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Tuesday, August 04, 2015

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The crew on board arrested bulk carrier Lancelot V in the Port of Tauranga have finally been paid and are allowed ashore after nearly two months confined to the ship. Despite their new-found freedom, however, union officials have admitted they don't...

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A Southern right whale, or tohorā in Te Reo Māori, has been spotted by locals frolicking in the waters just off the Whitianga shoreline this week. This particular tohorā is also believed to be the same Southern right whale that was spotted swimming...

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The Bay of Plenty Regional Council wave buoy is back on station and in the water after a five month absence. The buoy, which is normally sited 13km off Pukehina beach, was removed from the water earlier this year after it developed a fault in the component...

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Tauranga's Peter Burling has the early opportunity to stake his claim to be Team New Zealand's helmsman for the next America's Cup after being confirmed for the job on the tiller at this weekend's world series opener in Portsmouth. When...

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Things are finally looking up for an arrested grain ship in the Port of Tauranga and the unpaid crew on board. Union intervention has obtained some of the missing back-pay, and the repatriation of some of the men stranded on board for more than a month...

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Allan Birt was nursing a broken arm after falling off the roof. But when presented with the opportunity to get up close and personal with an eight-metre southern right whale off Mount Maunganui Beach yesterday afternoon, he forgot all about his injury. The...

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UPDATED 3.50pm: Despite reports of a stranded whale off the shore of Mount Maunganui main beach, the Department of Conservation have confirmed that the mammal is simply resting. The DOC are monitoring the large, adult southern right whale, but insist...

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Tauranga coastguard were called to rescue three men blown out to sea on a 15ft wooden dinghy when their engine failed outside the harbour near A Beacon yesterday. With no radio on board, the anchor line wasn't long enough to find the bottom (15-18m...

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Yachtsman Ben Geddes is making a point because appearances are deceiving. He doesn't look blind and he certainly doesn't act it either. “That's a heat pump,” he says, straining his failing eyes at the wall 10m away. “I...

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Boat owners are moving back to their berths at Tauranga Bridge Marina's northern piers after the last of the oil from April's spill was been removed. An estimated 1.5 tonnes of heavy fuel oil poured into the harbour on April 27. Tony says...

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