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A spudded barge with a crane on board is going to become a familiar sight as the port capital dredging programme continues. The spuds are the posts near the corners of the barge which attach the barge to the harbour floor, giving the digger some grip...

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Recreational fishers and divers' hopes of the astrolabe exclusion zone being lifted this month have been dashed by last week's passage of former tropical cyclone Victor passed East Cape. The solid north easterly swells coming ashore over nearly...

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Bay of Plenty Regional Council have announced a diesel oil spill in Tauranga Harbour yesterday has dissipated. The "small oil sheen" dissipated while Pollution Prevention staff were assessing the situation. There have been no further signs of a continued...

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Police and Surf Lifesavers are currently looking for a shark swimming around Pilot Bay, Mount Maunganui. A SunLive reader has contacted us saying they have spotted a shark swimming around the Pilot Bay area. Beach goers don't appear to be too bothered...

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A total of 50 hours has been invested in rescuing five vessels which broke down in waters around Tauranga. In a weekend of good weather with lots of boats on the water, Tauranga Coastguard volunteers invested 50 hours in rescues. Three of the rescues...

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Overall the behaviour of boaties on Tauranga Harbour this summer has been exceptional, with the majority being safe and following the rules, says harbourmaster Peter Buell. Unfortunately there will always be some who choose break the rules and the recent...

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Keep a brolly handy tomorrow as Auckland Anniversary weekend continues to give the Bay of Plenty a mixture of sun and rain. The MetService is predicting cloud with the odd shower tomorrow. But it's not all doom and gloom with the day expected to...

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A woman tourist has had to be rescued by emergency services after falling off rocks near the walking track at the base of Mauao (Mount Maunganui). It is understood the woman who was with several family members fell into the water and police, surf lifesavers...

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A boatie with a flat battery have wasted emergency services resources police say. Coastguard vessels, an aircraft, police and a rescue helicopter all responded distress signal seen from a vessel off northern tip of Coromandel Peninsula yesterday. Rescue...

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The Yachting New Zealand 49erFX women's team of Alexandra Maloney and Tauranga sailor Molly Meech are in the lead at the ISAF Sailing World Cup. The regatta, which is the second event in the 2015-16 ISAF Sailing World Cup series, has two days of...

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Birds basking in the summer sun. By Diane Patterson.
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