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Divers join search for missing fisherman

Posted on 23rd Nov 2017 09:16 | By Sam Gardner sam@thesun.co.nz

A dive squad has joined the ongoing search for a Rotorua fisherman, who has been missing since Monday night. Police say the 24-year-old man was one of three people on board a dinghy that capsized off the Bowentown Entrance to Tauranga Harbour earlier...

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Golden Princess arrives in port

Posted on 23rd Nov 2017 08:43 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Waka ama paddlers came to a gliding stop at the sight of a cruise ship sailing in to Tauranga Harbour this morning.  About 20 students from Te Kura Kokiri in Welcome Bay were boisterously racing each other at dawn today in Pilot Bay, when the sight...

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Boatie missing off Waihi coast

Posted on 22nd Nov 2017 07:30 | By Anonymous Author

The search for a man missing off the Waihi coast is expected to continue this morning. The 24-year-old man went missing when a boat he, another man and a boy were in overturned on Monday night. One man and a 10-year-old boy were rescued but the 24-year-old...

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America’s Cup design released

Posted on 21st Nov 2017 13:43 | By Anonymous Author

Ongoing politicking about whether Tauranga will ever be the America’s Cup venue, takes a back seat today with the release of the foiling monohull concept design for the boats. The AC75, the class of boat to be sailed in the 36th America’s...

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Boat found in Bowentown search

Posted on 21st Nov 2017 09:31 | By Anonymous Author

Updated 10.15am: A missing Rotorua fisherman was last seen clinging to an upturned aluminium dinghy as the boat was washed out to sea last night. The boat was later recovered with no sign of the missing 24-year-old, says Waikato senior sergeant Mike...

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Tauranga connection in crayfish case

Posted on 21st Nov 2017 08:47 | By Anonymous Author

Two Gisborne men, one a Tongan Methodist church minister, have been fined a total of more than $10,000 between them for a range of crayfish offences. Thirty-nine-year-old Aaron Andrew McKay was fined $6,000 after he pleaded guilty in the Gisborne District...

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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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