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Crusader35 took both line and handicap honours in the International Paints Auckland to Tauranga. The race had a delayed start due to the storm hitting Auckland at the scheduled start time. Yachts heading to the finish line in Tauranga Harbour. Photo:...

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Wild weather has slowed the Auckland/Tauranga Yacht Race with boats still completing the race and a winner not expected until later this afternoon. The annual Easter race started at 4pm yesterday in Auckland with the first boat crossing the finish line...

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Boaties are being urged to think sensibly as wet and blustery conditions continue to storm the Bay of Plenty heading into the Easter break. The MetService has issued a severe weather warning for the area with wind gusts expected to reach about 110km/h...

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Wild weather crossing the North Island has set back the start of the Auckland to Tauranga yacht race by several hours today. Race start is postponed for at least six hours from 10am until 4pm because of forecast wind gusts of 60knots at the race start. Giacomo...

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Mount Maunganui's $1.5 million artificial surf reef is to be partially removed in an attempt to remove the risk to swimmers near Tay Street, the Bay of Plenty Regional Council has announced. According to council the artificial reef, 250m offshore...

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Tauranga City councillors appear keen to jump onboard an offer to ensure the city's lasting legacy is marine-related through a partnership with Marine Reach. The non-profit organisation that runs aid ships including the Pacific Hope, currently undergoing...

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Papamoa East resident Angela Cosgrove has the power of social media to thank for the return of her stolen Ocean Scrambler 11 kayak. Angela Cosgrove is delighted to have her kayak back. Photo: Rachael Clarke. The kayak, valued at $1000, was stolen...

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Update: 9.52AM Tsunami experts say there is not likely to be a tsunami threat for New Zealand following a magnitude 7.6 earthquake in the Solomon Islands this morning. Although, some caution will still have to be given regarding potentially strong and...

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Motiti Islanders – until now united in their opposition to leaving any part of the Rena wreck on Astrolabe Reef – appear to be dividing, with some voicing support to leave a remainder of cargo ship where it is. Two hapu – Ngai Te Hapu...

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Former Volvo ocean racer Giacomo has stepped in as the glamour boat in the International Paints Auckland to Tauranga Yacht Race, beginning on Thursday 17th April. Giacomo in the Sydney Hobart race. Photo: Supplied. Giacomo was repainted in Tauranga last...

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