Wednesday, January 25, 2017

It takes three to ski in the Bay

Water skiers who’re planning on hitting the waterways around the Bay of Plenty this summer are being asked remember: it takes three to ski. Bay of Plenty Harbourmaster Peter Buell says any boat towing a skier, biscuit, wake board or any other similar device... read more...

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Three outboards stolen

Three outboard motors, fuel tanks and two cox communication boxes have been stolen from the BOP Coast Rowers shed on Wairoa Road over the weekend. Club members returned a day early from the cancelled Blue Lake Regatta to discover the clubrooms broken into for... read more...

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Kulim Park creature identified

The eel-like creature with teeth found at Kulim Park last week is most likely a snake eel, says Russ Hawkins at Fat Boy Charters. Murray Milgrew stepped on it while towing Sandy Fenton’s six-year-old son Levi Roper on his boogie board through knee deep water... read more...

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Storm passes by, mostly

Judging by the number of fire service call outs, the Western Bay of Plenty escaped most of the impact of last night’s storm. Mount Maunganui fire fighters were called to a power pole down in Lachlan Avenue Mount Maunganui this morning. About 700 Te Puke... read more...

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