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It was meant to be a gentle initiation into kayaking's senior ranks for Mana paddler Kurtis Imrie, until he helped knock over two of the sports leading lights. Bay of Plenty kayaker Andrew Roy competing at the Blue Lakes regatta in Rotorua on Sunday....

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A tinny with a single person on board rolled while crossing the Whakatane bar this morning. The middle aged man was wearing a life jacket and was brought ashore in another boat, says Whakatane Coastguard president Jim Williamson. Whakatane Coastguard...

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The arrival of the Sea Princess in Tauranga this morning has marked the start of the cruise ship season. The season is expected to bring an estimated 240,000 passengers and crew and an estimated $50 million into the region. The Sea Princess arrived at...

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A second attempt to salvage the sunken yacht Nikita may be made on Sunday, says owner Paul Debenham. Nikita sank during the storm that struck the Western Bay of Plenty two weeks ago. Since then only the top half of the ferro cement yacht's mast...

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Transport Minister and MP for Tauranga Simon Bridges is urging boat users to make safety their top priority during Safer Boating Week. And preventing drowning is also one of the main aims of the campaign, which starts today and runs until October 24 A...

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People planning on a boating excursion in the Auckland region this Labour Weekend are being warned of new bylaw changes around wearing life jackets. The legal requirement from Labour Weekend will be that all people on vessels under six metres will have...

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The cruise ship Sea Princess' expected arrival tomorrow marks the start of another cruise ship season, bringing an estimated 240,000 passengers and crew, and between $45-$50 million dollars into the region. Sea Princess was originally scheduled...

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Tauranga sailor Jonathan Martins became the first paraplegic sailor to make a solo Pacific crossing from Panama to New Zealand yesterday. He arrived off Tauranga and anchored up in Pilot Bay before meeting customs at the Tauranga Bridge Marina.   Jonathan...

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Tauranga sailors Peter Burling, Molly Meech, Sam Meech, Jason Saunders, Sam Barnett, Zak Merton, and Trent Rippey are among Yachting New Zealand award winners announced today. The winners of the 2014 Performance Awards, Youth Performance Awards, Service...

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Police are looking for a boat, trailer and outboards stolen from Maungatapu three weeks ago on September 20. The boat is a fibreglass Fleetline Saphire coloured orange and white, on a tandem axle trailer with registration number 63AQM. The motors are...

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