Sunday, December 11, 2016

Turning over a new lifejacket

The Coastguards Old4New lifejacket swap is going to be at Sulphur Point from 8am till 11am. Regional Council staff will demonstrate how to service lifejackets and Coastguard will be encouraging boaties and members of the public to trade in their old lifejackets... read more...

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Thousand trout released in Lake McLaren

Fish & Game has released a thousand trout into Lake McLaren and the Ruahihi Canal in the lower Kaimai ranges – with Tauranga anglers helping out. Lake McLaren, in McLaren Falls Park offers year-round fishing with a bag limit of two trout and no size... read more...

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The plight of the whitebait

The closing of a reportedly “lacklustre” whitebait season has New Zealand scientists speculating on whether the industry is sustainable. They’ve called for whitebaiters to be licensed and the banning of commercial harvesting. “There is... read more...

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Boaties – keep up the good work

If you’re one of the hundreds of boaties who’ve been enjoying the Coromandel’s coastal waters lately – give yourself a big ol’ pat on the back. Recent checks on more than 660 vessel hulls by a Waikato Regional Council dive team have... read more...

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