Beaches

Why summer drownings are the worst in 40 years

Since December, more than 30 people have drowned in our waters.

Seeing the ocean is enough to improve our mental health, but we’re not sure why

Summer is here and heading to the beach is a big part of that. Research shows it’s also good for us to see the ocean, and…

Your fear of sharks is irrational but not your fault

More New Zealanders are injured every year by alpacas and rabbits than by sharks, according to ACC. 

Trashing our beaches: Plastic and glass found on Rangitoto

A mass garbage collection on Rangitoto is part of a nationwide beach cleanup. The coastline initiative is also telling us about what we're dumping into our…

Kawhia Hot Pools

Hot Water Beach has been dug so deep we swear you can almost see China 🇨🇳🏖 Next time you're around the beautiful Kawhia, ask a local…

Auckland's stank beaches

Thanks to some problematic sewerage systems, most of the beaches in the metropolis that is Tāmaki Makaurau are full of, well...

Awaroa - the People's Beach without any people, but for how long?

Remember when a bunch of Kiwis bought a beach? We took a trip to Awaroa, the people's beach without that many people...

Piha is breathtaking, in more ways than one

Piha: named by CNN as one of the best beaches in the world, this hive of surfing, swimming and Maui dolphins has some dark secrets too…