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Microbead ban – bring it on

Posted on 17th Jan 2017 17:53 | By Anonymous Author

Seafood New Zealand wants the government ban on microbeads brought forward, says Seafood New Zealand Chief Executive Tim Pankhurst. He welcomes the announcement the Government will ban the use of microbeads in make-up and other beauty products, citing...

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The difficulty of leaving town

Posted on 15th Jan 2017 15:03 | By Anonymous Author

They’re about four months old, all fluffed up and cocksure and ready to confront the world head-on. But with nature, if things can go wrong they probably will. Add youthful bravado, distractions and confusion to the mix and they’ll certainly...

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Rare turtles cause a stir

Posted on 15th Jan 2017 14:02 | By Anonymous Author

A sighting of three leatherback turtles from the wildlife cruise boat Bay Explorer is causing a re-think about the species says skipper Brandon Stone. “It’s extremely rare and it changes a lot of theories about the species in the area as...

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Sandcastle spectacular

Posted on 15th Jan 2017 11:27 | By Cayla-Fay Saunders cayla@thesun.co.nz

A sandcastle doesn’t have to be two buckets of sand plonked on top of each other and adored with sea lettuce and a shell or two. And during summer Brett Muir definitely proved that a sandcastle can be an architectural marvel on Mount’s coastline. But...

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Bird 'senselessly' killed in Tauranga

Posted on 13th Jan 2017 06:41 | By Anonymous Author

It was a mindless act of violence and cruelty. A fluffy little white-fronted tern chick in a specially constructed nest on an old abutment on the Hairini Bridge in Tauranga has been killed by a rock deliberately thrown from the bridge. The nesting terns...

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Three weeks at sea with broken rudder

Posted on 12th Jan 2017 07:50 | By Anonymous Author

Yachtie Alan Langdon and daughter Que reportedly spent three weeks at sea in their tiny catamaran with a broken rudder. Langdon, 49, and his six-year-old daughter were originally believed to have set sail for the Bay of Islands when they left Kawhia...

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Sailing success in Coastal Classic

Posted on 29th Oct 2014 16:48 | By Anonymous Author

A number of Tauranga sailors have made the most of record breaking conditions in this year’s PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic, sailing to victory in one class and another into a new car. Taking part in the 119 nautical mile race from Devonport...

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Mushrooms may be ‘magic’ for forests

Posted on 1st Aug 2014 11:40 | By Anonymous Author

Growing truffles and saffron milk cap mushrooms in pine forests could add a valuable second income stream for forest owners. Plant and Food scientists investigating the cultivation and commercialisation saffron milk cap and Bianchetto truffle believe...

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Protecting your investment

Posted on 15th Jul 2014 15:34 | By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz

Winter is the time when many trailer boat owners think about maintenance and getting outboard motors ready for spring. The Sportcraft team from left; Roger Beachamp, Spottie Guinness, Philip Green, Graham Raubenheimer, Drew Nation, Jamie Black, Jayson...

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Tauranga Boat Expo to expand this year

Posted on 15th Jul 2014 15:30 | By Anonymous Author

The 2014 Tauranga Boat Expo and Water Festival will run from Friday 31 October to Sunday 2 November. This year’s Expo will again use the prime site of the Downtown Tauranga Strand Waterfront. Boat Expo manager Peter Gibbs says this years Boat Expo...

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Omokoroa plans winter series

Posted on 15th Jul 2014 15:26 | By Anonymous Author

The Omokoroa Boat Club is contemplating a winter series of events for the senior sailors. Judging by the last year, weather conditions are likely to range from flat, calm days with no wind to raging storms. We are hoping for fine days with gentle but...

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