Saturday, May 27, 2017

Orca die in Eastern Bay stranding

Five orca are dead following a stranding in the Bay of Plenty. The Department of Conservation says four of the killer whales were already dead when it was notified about the stranding at Cape Runaway on Wednesday afternoon. While local tangata whenua managed to... read more...

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Oil spill exercise in Tauranga Harbour

More than 40 people will be involved in an oil spill exercise scheduled to take place in the Tauranga Harbour on Thursday. The exercise will involve staff from the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regional councils, Maritime New Zealand, the Department of conservation... read more...

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The case of the disappearing yacht

She’s called The Sting – is seven metres long, and she’s now been found after going missing in the weekend. Campbell Smith of Waihi Beach says his yacht has pulled her mooring, probably in the weekend’s high winds, and disappeared. “She... read more...

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A boatie’s best insurance

It’s been a successful morning for the local Coastguard, who held their MayDay fundraising event down beside the new tidal stairs on the waterfront. One of the biggest drives today was for new members, to help keep the vital volunteer service afloat. Tauranga... read more...

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Highlight

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Waves hammer Pilot Bay, yacht washes up
A yacht, around 30 feet, has washed up in Pilot Bay, as the region gets hammered by the waves. A...

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Sea challenge starts today
A sea challenge will take place at the annual Northern Area Sea Cadets regatta being held...

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Shark spotted off Papamoa shoreline
Papamoa local Joanne Burt and her family have a special friend, but it’s unlikely they’ll...

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One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish
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Mega cruise ships arrive in style
Two massive cruise ships, with a combined tonnage of almost 300,000, sailed into port this...

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Blue shark cruising Papamoa waters
A spot of fishing off Papamoa East Beach turned into shark watch for a Tauranga man and his...

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Samantha and the shark
A bronze whaler swimming quietly in the shallows of Papamoa beach was spotted by locals on...

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Bird 'senselessly' killed in Tauranga
It was a mindless act of violence and cruelty. A fluffy little white-fronted tern chick in...

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Waterfront construction on show
The Tauranga waterfront construction work is on schedule, with the build of the new pier,...

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Last cruise ships of the year
Keen ship spotters and cruise enthusiasts may have spotted two cruise ships docking in Tauranga...

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