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Suspicions that 20 metres of carpet found on a reef near Rabbit Island came from the Tay Street artificial reef are being confirmed. The carpet was found a couple of weeks ago by diver Ryan Belworthy and a couple of mates. It was his first dive with a...

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Visions of an abandoned yacht drifting at sea have been sunk by Maritime NZ, who admit an emergency positon beacon transmitting north of White Island does not indicate the position of the ketch Morning Star. The 44-foot, 13.4m yacht was abandoned by her...

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The last cruise ship of the season docks in Tauranga on Sunday, but Tourism officials are already casting an eye towards October and the next super-sized season. This Sunday sees Oceania's Insignia berth at Mount Maunganui, with the luxury liner...

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A yacht that was abandoned while taking on water refuses to sink off the Bay of Plenty coastline, with its on-board radio beacon continuing to transmit. Maritime NZ spokesman Steve Rendle has confirmed that the ketch Morning Star has been drifting since...

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New Zealand's Josh Junior has taken silver at the 2015 Finn European Championships which concluded with an exciting medal race in Split, Croatia. Just two points separated NZL Sailing Team's Josh Junior and Croatian sailor Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic,...

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On his first dive with his new GoPro camera, diver Ryan Belworthy found more than just fish on the reef off Mount Maunganui's Rabbit Island after unearthing what looks like a large piece of carpet. The Bay of Plenty snorkeler estimates the swath...

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Port of Tauranga will host the giant cruise ship Ovation of the Seas on its maiden voyage to New Zealand during the summer of 2016/2017. The Royal Caribbean vessel is 348 metres long, more than 50 metres high and can host nearly 5,000 passengers and 1500...

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A three-and-a-half-hour night search between Rabbit Island and A Beacon last night failed to find the source of lights that were spotted out to sea from the mainland. Police were contacted regarding multiple sightings of green and yellow lights spotted...

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A combination of factors were behind Keith Turner's recent decision to step down as chairman of the five-person board of Team New Zealand. But the Te Puna resident remains adamant that he's passionate about the America's Cup, and is...

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Mobil has re-confirmed that they will foot the bill for the clean-up operation at Tauranga Harbour, following the spill of fuel oil from their pipeline on April 27. “As we announced on April 28, we will reimburse the council for any direct costs...

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Gilmour Reserve, Waihi. By Chloe Phillips. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty.  Email: photos@thesun.co.nz