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Increasing boat theft in the Bay

Posted on 23rd Sep 2017 08:40 | By Anonymous Author

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...

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Oystercatchers back on Mount beach

Posted on 22nd Sep 2017 15:04 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

  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...

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Awanui joins the Regional Council fleet

Posted on 19th Sep 2017 12:20 | By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz

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...

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The Anaweka waka: clues to our origins

Posted on 19th Sep 2017 12:17 | By Geoff Collins

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”....

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Home launch for Waihi proa

Posted on 19th Sep 2017 12:16 | By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz

The foam sandwich proa built with the help of Derek Kelsall near Waihi has been launched in Saipan with all due ceremony. The project is hoped to spark the creation of more of the traditional boats which were an eye opener for the first Europeans who...

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Conditions perfect for Bluefin fishing

Posted on 19th Sep 2017 12:12 | By Bo Beaufill

Hundreds of boats full of keen fishermen gathered in Waihau Bay to join in the successful Bluefin fishing during 2017’s migration in July. Every year, Bluefin tuna migrate past the East Coast, passing through the Bay of Plenty. However, they often...

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Lifejacket message in conviction

Posted on 19th Sep 2017 12:10 | By Anonymous Author

A skipper whose passenger drowned in a bar crossing accident has been convicted of manslaughter for not ensuring his friend was wearing a lifejacket. Teiron Jones, 60 of Waitara, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Hamilton man Mr Erka Xu, 52, on the...

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Preparation is the key

Posted on 19th Sep 2017 12:08 | By Anonymous Author

Tauranga, August 17, 2017 – Waihi Beach boaties are being reminded preparation is the key to a successful and safe run on the water this 2017-18 summer season. With warmer temperatures and the boating season fast approaching, Waihi Beach Coastguard...

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Young sailors in contention

Posted on 17th Sep 2017 08:20 | By Anonymous Author

There were plenty of sore bodies after racing overnight at the Laser world championships in Croatia, and a fair degree of satisfaction as well as disappointment among the Kiwi contingent. Sam Meech continued his good form, collecting three second-placed...

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Bay skipper fined over waka capsize

Posted on 15th Sep 2017 06:45 | By Anonymous Author

The skipper of a ceremonial waka, which capsized on Whakatane River bar in January last year, has been convicted and fined $1350 for putting his five crew in unnecessary danger. Maritime NZ charged Clarence Takirirangi Smith under the Maritime Transport...

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Looking for fast start at Laser worlds

Posted on 13th Sep 2017 17:58 | By Michael Brown Author

Tauranga sailor Sam Meech tends to finish regattas strongly, gaining momentum like the Freemantle Doctor blowing into Western Australia. But like the famed Perth sea breeze, he can take a while to build up speed. It happened at last month’s world...

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