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Surf Life Saving officials are coming to grips with the theft of $6000 worth of essential surf lifesaving equipment, compromising search and rescue efforts in the Coromandel and Northern Bay of Plenty. Last night, solar panels for the emergency radio...

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What was meant to be a typical day out fishing for 14-year-old Dayne Gear, turned into a meet-and-greet with his favourite famous fisherman and a brand new boat. Dayne was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia – a type of blood cancer –...

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The investigation into causes behind the Rena striking Astrolabe Reef in 2011 finds fault with the bridge crew, their training and their management systems. The Transport Accident Investigation Commission report revealed the causes of the wreck of the...

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The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has completed its inquiry into the Rena grounding and will release its final report later today. A press conference will be held at the Tauranga Yacht and Boat Club at 2pm today, and the full report will...

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The Tilby and Wairoa channels in Tauranga Harbour are being closed because they are too shallow for larger boats. The channel marker poles near Ferguson Park and along the west of Matua will be removed because the channels are no longer navigable, says...

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Whangamata lifeguard Mitch Jensen has achieved the highest award when it comes to lifeguarding in New Zealand. The 21 year-old gained his Advanced Lifeguard Award while attending Surf Life Saving NZ's National Lifeguard School held in Whiritoa over...

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Boaties are being reminded that lifejackets only work if they are properly maintained and fit the people wearing them. Inflatable lifejackets have taken the market by storm because they're lightweight, easy to wear and able to fit a variety of people...

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Water safety officials are calling for heightened awareness when it comes to hitting Bay of Plenty waters this summer, with the death of a 24-year-old at McLaren Falls marking a tragic start to the summer season. Provisional figures released to SunLive...

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The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is issuing low lake level notifications for the Rotorua region, citing conditions that are at the lowest in several seasons. A dry season to date means the council has been forced to issue the notification as early as...

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Reports suggesting that the wreck of the Rena has produced a large oil slick are incorrect according to a Maritime NZ spokesman, with the brown stain seen on the water turning out to be a swarm of krill. Friday brought eye-witness reports of big blotches...

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Clouds over Tauranga. By Graham Woodhead. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. photos@thesun.co.nz