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A year after poachers decimated a tributary of Lake Rotoiti, Fish & Game staff have returned to the area with a special release of young trout. The fingerlings have been raised in the Eastern Region Fish & Game hatchery at Ngongotaha, with staff carefully...

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It'll be sink or swim this afternoon for Greg Kelly who's been working furiously to repair his 11.7m ketch Coreena. For the last 10 days Greg has been stuck in Whitianga with his Stallard Schooner propped up on a hardstand at the marina after...

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A Papamoa man was fined $750 and $130 Court costs in Tauranga District Court in June for his part in taking too many mussels from the Maketu Taiapure area.  The Maketu Taiapure area has a reduced quota for the harvest of green-lipped mussel to a...

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Mount Maunganui and Papamoa residents concerned with the distance to their nearest tsunami evacuation route, might be pleasantly surprised just how close they really are. That's the message from Tauranga City councillor Steve Morris ahead of a series...

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Hawaii! I mean WOW, where do I even start on this adventure? Following my 'Tauranga Moana is Awesome 2' video, I wanted to see how parts of Hawaii compared to what we have here in the Tauranga, in the sense of marine life, and the magic of...

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A group of Aquinas College students believe they have changed the face of surf preparations after successfully devising a waterproof and sandproof casing for surfboard wax. EZ Surf Culture took out first equal with an Otumoetai College team at the recent...

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The Anzac weekend oil spill in Tauranga Harbour is now the largest Tier 2 oil spill in New Zealand. It has now taken 11 weeks to clean it up so far, and the escalating cost of that clean-up puts it at Tier 2, says Tauranga NZ First MP, Clayton Mitchell. The...

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Three men forced to jump into the ocean at night wearing nothing but boxer shorts and lifejackets, then had to swim back to their burning yacht to release the life raft. Two Hamilton men and the Mexican skipper were forced to abandon the Bavaria 52 named...

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Ngai Tamarawaho hapu of Ngati Ranginui is distancing itself from the recently announced decision by the iwi to withdraw its opposition to the removing of the wreck of the Rena from the Astrolabe Reef. Huria marae based Nga Tamarawaho is a hapu of the...

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Two New Zealand sailors and their Mexican skipper have been rescued from a liferaft 280km south of Niue after their yacht caught fire just after midnight last night. The Sunny Deck, a 15m US flagged yacht, was travelling from Rarotonga to Tonga when a...

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