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Learning to be official

Posted on 25th Jul 2017 16:20 | By Sharnae Hope sharnae@thesun.co.nz

Mount Maunganui surf lifesaving members will be chucked in the deep end at the Surf Official Level 1 course next month. The six-hour course, which is held three times a year in the eastern region, is for any surf lifesaving club member who would like...

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Kiwi paddler eighth at world champs

Posted on 24th Jul 2017 08:17 | By Jamie Troughton

Rotorua kayaker Zack Mutton has equalled New Zealand’s best-ever individual result at a junior canoe slalom world championship, finishing eighth in the K1 final in Bratislava, Slovakia. It could’ve been so much better, however, with his raw...

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Potential sites for research facility

Posted on 18th Jul 2017 07:39 | By Anonymous Author

Northern Marine Park and Northern Sulphur Point have been identified as a potential location for a new University of Waikato Marine Research and Educational Facility. University of Waikato and Tauranga City Council are working collaboratively to determine...

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Jet Ski and boat nicked

Posted on 15th Jul 2017 09:55 | By Anonymous Author

Appeal are being made for any information about a stolen Jet Ski and boat. The first is a Kawasaki Jet Ski which was taken from a Tauranga property around June 27. The Jet Ski, pictured above, is a Kawasaki PWC.  Model SC650, with side by side seats...

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Kiwi gunning for the triple crown

Posted on 15th Jul 2017 07:20 | By Anonymous Author

An Olympic gold medalist, winner of the America’s Cup, and now a possible winner at the Volvo Ocean Race in 2018, helmsman Blair Tuke could be the first sailor in history to receive a triple crown. New Zealand sailor Blair Tuke has been named the...

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Translating the new boating rules

Posted on 7th Jul 2017 09:04 | By Anonymous Author

The Bay of Plenty Council’s changes to boating rules came into effect July 1, but some boat owners are in the dark as to what they’re required to do now. SunLive asked a local boatie for a layman’s translation. “Yes, you do have...

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Farming NZ saltwater fish for the future

Posted on 20th Jun 2017 11:18 | By Anonymous Author

Buying local kaimoana for the pot may become cheaper and sustainable following the recent announcement that scientists at Plant and Food Research Nelson have managed to successfully breed blue cod for the first time. Being able to breed the popular table...

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Looking for the next rescue boat

Posted on 20th Jun 2017 09:15 | By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz

One of the missions facing Tauranga Volunteer Coastguard unit manager Steve Russel during the next few years is beginning the process that will see the eventual replacement of the current rescue boat, named TECT Rescue.   “We’re at the...

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Foam sandwich proa for Saipan

Posted on 19th Jun 2017 18:07 | By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz

Proa hold a unique place in the annals of sailing technology, being among the family of Pacific multi-hulls that introduced the idea of speed to European voyagers. When ships like the Endeavour had a cruising speed of about four knots, and a maximum...

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Sailmaker back in town

Posted on 19th Jun 2017 17:05 | By Anonymous Author

Tauranga’s new sailmaker is bringing the advantages of big city industry contacts to what was a one-man band. Sam and Lorena Burton took over the business from Tony Thornburrow last October, with the renaming of the business as Doyle Burton Sails...

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Delays on dredging

Posted on 19th Jun 2017 15:56 | By Anonymous Author

Delays on both sides of the Matakana dredging project may cancel each other out. The Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s contractor is unable to start the job because he’s missing an essential piece of equipment, a dewatering cyclone. It’s...

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