Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Tairua wharf works start 2017

The $1.4million rebuild of the Tairua Wharf at Mary’s Beach in the Coromandel and a new boat launching pontoon will begin in the first quarter of 2017, says the Thames-Coromandel District Council. The work includes widening and improving the existing boat... read more...

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Coro wharf plan on hold

Coromandel Marine Farmers Association’s plans to expand Sugarloaf Wharf by been put on hold for at least six months, says the Thames-Coromandel District Council. CoroMFA spokesperson Gilbert James says that due to an appeal about the zoning of the Sugarloaf... read more...

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The importance of soft bottoms

A soft bottom expert - Biological sciences professor at the University of Waikato Conrad Pilditch, is talking up the importance of the health of harbour bottoms, mudflats and estuaries at the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club on Monday night. Conrad specialises... read more...

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Dredging project coming to an end

The Danish backhoe dredge is finishing off its work in Tauranga Harbour, with just a few days’ work near the harbor bridge on the Marine Precinct project left. Project manager for the Danish dredging company Rohde Nielsen A/S, Ingolf Judjonsson, says the... read more...

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