Tuesday, October 17, 2017

New boats named for Tauranga Olympians

A pair of brand new racing 420s have been named after successful Tauranga sailors Peter Burling and Andrew Murdoch. The boats were unveiled at the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club on Sunday evening. Bay of Plenty Sailing Academy Trust chairman Stuart Pedersen... read more...

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Yacht blows ashore in Pilot Bay

South westerly winds have blown a moored yacht in Pilot Bay onto the beach this morning, as wind gusts continue to pummel the region. The wind gusting to 22 knots today, is expected to die down this evening and resume blowing again tomorrow, says MetService meteorologist... read more...

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Boat communication is key

If you can’t call for help, you can’t be rescued- is the message boaties need to remember. As part of Safer Boating Week, which started on October 13, the Bay of Plenty Regional Council is reinforcing this message at boat ramp workshops across the... read more...

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Tauranga couple lead rescue missions

A Tauranga couple has been at the front line of the rescue efforts for a Vanuatu community. Fearing a major eruption, officials ordered everyone on Ambae, in the north of the Pacific archipelago, to leave after the Manaro Voui volcano rumbled to life and rained... read more...

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Yacht blows ashore in Pilot Bay
South westerly winds have blown a moored yacht in Pilot Bay onto the beach this morning, as...

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Oystercatchers back on Mount beach
  Amidst holiday-makers, surfers and volley-ballers, a pair of variable oystercatchers...

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Seal takes up sleeping spot under car
A seal sleeping under a car in Mount Maunganui caused a bit of a stir this morning. Two police...

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  More seals are popping up at the Mount to enjoy the warmer weather now that spring is...

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Surfing seal spotted at Omanu
A Mount Maunganui resident walking along Omanu Beach spotted a NZ fur seal swimming in the...

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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
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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
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