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Orca die in Eastern Bay stranding

Posted on 25th May 2017 12:00 | By Anonymous Author

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...

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Oil spill exercise in Tauranga Harbour

Posted on 24th May 2017 14:01 | By Anonymous Author

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...

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The case of the disappearing yacht

Posted on 22nd May 2017 10:31 | By Elaine Fisher elaine@thesun.co.nz

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...

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A boatie’s best insurance

Posted on 21st May 2017 13:53 | By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

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...

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Coastguard’s Mayday on Sunday

Posted on 20th May 2017 10:30 | By Anonymous Author

A close-up look at the Coastguard vessels and the chance to learn about Tauranga Volunteer Coastguard activities from the volunteers who keep the rescue group operating is taking place at the tidal stairs on the waterfront on Sunday, May 21. It is the...

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Rena wreck to remain on reef

Posted on 19th May 2017 12:18 | By Anonymous Author

The wreck of the Rena will be permitted to remain on Otaiti/Astrolabe Reef, the Environment court has decided in an Interim Decision released this week following an earlier hearing. The appeal by Ngai Te Hapu incorporated, and Nga Potiki A Tamapahore...

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More access for Matakana

Posted on 13th Mar 2017 13:04 | By Harry Singh

Dredging of the Opureora Channel will start this April, to restore all-tide access between Omokoroa and Matakana Island.The Opureora Channel is a primary access-way for boat traffic between Matakana Island and the mainland at Omokoroa, says Bay of Plenty...

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Third time‘s the charm

Posted on 13th Mar 2017 11:50 | By Andrew Campbell

For Wil Horne and Iain Gifford Truxton is the boat they are hoping will cement a podium finish in the round North Island Race starting from Auckland on March 25.It’s their third Round North Island race, but the first in a flat-out race boat. Skipper...

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Whangamata Ocean Sports Club

Posted on 13th Mar 2017 11:37 | By Phil Keogh

Alan Young, John Corbett, Nigel Hanmore and Doug Edwards on Jojo. ClassicWhat a great tournament, apart from the lack of fish (I can’t do everything for the anglers). We had more than 500 anglers entered in 136 boats. With only two marlin weighed...

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Dive flags help avoid confusion

Posted on 13th Mar 2017 10:32 | By Anonymous Author

Here’s another good reason to fly a dive flag: as if there weren’t already enough! A well-meaning citizen called the police recently, believing he could see three people in the water at the harbour entrance. Emergency services were scrambled,...

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Stylish Monterey Sports Boats

Posted on 13th Mar 2017 09:35 | By Matt Batchelor

The Monterey 224FSC has arrived. Similar in looks to the Blackfin with its award-winning design and its futuristic cock-pit, the obvious change here was the inboard versus outboard engine configuration and the spacious and luxurious cuddy cabin instead...

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