Unmanned vessel mistaken for submarine

The mysteries of the deep – or at least Tauranga Harbour – have been revealed. A red submarine looking vessel spotted in the harbour on Monday has sparked a lot of intrigue from the public. The craft has been identified as not a submarine,...... Read More

Coastguard swamped with demand

Every year, nearly 7000 New Zealanders – 19 a day on average – are brought home safely from New Zealand seas, lakes and rivers after an emergency. This prevents 18,000 children from losing their mum or dad, 11,000 grandparents from losing...... Read More

Boaties behaving more safely, says Maritime NZ

New research released today shows recreational boaties are behaving more safely but Maritime NZ is warning them not to slip up on their good work this summer. Lifejacket wearing behaviour is steady. In addition more boaties are checking the weather,...... Read More

Boaties urged to check conditions

Boaties are being urged to check the weather conditions after two boats capsized on the Kaituna Bar. On Friday morning, a small boat with two people on board capsized on the bar. As the Maketu Coastguard were returning from that rescue,...... Read More

Govt takes action to help improve water quality

The Government today is announcing its next steps to improve the state of our waterways, promising a noticeable improvement in water quality within five years. “Clean water is our birthright. Local rivers and lakes should be clean enough for...... Read More

Rare video of ‘white’ southern right whales

A research team has returned from a month-long expedition to the sub-Antarctic Auckland Islands where they have been collecting data on a recovering population of southern right whales. The main focus of the project was collecting high quality photographs...... Read More

Free pest workshop for boaties

As boats stream onto Tauranga Harbour this Labour Weekend, marine pest specialists will be on hand to help keep unwanted stowaways at bay. The Saturday morning workshop will teach boat owners how to identify and avoid the kinds of pest that like to...... Read More

Go adventuring

Here’s a boat with some stories to tell. This magazine’s photography boat ‘Waterline 1’ has taken us to some amazing places. With pace, grace and space!Waterline 1 is on the market as we’re now using a Sealegs. It’s time for the big aluminium...... Read More

EPA reminds boaties of antifouling ban

Boaties need to be aware of new rules banning the use of some antifoul substances.The Environmental Protection Authority is reminding the boating community of the ban now in force on antifoulings containing diuron, octhilinone and ziram.The restrictions...... Read More

Fresher water, more fish

Te Tumu Cut (Kaituna River mouth) surfcasters and Ford Road boat ramp users have been looking for new fishing and launching spots since the Ford Road end was closed on August 1. Bay of Plenty Regional Council Kaituna catchments manager Pim de Monchy says...... Read More

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