Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Awanui joins the Regional Council fleet

The reason for the recent arrival of the regional council’s multi role workboat Awanui in Tauranga can be laid squarely at the feet of the Great Mobil Oil Spill of Anzac weekend 2015. An estimated 1500 litres of heavy fuel oil spilled into the harbour under... read more...

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The Anaweka waka: clues to our origins

For any kiwi, travelling on the big OE, a point of difference that hits us all, is the extensive history evident in the ruins, and structures which adorn Europe and the British Isles. Indeed, we are known as “the youngest country in the world”. Any... read more...

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Home launch for Waihi proa

The foam sandwich proa built with the help of Derek Kelsall near Waihi has been launched in Saipan with all due ceremony. The project is hoped to spark the creation of more of the traditional boats which were an eye opener for the first Europeans who saw them... read more...

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Conditions perfect for Bluefin fishing

Hundreds of boats full of keen fishermen gathered in Waihau Bay to join in the successful Bluefin fishing during 2017’s migration in July. Every year, Bluefin tuna migrate past the East Coast, passing through the Bay of Plenty. However, they often travel... read more...

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