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Wallet found with $500 intact

Posted on 21st Feb 2017 06:45 | By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz

John Bedford is laundering his money before taking it to the bank. The $500 in $50 notes is a bit muddy after spending more than a year on the bottom of Tauranga harbour. John dropped his wallet in the tide in November 2015. As well as the usual plastic...

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Tornados off the Mount coastline

Posted on 18th Feb 2017 12:42 | By Anonymous Author

Spectacular inshore yacht racing is on offer for beachgoers on Sunday as the Tauranga Yacht Club’s Tornado fleet races to Papamoa and Back. The two person catamarans will be staying within 800m of the beach and coming inside Rabbit Island on the...

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One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish

Posted on 18th Feb 2017 12:10 | By David Tauranga david@thesun.co.nz

There’ll be a lot of happy local anglers when this year’s Decoro Blue Water Classic wraps up today. A wide variety of fish have being caught during the 2017 edition of the annual three-day fishing tournament which is run in conjunction with...

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Updated boating bylaw approved

Posted on 17th Feb 2017 10:46 | By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz

The issue of the moving exclusion zone campaigned against by Tauranga boaties for the updated Navigation Safety Bylaw has been ignored by regional councillors who passed the bylaw this week. The Tauranga Yacht and Boat Club campaigned against a proposal...

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New species discovered in Kermadecs

Posted on 17th Feb 2017 09:28 | By Anonymous Author

The seafood industry is welcoming the discovery of new Kermadec fish species. Industry has long recognised the conservation values of this large area, untouched by human activities, says Deepwater Group chief executive George Clement. There is full marine...

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Hydroplanes cancelled over costs

Posted on 15th Feb 2017 09:00 | By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz

A blow out in the cost of moving the moorings has forced organisers of the Tauranga Hydro Thunder racing to cancel the March event. When the Grand Prix Hydroplanes held the world championships in harbour opposite The Strand in 2010, they had to pay $8000...

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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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