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The heavy rain in the Bay of Plenty is keeping emergency services busy with reports of flooding near Moffat Road and State Highway 2. A witness has called to say there was some “serious flooding” near the roundabout. Reports have also come...

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A Coromandel man was fined $8150 and has lost his boat and equipment for taking undersized lobsters. Peter Graeme Thwaites, of Kennedy Bay, was caught taking undersized rock lobsters in October last year, and then went on to commit the same...

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The Bay of Plenty and Coromandel are in for some more rough weather with the MetService issuing a severe weather watch for the two regions. MetService's William Nepe says heavy rain is expected for the central North Island andUpper South Island...

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Ports of Auckland Ltd. Has been fined $49,980 and ordered to pay $12,000 in reparations after one of its employees fell nearly three metres off an unguarded edge of a hatch lid in 2014. The stevedore was working aboard the container ship Spirit of Independence...

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A major international conference that's expected to bring up to 500 marine scientists to Tauranga next year is being touted as a direct outcome of a mayoral delegation trip to China and South Korea earlier this year. The second International Conference...

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New Zealand Police is reminding all boating enthusiasts to ensure they are properly prepared when venturing out on the water. At this time of year it can get cold and the weather can change in an instant. Police, Maritime New Zealand and local authorities...

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There's smooth sailing ahead for Tauranga's Hinemoana waka thanks to support from Legacy Trust. The trust has gifted just shy of $9000 to the Hawaiki Rising Voyaging Trust that operates the 22-metre, double-hulled sailing waka berthed at Tauranga...

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The Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Chicago got off to a confusing start today with conditions for the majority of the day more suitable for relaxing on the waters of Lake Michigan rather than full-fledged fighting it out on foiling AC45's. The...

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Scientists from across the world are coming to New Zealand over the next couple of years to take part in an unprecedented series of investigations into the seafloor using a specially designed scientific drilling ship. Confirmation of the five back-to-back...

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Compulsory life jackets on small craft and registration of jet skis are two measures being considered for inclusion in the new boating rules for the Bay of Plenty region. The Navigation Safety Bylaw, which sets rules to ensure the different boating activities...

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A calm Bay day. By Daniel Hines. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz