Learning to be official

Mount Maunganui surf lifesaving members will be chucked in the deep end at the Surf Official Level 1 course next month. The six-hour course, which is held three times a year in the eastern region, is for any surf lifesaving club member who would like... Read More

Kiwi paddler eighth at world champs

Rotorua kayaker Zack Mutton has equalled New Zealand's best-ever individual result at a junior canoe slalom world championship, finishing eighth in the K1 final in Bratislava, Slovakia. It could've been so much better, however, with his raw... Read More

Potential sites for research facility

Northern Marine Park and Northern Sulphur Point have been identified as a potential location for a new University of Waikato Marine Research and Educational Facility. University of Waikato and Tauranga City Council are working collaboratively to determine... Read More

Jet Ski and boat nicked

Appeal are being made for any information about a stolen Jet Ski and boat. The first is a Kawasaki Jet Ski which was taken from a Tauranga property around June 27. The Jet Ski, pictured above, is a Kawasaki PWC.  Model SC650, with side by side seats... Read More

Kiwi gunning for the triple crown

An Olympic gold medalist, winner of the America's Cup, and now a possible winner at the Volvo Ocean Race in 2018, helmsman Blair Tuke could be the first sailor in history to receive a triple crown. New Zealand sailor Blair Tuke has been named the... Read More

Translating the new boating rules

The Bay of Plenty Council's changes to boating rules came into effect July 1, but some boat owners are in the dark as to what they're required to do now. SunLive asked a local boatie for a layman's translation. “Yes, you do have... Read More

Where the yachties come from

The real New Zealand yachties are nothing like the America's Cup crew that has been featuring in the 35th cup challenge in Bermuda recently, according to Maritime NZ Statistics. The numbers show real New Zealand yachties are mostly old men. They... Read More

New boating rules come into effect

Bay of Plenty boaties are being reminded to check out the changes to the region's Navigation Safety Bylaw before they next head out on the water. The 2017 Navigation Safety Bylaw came into effect over the weekend, after it was adopted in February... Read More

Simple solution to traffic woes

Would you catch a water taxi to work? That's what local ferryman Glen Proctor wants to find out from Omokoroa residents. He's one himself, so he's seen first-hand the tremendous snarl-up that is State Highway 2 heading into Tauranga... Read More

Navy design a badge competition

New Zealanders are being presented with a rare opportunity to design the badge for the Royal New Zealand Navy's newest and largest-ever ship, HMNZS Aotearoa. “This is a unique opportunity for all New Zealanders to play a part in how their... Read More



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Silhouetted sunrise on July 14th. Photo: Janet Hetherington

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