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Heavy rain is predicted for the ranges of Eastern Bay of Plenty today the MetService says. MetService forecaster Peter Little says a front, preceded by a moist northwesterly flow, is expected to bring a period of rain to northern New Zealand today. The...

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Maketu Volunteer Coastguard president Shane Beech has received a Certificate of Achievement – Support Activity, for his commitment and services to search and rescue. He was presented the award at the prestigious New Zealand Search and Rescue Council...

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Last Monday he watched a pod of Orcas cruise by. Then today Papamoa fisherman John Howlett encountered a four to five metre beaked whale – possibly a Gray's beaked whale. The Gray's beaked whale filmed by John Howlett. Video: John Howlett....

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The MetService has issued a severe weather watch for the Bay of Plenty. A comples trough is moving slowly east over the country this weekend the MetService warning says and it will affect Bay of Plenty, Auckland and Taranaki. MetService. It says two deep...

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A Bay of Plenty man has been sentenced to four months in prison for his role in a large scale poaching case. David Pake Leef, 37, was sentenced to a total of four months jail when he appeared in the Rotorua District Court yesterday. Eastern Fish & Game...

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Calls are being made to remove the dinghy racks from Pilot Bay after boats and dinghies were damaged in Monday night's storm. Leigh Pettigrew emailed SunLive saying the recent damage “further highlights the need to remove the dinghy racks,...

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Bay of Plenty mooring owners are claiming the Bay of Plenty Regional Council owes them tens of thousands of dollars in illegally levied mooring inspection fees. Armed with a legal opinion, a group of Eastern Bay of Plenty mooring owners are seeking the...

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Opotiki District Council have narrowed it down to two companies who will design and construct the new harbour for the district. Following an extra-ordinary meeting earlier this week it was announced the final two applicants entering the competitive design...

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A New Zealand Defence Force Orion aircraft today clocked up a second successful search and rescue mission for the Air Force in five days. Orion P-3K2 located the two Kiribati fishermen who were reported missing last week this afternoon. The two Krirbati...

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A new solution to reducing mangrove spread is being trialled in Tauranga Harbour this week. Auckland-based company Fieldmaster designed the solution which is a purpose-built hovercraft fitted with a mangrove seedling mowing unit. It's the first...

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