Monday, September 25, 2017

Increasing boat theft in the Bay

Boat owners should be wary after several recent thefts of recreational boats in the Western Bay of Plenty.  There have been a number of boat thefts over the last month in the area, which police are investigating. The offenders have targeted residential properties... read more...

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Oystercatchers back on Mount beach

  Amidst holiday-makers, surfers and volley-ballers, a pair of variable oystercatchers on the Mount Main beach successfully raised two chicks. That was 2016. The year before they raised three. It’s September and already the pair are taking romantic strolls... read more...

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

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