Events a plenty

The Mount Maunganui Yacht Club Summer programme has seen some outstanding sailing conditions, along with well attended social events. The Triple Series... Read More

The secret lives of eels

It’s 10pm and NIWA trucks are driving along Thornton beach towards the Rangitaiki river mouth, a 10 minute drive west of Whakatane. At 10:30pm... Read More

Sparkling hulls

Underwater surveillance of more than 2,200 boats anchored around the Bay of Plenty has revealed  an overwhelming number of clean hulls. Data collected... Read More

The Mystery Ships of World War I

The story of the Mystery Ships is one of the romances of the Great War and will for ever be of historical importance for the Royal Navy. The supreme... Read More

Brucie the bronzie

For locals who have grown up around the rich marine Bay of Plenty environment, seeing seals, dolphins, orca, little blue penguins, stingrays and sharks... Read More

In memory  of the Duke

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh  visit Mount Maunganui on the Royal yacht Britannia. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh followed up from the... Read More

Ten years in the making

Ten years ago I had the opportunity to move to Whitianga. I was just getting into spearfishing and back into fishing and this seemed like the perfect... Read More

Exciting times ahead for anglers

Trout reproduce by returning to their place of birth, so their pre-spawning movements can be predicted by keen fishers. Around three-quarters of the... Read More

The magic of dolphin spotting

Spotting dolphins is a breathtaking experience with many viewing these marine  mammals as magical. In Maori mythology, dolphins are taniwha or... Read More

It’s an ocean life for me

Seventy-six-year-old Mountie Russ Hawkins has spent most of his life both on and in the water. Despite clocking up more than 6000 dives with the Mount... Read More

Celebrating Club of the year

The Tairua Pauanui Sports Fishing Club recently won the NZ Sports Fishing’s Club of the Year award. Club manager Cie Robinson-Bates was thrilled... Read More

Legends Regatta biggest yet

The year of uncertainty didn’t stop the Mount Maunganui Yacht Club from hosting the 17th Legends Regatta. The Labour Weekend tradition had 34... Read More