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A major new inland port has been granted resource consent as Port of Tauranga's southern expansion continues to gather momentum. That's the message from the port's CEO Mark Cairns, who told the company's recent annual meeting that...

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Bay of Plenty's trout stocks are once again replenished following the annual release of 700 yearling trout at McLaren Falls Park and the Ruahihi Canal. Members of the Tauranga Anglers Club joined Eastern Fish and Game staff in releasing the trout...

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The Port of Tauranga today hit back at claims that recently obtained Worksafe statistics show the port is the most accident prone in the country. Accident details at New Zealand ports as released to the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union show the Port...

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A co-founder of the Tauranga coastguard and sailing stalwart with grandchildren on the international sailing stage, has died in Tauranga. Lloyd Mandeno Saunders was aged 87 years when he died in Tauranga hospital on Sunday. Lloyd donating scrap metal...

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UPDATE 11.40am: A curvier's beaked whale stranded on the rocks near Maketu has been refloated, but is struggling to make it back out to sea. The whale was spotted near the surf club, but attempts by the Maketu Ecological Society to free it saw the...

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Bay of Plenty and Coromandel fishers caught flaunting the laws around Paua have been handed down fines totalling more than $5000. During the long weekend, Ministry for Primary Industries officers inspected the catch of more than 450 recreational fishers...

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The Port of Tauranga putting a $50 million capital dredging programme to deepen the harbour channels out ton tender. The Port company's board approved the expenditure at the AGM last week in an effort to accommodate the next generation of container...

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The Whakatane dinghy roller this week is being held up as an example of one of the real life survival stories to come out of New Zealand's first ever Safer Boating Week. A boat goes over the waves. Photo: file. The middle aged man rolled his dinghy...

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As police call for a fatal free weekend on the roads this Labour Weekend, people are also being reminded to be safe on the water. Tauranga Coastguard operations manager Simon Barker. Photo: Tracy Hardy. Tauranga Coastguard operations manager Simon Barker...

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The 50 year old jetty in the Kotuku reserve off Plummers Point Road has been replaced with a pontoon expected to serve boaties, fishers and swimmers for at least another 50 years. The piles were failing on the old jetty due to worm, and the last annual...

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