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Tauranga sailor Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, of Kerikeri, have jointly won New Zealand's top sailing honour for two years running – the House of Travel Sailor of the Year Award. Awarded the accolade at last night's ceremony in Auckland,...

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A yachtie attempting to salvage a wrecked concrete-hulled yacht says he can save ratepayers $12,000 - but the regional council is ignoring his offer. The yacht Checkmate was wrecked on Motuhoura (Whale) Island near Whakatane in August.  The yacht...

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An Auckland boat infested with Mediterranean fanworm and clubbed tunicate sea squirt was discovered on a Pilot Bay mooring in Tauranga Harbour last week. The discovery was made by Bay of Plenty Regional Council contracted divers during the first round...

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Two Eastern Bay of Plenty men will be sentenced after being found guilty of poaching up to 60 spawning trout from an isolated stream near Lake Rotoiti – described as the worst poaching case in a decade. Thomas Tawha, from Te Teko, and David...

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Bay of Plenty Commander Simon Rooke will assume command of the Royal New Zealand Navy's largest ship, HMNZS Canterbury, on Thursday. North Shore's Commander David Turner will relinquish command of the ship to Simon in a ceremony at Devonport...

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Debate over rent paid by Marine Reach's vessel Pacific Hope is on hold after councillors discovered there is already a deal in operation that is not mentioned in the staff report. Councillor John Robson called off the debate over whether the ship...

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Are the foreign cruise ships calling at Mount Maunganui the cash cows they're painted to be? Are they delivering to the Bay of Plenty on all the multi-million dollar projections bandied around by industry fathers? When the Sea Princess slipped into...

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A search for a missing windsurfer yesterday could have been avoided if he had notified family and fellow windsurfers of his trip intention, according to police. A windsurfer was reported missing from Fergusson Park. Photo: GoogleEarth. Tauranga Police...

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Trout numbers in three Bay of Plenty lakes have taken an upward leap with Fish & Game officers releasing the first of 6,500 rainbow trout for November. Officers began their “liberations” at Lake Tarawera on Tuesday, releasing 2500 yearlings...

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Work to remove the Mount surf reef is complete, despite high seas hampering some of the work. Removal started in late September and contractors have now finished the job, cutting open the large bags on the seabed and releasing the sand inside. The Mount...

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