost for iconic pāua

The pāua, New Zealand’s most famous shellfish, lauded globally for its iconic multi-coloured shell, is under threat with climate change, new research reveals. Increased seawater temperatures and ocean acidification resulting in lower pH levels will affect the...
Opening day report 2019 – Rotorua lakes

Opening day report 2019 – Rotorua lakes

The opening day of the new trout fishing season kicked-off on Tuesday with a bang for hundreds of enthusiastic fishers. Lakes Rotoiti, Tarawera and Okataina at Rotorua all opened to fishing at 5.00am, an event eagerly awaited by locals and many out-of-town visitors...