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Tauranga fisherman Elvis Teddy has lost his second appeal against his convictions rising from a marine protest off the East Cape in April, 2011. The Opotiki fishing boat skipper was arrested by police who boarded his boat, San Pietro, during protests...

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Bay of Plenty Regional Council is working to remove the wrecked pilothouse cutter Checkmate from Motuhoura, or Whale Island, where it grounded on Friday. The Regional Council moved to declare the boat a wreck earlier this week, and salvage of the 47 foot...

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The Rena owner and insurer's application for resource consent to leave the wreck of the former containership on Astrolabe Reef has entered another phase of the process. The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is in the process of considering Daina Shipping...

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Sailing will feature as a sport in the ever-growing AIMS Games from next year Yachting New Zealand regional support officer Hamish Hey has announced. A proposal by Yachting New Zealand to feature fleet racing in Optimist dinghies in the popular Tauranga-based...

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Planning and collaboration is underway for a proposed high-technology 3D marine film project and aquarium in the heart of Tauranga. Priority One and Tourism Bay of Plenty are currently working with Academy Award-winning Kiwi director Mike Firth, in support...

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More than 450 litres of diesel has been safely removed from the stricken pilothouse cutter that grounded on Motuhoura (Whale Island) near Whakatane yesterday. Diesel was removed from the stricken pilothouse cutter, Checkmate, that grounded on Whale Island....

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A pod of orca spotted near Moturiki [Leisure Island] off Mount Main Beach yesterday caused a bit of stir with people gathering on the beach to see the marine animals. Iwan Thomas and Kenneth Macpherson from Assault Boardriding Centre took to the water...

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People keen on keeping the harbour clear of rubbish are suiting up at Pilot Bay this morning to clear rubbish from Tauranga Harbour. Dive Zone Tauranga student Chloe Erlston says they are pretty much going to get out of the water what shouldn't...

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An unmanned yacht run aground on the south-western shore of Motuhoura (Whale Island) near Whakatane is being checked for pollutants. Bay of Plenty Regional harbour Master Peter Buell says the 47 foot ferro-cement hulled pilothouse cutter was left unmanned...

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A pod of orca has been spotted near Leisure Island (Moturiki), just off of Mount Main Beach this morning. The orca drew a small crowd to the beach today as they swam close to the shoreline. Orca at Mount Maunganui today. Photos: Graham Lawler. Some orca...

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