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Relentless rain and winds put a dampener on day one of the Backdoor GromBash at Raglan's Manu Bay on Saturday.  Mount Maunganui's Kehu Butler. Photo: File. However, that didn't hinder a swag of groms who stayed in their wetsuits...

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Nibble, Funky Monkey, Pickle and the rest of their whale family were spotted hunting for stingrays in the Tauranga Harbour entrance this weekend. Orca were spotted in the Tauranga Harbour on Saturday. Photos: supplied. The pod of orca were seen coming...

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UPDATED 7.05PM: One person is being brought back to shore after suffering a medical incident out at sea. It's understood the person was one of two crew on board a catamaran, Superbird to Cruz, sailing between Waihi and Whangamata when they fell...

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A shivering but elated Tim Taylor stood on the pontoon at Tauranga's Salisbury Wharf this morning, safe in the knowledge that a new kayaking world record was his. After paddling an estimated 214km in 24 hours, Tim beat the previous record of 194.1km,...

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A hearty bowl of cereal, check. A good night's sleep, check. Perfect conditions, check. Tauranga paddler Tim Taylor is hoping these favoured routines will hold him in good stead as he sets off on his attempt to break a 29-year-old solo kayak record. Tim...

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Tauranga kayaker Tim Taylor is starting his 24-hour paddling record attempt from Mount Maunganui's Pilot Bay tomorrow morning instead of Omaha Beach in Auckland. The change of start line for the solo kayak record attempt is because of a spate of...

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Thieves who stole a Tauranga family's boat from Waihi Beach later abandoned it in the Karangahake Gorge - minus its motor and trailer. “We didn't know it had been stolen until police contacted us on Monday,” says the owner, who...

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Safety systems for boaties using the Bowentown Bar have received a $20,280 boost from BayTrust in the latest round of funding. The Waihi Beach Volunteer Coastguard is looking at spending the grant on automatic trip reporting equipment, to help manage...

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A Waihi man who obtained a customary permit to justify his paua poaching near Whangamata pleaded guilty to fishery offences in the Waihi District Court on Wednesday. Thor Rubena received a fine totalling $1500, plus court costs of $260, for possession...

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The Port of Tauranga will welcome two new tugs over the coming weeks, with the first expected to hit the water and arrive ready for work around May 23. The second of the estimated $20 million pair is expected to arrive about four-to-six weeks later, says...

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