Sunday, February 26, 2017

Boaties rescued from flipped craft

A powerboat was holed and capsized, throwing its occupants into the Tauranga Harbour this afternoon.   Harbour patrols and coastguard attended the sunken vessel in the main shipping channel at about 2.30pm. A barge was used to salvage the vessel. It is believed... read more...

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Missing boaties found safe & well

A man and his daughter who were reported overdue from a fishing trip in the Firth of Thames have now been located. The 73-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman were reported missing when they failed to return to the boat ramp at Kaiaua after setting out on a day-long... read more...

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Toxic shellfish warning in the Bay

Shellfish in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, between Whakatane Heads and the Waioeka River Mouth, have been found with paralytic shellfish toxins over the safe limit of 0.8mg/kg. The Ministry for Primary Industries issued a public health warning today advising the... read more...

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Wallet found with $500 intact

John Bedford is laundering his money before taking it to the bank. The $500 in $50 notes is a bit muddy after spending more than a year on the bottom of Tauranga harbour. John dropped his wallet in the tide in November 2015. As well as the usual plastic it contained... read more...

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