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The Danish backhoe dredge is finishing off its work in Tauranga Harbour, with just a few days' work near the harbor bridge on the Marine Precinct project left. Project manager for the Danish dredging company Rohde Nielsen A/S, Ingolf Judjonsson,...

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“Bloody awesome.” Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club's Steve Glover doesn't mince his words. But he's hit the nail on the head following a stunning day on the water for Tauranga sailors Peter Burling and Molly Meech who won...

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“I used to sit beside him on the rocks in the sun and watch the waves roll in. He was a little cruiser.” Now Julie Graham's little mate has gone – tragically and needlessly taken. “It is just so, so sad and really hard to...

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Port of Tauranga's earnings for the year are up, boosted by an increase in container traffic, but the net profit is down because of increased depreciation and a drop in log export volumes. The company's net profit after tax down 2.4 per cent...

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Keen whitebaiters will be lining up for their favourite stands to try net the delicacies on the second incoming tide of the new season, which started August 15. The Department of Conservation is marking the occasion by publishing a reminder of the rules. People...

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Tauranga Laser sailor Sam Meech is on a rest day ahead of his 5am NZ Time medal race tomorrow. The 25-year old Olympic debutant is in 3rd position going into the race, which counts for double-points. Sam Meech medal racing at 5am NZ Time. Photo: Supplied. Lying...

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The drip start of the New Zealand Olympic sailing effort continues with only the women's 49er crew of Tauranga sailor Molly Meech and Alexandra Maloney yet to start competition. Molly's brother Sam has been sailing in the Laser fleet since...

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The yacht Windsong driven onto Waihi Beach by wind and tide yesterday, is today resting secure above the high tide line after an overnight salvage operation. Windsong was abandoned by her owner in a rescue operation in high seas near Mayor Island early...

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An 8.8m yacht abandoned off Mayor Island in the early hours of this morning after the steering failed, has washed ashore at Waihi Beach, says regional Harbourmaster Peter Buell. Steering on 8.8m wooden hulled yacht failed about 70km north of Tauranga...

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Three Rotorua men have been charged with possessing 17 trout poached from a closed spawning stream at Lake Rotoiti earlier this winter. The three are to appear in Rotorua District Court on August 25 charged with unlawful possession of sports fish. Officers...

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