Thursday, June 29, 2017

Mayoral change of mind restores funding

A change in the mayoral vote means the original $4 million funding request for a new Mount Maunganui visitor centre is restored to the Annual Plan. Two weeks ago councillors slashed the council contribution back to $2.5 million in a measure won by one vote. However,... read more...

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Amazing year for America’s Cup sailors

Innovation and excellence were key factors in Emirates Team New Zealand’s dominance in claiming the America’s Cup this morning, including an immensely talented bunch of Kiwi sailors. Team New Zealand won back the Auld Mug after completing a comprehensive... read more...

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Police name man who died at Kaituna Cut

The man who died while fishing at the Kaituna Cut has been named. Chao-Ching Lee of Te Puke was pulled from the water at the river mouth on Sunday. CPR was performed on the 35-year-old, but he died at the scene, says police. Chao-Ching’s cause of death is... read more...

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The America’s Cup is coming home

  Hundreds, if not thousands, of people crawled out of the warmth of their beds to show their support for Tauranga’s own Peter Burling, as he headed into the final race of the 35th America’s Cup. A big screen along The Strand saw crowds gather... read more...

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Latest Marine News
Team NZ win the America's Cup
    Team New Zealand have beaten Oracle 7-1 to claim the America’s Cup in Bermuda. Heather...

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Two more wins for Team NZ
It’s match point for Emirates Team New Zealand at the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda...

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Six wins for Team NZ in Cup race
UPDATED 6.17AM: Team New Zealand has just crossed the finish line in race eight of the America’s...

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‘Even day’ for Team New Zealand
It’s game on at the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda, with Emirates Team New...

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America’s Cup from a sailor’s view
The court room battles resulting in the latest iteration of the America’s Cup has had...

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Team New Zealand maintain lead in Cup
Emirates Team New Zealand have maintained their lead over Oracle Team USA in this morning’s...

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TV exposure for sailing academy
A snap back at a reporter’s remark along the lines of sailing being only a sport for...

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Burling an asset on and off the water
D-day to the finals of the America’s Cup is looming as many New Zealands gear up to...

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First day frustration for youth sailors
Placing second to last in the first race of the Red Bull Youth Americas Cup finals marked...

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Missing kayaker ‘extremely lucky guy’
A missing kayaker rescued from the waters near Thames is being deemed a “lucky guy”...

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Videos, Reviews & Opinions
Maori deliver strong message on harbour
 Local Maori are calling yesterday’s protests on the harbour a success, and believe...

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Support growing for harbour protest
Hauraki are not Tauranga Moana – this is the message from Ngati Ranginui as further...

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Waka Ama teams prepare for world champs
Tauranga has been chosen as the training ground for the seven NZ Waka Ama teams competing...

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Waves hammer Pilot Bay, yacht washes up
A yacht, around 30 feet, has washed up in Pilot Bay, as the region gets hammered by the waves. A...

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Sea challenge starts today
A sea challenge will take place at the annual Northern Area Sea Cadets regatta being held...

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Shark spotted off Papamoa shoreline
Papamoa local Joanne Burt and her family have a special friend, but it’s unlikely they’ll...

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One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish
There’ll be a lot of happy local anglers when this year’s Decoro Blue Water Classic...

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Mega cruise ships arrive in style
Two massive cruise ships, with a combined tonnage of almost 300,000, sailed into port this...

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Blue shark cruising Papamoa waters
A spot of fishing off Papamoa East Beach turned into shark watch for a Tauranga man and his...

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Samantha and the shark
A bronze whaler swimming quietly in the shallows of Papamoa beach was spotted by locals on...

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