Marina users stoked with council’s decision

Tauranga Yacht and Powerboat Club and Sulphur Point marina operators are delighted with the city council’s decision to look into a Marine Park site for the University of Waikato’s planned marine research centre, rather than the initially...... Read More

Animal world turns on spectacular show

Nature provided a brief but “spectacular” personal cameo for fisherman Blair Parlane and his mate earlier this week. They’d motored through the Tauranga Harbour entrance and were headed to a favourite fishing spot off Papamoa, when...... Read More

Marine Park site to be assessed for future centre

Councillors have agreed to assess the recreation reserve Marine Park at Sulphur Point to identify a potential site for the establishment of a purpose-built Marine Research and Educational Facility. “We are committed to keeping the University’s...... Read More

BayTrust behind Coastguard’s safer boating app

  Ingenuity and funding from Tauranga’s BayTrust is behind a new smartphone app which Coastguard says will save Kiwi boaties’ lives.   The app is described as a game changer for boaties and Coastguard alike – giving users...... Read More

Show off seal spotted at Bridge Marina

A baby fur seal is making waves in Tauranga with visitors to Tauranga Bridge Marina lining up to take photos of the marine mammal. The seal named Sammy by a Tauranga Bridge Marina staff member is starting to become a regular customer at the restaurant.  “He’s...... Read More

Women land record-breaking tuna

Two keen Kiwi fisher-women landed a record-breaking 99.1kg southern bluefin tuna on Thursday 28 June, at Waihau Bay on New Zealand’s East Cape. The fish is a pending New Zealand women’s 37kg line class record. Angler Helen Horrocks was...... Read More

Businesses oppose Tauranga marine research centre

Businesses at Sulphur Point are opposing a proposal which seeks to establish a long-term lease between council and Waikato University on a previously identified open space at northern Sulphur Point. Tauranga Marina Society, Tauranga Powerboat and...... Read More

Reserve trip reward for Chloe

A combination of initiative and luck has landed 12-year-old Chloe Burn a weekend trip to the Poor Knights Marine Reserve.The trip was in recognition of her fundraising skills after she collected $2500 for Experiencing Marine Reserves via a talk at her...... Read More

Saving Gemini Galaxsea from the breakers

Buying a bargain is a temptation for many a sorrowful boatie who lives to regret a decision made while optimistically balancing the price against the amount of work required.Mike Welsh is not regretting buying Gemini Galaxsea at auction on Trademe for...... Read More

Competitive surfing future beckons

A strong showing at two Raglan surfing events has teenage surfer Aimee Brown looking at continuing competitive surfing when she completes her schooling this year.  A student at the Raglan Surf Academy since 2015, Aimee still appears on the Surfing NZ...... Read More

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