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Jet Ski nicked from Bay property

Posted on 30th Mar 2017 14:48 | By Anonymous Author

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...

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Shark spotted at last minute

Posted on 30th Mar 2017 10:24 | By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

  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...

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Track re-opens after slip clearance

Posted on 30th Mar 2017 08:38 | By Anonymous Author

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...

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Formerly fouled ship allowed to return

Posted on 29th Mar 2017 12:17 | By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz

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...

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Dislodging contiki leads to sea rescue

Posted on 29th Mar 2017 10:21 | By Anonymous Author

Two men who went to dislodge a stuck contiki needed to be rescued when they took an unscheduled dip in the Firth of Thames. A water rescue operation was launched when a park ranger spotted the two men in trouble near Kaiaua around 1pm yesterday. The...

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Dolphins released from purse seiner net

Posted on 29th Mar 2017 06:43 | By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz

A fishing boat skipper forced to release an estimated 30 tonnes of jack mackerel to save six dolphins caught in his net, is being praised for his actions by Sanford Ltd - and a boatload of recreational fishers who saw the drama unfold. “They tried...

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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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