Thursday, March 30, 2017

Jet Ski nicked from Bay property

A Jet Ski and trailer padlocked to a concrete slab in the Bay of Plenty has been nicked by opportunistic thieves. Police say the owner last saw his Jet Ski and trailer about 6pm on Tuesday, March 28. “The Jet Ski was on the trailer, the trailer was chained... read more...

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Shark spotted at last minute

  A Papamoa swimmer almost had a run in with a shark while visiting his local beach recently. Gavin Hooper was just coming out of the water following a swim, when a man came running down the beach towards him. “He was pointing at the water behind me... read more...

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Track re-opens after slip clearance

A section of the Mauao base track was closed for a couple of days this week to enable council contractors to safely clear debris from an overhanging slip face. The slip happened some time ago, says city council parks and recreation manager Mark Smith. “We... read more...

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Formerly fouled ship allowed to return

The bulk carrier DL Marigold, which was ordered out of the Port of Tauranga on March 6 because of too much weed on its hull, has returned to complete its discharge of a cargo of palm kernel. After being ordered to put to sea the DL Marigold steamed towards Fiji... read more...

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