SAAB 340 coming to Whakatane

SAAB 340 coming to Whakatane

Plans to introduce the larger Air Chathams SAAB 340 to Whakatāne have come to fruition with the first flights beginning on the 29th of November.  With demand continuing to grow for air travel to and from the region, the SAAB can cater for up to 34 passengers,...
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...
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...