Saturday, November 18, 2017
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More trout for anglers

Posted on 18th Nov 2017 11:00 | By Anonymous Author

Bay of Plenty anglers will soon have a few hundred more trout to target on their back doorstep. Fish and Game officers have released 700 trout into Lake McLaren and the Ruahihi Canal. Fish and Game Officer Lloyd Gledhill says the release of 500 rainbow...

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Comedy delivery on serious message

Posted on 18th Nov 2017 09:42 | By Anonymous Author

Move over Air New Zealand, the Big Angry Fish Boys Milan and Nathan have made their own ‘BIG’ safety video in time for the busy summer boating season. The light-hearted video follows the familiar inflight safety format, but has a serious...

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Under harbour reamer obstructed

Posted on 17th Nov 2017 09:41 | By Anonymous Author

Under harbour obstructions have delayed the last phase of the $99m Southern Pipeline project, and contractor Brian Perry Civil is now expected to continue into the New Year. “The contractor is working hard to complete the last drilling phase before...

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Floating waterpark for The Strand

Posted on 12th Nov 2017 15:28 | By Anonymous Author

UPDATED: 13/11. The country’s largest water park is expected to be in operation off The Strand in Tauranga from Boxing Day, bringing a colourful floating water toy to the central city. The initiative of Dialled Indoor at the Mount, the waterpark...

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Burling’s mid-ocean mail call

Posted on 12th Nov 2017 12:27 | By Anonymous Author

Peter Burling’s crewmates had to tell him he’s won World Sailor of the Year, again – this time while he was on the mainsheet on board Team Brunel in the Volvo Ocean Race. The Tauranga sailor and successful Team New Zealand helmsman...

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Tauranga shortlisted for America's Cup

Posted on 9th Nov 2017 16:57 | By Andrew Campbell Author

A trio from Emirates Team New Zealand visited Tauranga this week assessing the harbour and vicinity for the America’s Cup challenger series and the America’s Cup. “This was to be a top secret visit but by the time they got here yesterday...

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Awanui joins the Regional Council fleet

Posted on 19th Sep 2017 12:20 | By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz

The reason for the recent arrival of the regional council’s multi role workboat Awanui in Tauranga can be laid squarely at the feet of the Great Mobil Oil Spill of Anzac weekend 2015. An estimated 1500 litres of heavy fuel oil spilled into the...

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The Anaweka waka: clues to our origins

Posted on 19th Sep 2017 12:17 | By Geoff Collins

For any kiwi, travelling on the big OE, a point of difference that hits us all, is the extensive history evident in the ruins, and structures which adorn Europe and the British Isles. Indeed, we are known as “the youngest country in the world”....

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Home launch for Waihi proa

Posted on 19th Sep 2017 12:16 | By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz

The foam sandwich proa built with the help of Derek Kelsall near Waihi has been launched in Saipan with all due ceremony. The project is hoped to spark the creation of more of the traditional boats which were an eye opener for the first Europeans who...

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Conditions perfect for Bluefin fishing

Posted on 19th Sep 2017 12:12 | By Bo Beaufill

Hundreds of boats full of keen fishermen gathered in Waihau Bay to join in the successful Bluefin fishing during 2017’s migration in July. Every year, Bluefin tuna migrate past the East Coast, passing through the Bay of Plenty. However, they often...

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Lifejacket message in conviction

Posted on 19th Sep 2017 12:10 | By Anonymous Author

A skipper whose passenger drowned in a bar crossing accident has been convicted of manslaughter for not ensuring his friend was wearing a lifejacket. Teiron Jones, 60 of Waitara, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Hamilton man Mr Erka Xu, 52, on the...

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