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A “slice” of Katikati from forest to sea will come under intense scrutiny in March when scientists and amateurs attempt to identify every living organism in the environment within 24 hours. With a working title of K2B2 (Katikati – two...

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Bay of Plenty Regional Council is warning people not to swim or play in beach outfalls, stormwater drains or ponds following the region's long period of hot, dry weather.  Regional Council Water scientist Paul Scholes says because of the weather,...

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Four commissioners who will hear the application from the Rena owners for a resource consent to leave part of the wreck on Astrolabe Reef (Otaiti) have been appointed. The hearing panel will be chaired by retired Environment Court judge Gordon Whiting,...

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Tauranga Police are asking for the owner of a dinghy found floating in the harbour to come forward. This dinghy was found in Tauranga Harbour. The aluminium, two-seater boat was found afloat on January 26 in the vicinity of Memorial Park. Police are hoping...

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New Zealand sailors – including Tauranga's Molly Meech and Jason Saunders – continue to set the paces at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Miami after strong performances on the opening two days. The major Olympic class regatta, held on...

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The steadying presence of harbour masters' patrols during the perfect boating summer is keeping down the numbers of tickets being issued. Harbour Master Peter Buell says 18 $200 fines issued to badly-behaved boaties from December 1, represents only...

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The paralysed penguin that graced the pages of The Weekend Sun earlier this month is not so paralysed anymore. Flipper the baby blue penguin. Photo: Tracy Hardy. He's regained the use of his legs and flippers – but he's very skinny. Massey...

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The Under 20 Boys Division began with a crazy day of surfing at the first event of the Billabong Grom Series at Tay St in Mount Maunganui, with day two underway today. Fifty-six heats were contested at the Grom Series, presented by Oceanbridge, on Saturday,...

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The reason for a large number of dead fish floating about the head of the Waikareao Estuary this week remains unknown. The regional council's senior pollution prevention officer John Morris assessed storm water outlets upstream and failed to find...

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High-speed inflatable boats will roar across Bay waters this weekend as Thundercats return to the city, offering water-filled action as competitors jockey for position in the sport's national series. Tomorrow, the boats will race two laps around...

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