Drop in power boating fatalities

New Zealand’s 2018 preventable drowning toll might be the second lowest in 20 years but officials warn there is no room for complacency. The provisional... Read More

What’s in a name?

Plenty, if you want to stay afloat, according to ancient boat naming traditions. Naming, or renaming, a boat is like christening a baby, says celebrant... Read More

Sailing and salvation

If multi-millionaire Geoff Hunt has a mantra it’s that “money never fixes the problem”. But he believes sailing just might. The Auckland... Read More

Bad paddle crabs nabbed

Biosecurity surveillance in Tauranga Harbour has discovered four Asian Paddle Crabs. This is the second discovery of the invasive pest in the Bay of... Read More

Fishing fun for Nauti Girls

Every February for more nearly 30 years a unique event has been held off the pristine waters of the Coromandel Peninsula. Whangamata Ocean Sports Club... Read More

Happy Birthday Late A Gain

It is scarcely credible that more than 70 sailing enthusiasts could come together to celebrate the launch of a yacht 40 years ago, but it happened at... Read More

Tips for safe autumn boating

With the end to daylight savings fast approaching, boaties need to put their vessel lights on  between sunset and sunrise. Unlike headlights on... Read More

Killer footage for researcher

Antarctic scientist Dr Regina Eisert has captured extraordinary video footage of her close encounter with a killer whale on the edge of the sea ice. The... Read More

Have your say

Have your say on proposed changes to blue cod fishing rules. Fisheries New Zealand is over halfway through the consultation period on proposed changes... Read More

Angler diary for trip info

Fish & Game is appealing to trout anglers for information about their fishing trips in the Eastern Region that includes the Rotorua lakes. Management... Read More

Win for high country access

Fish and Game is welcoming the government’s move to end tenure review of the South Island High Country, saying the controversial process has cost... Read More

Land and water vessel blessed

Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s new boat, Kaha,  is a welcomed addition. A special ceremony was held at the Harbourside Carpark in Tauranga... Read More




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