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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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Bay of Plenty tourism operators remain confident the current cruise ship season will not be hampered by fears of Ebola arriving on New Zealand shores. Cruise lines are currently implementing strict new screening tests on passengers boarding ships around...

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It was meant to be a gentle initiation into kayaking's senior ranks for Mana paddler Kurtis Imrie, until he helped knock over two of the sports leading lights. Bay of Plenty kayaker Andrew Roy competing at the Blue Lakes regatta in Rotorua on Sunday....

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A tinny with a single person on board rolled while crossing the Whakatane bar this morning. The middle aged man was wearing a life jacket and was brought ashore in another boat, says Whakatane Coastguard president Jim Williamson. Whakatane Coastguard...

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The arrival of the Sea Princess in Tauranga this morning has marked the start of the cruise ship season. The season is expected to bring an estimated 240,000 passengers and crew and an estimated $50 million into the region. The Sea Princess arrived at...

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A second attempt to salvage the sunken yacht Nikita may be made on Sunday, says owner Paul Debenham. Nikita sank during the storm that struck the Western Bay of Plenty two weeks ago. Since then only the top half of the ferro cement yacht's mast...

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Transport Minister and MP for Tauranga Simon Bridges is urging boat users to make safety their top priority during Safer Boating Week. And preventing drowning is also one of the main aims of the campaign, which starts today and runs until October 24 A...

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People planning on a boating excursion in the Auckland region this Labour Weekend are being warned of new bylaw changes around wearing life jackets. The legal requirement from Labour Weekend will be that all people on vessels under six metres will have...

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