Mystery tall ship visits Tauranga

Tauranga’s Harbourmaster has no information on the identity of the mystery tall ship that paid a visit to Tauranga Harbour this week. The vessel, believed to be privately owned, arrived on Monday night and moored at Pilot Bay before departing...... Read More

Tauranga Marina Precinct opens for business

The first stage of Tauranga’s $11.4m Marine Precinct will celebrate its official opening today. The site is a purpose-built marine servicing facility for boat building and refit businesses and its build began nearly two years ago. The precinct...... Read More

Tauranga sailors have high hopes at world champs

Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders have picked up a taste for medals lately and are keen to keep the run going and secure their first podium finish at a pinnacle regatta. The pair have forged a good record in recent weeks, collecting silvers at both the...... Read More

Drunken kayaker rescued in Coromandel

A man who decided to go kayaking after having a few drinks sparked a water rescue response in the Coromandel. The Whitianga Coastguard, along with police and firefighters, were called out just after 7pm following reports of an “intoxicated kayaker...... Read More

Ford Road fish take a break

Surfcasters can enjoy one last fish on the lower Kaituna River this weekend, before road access to Te Tumu Cut closes for six months. Ford Road access to Te Tumu Cut and Maketū Spit will be closed from August 1 until December 20, to enable construction...... Read More

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

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