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The discovery of more Mediterranean fanworm in both Tauranga marinas could herald the end of New Zealand's carefree coastal boating culture. A single fanworm was first discovered in Pilot Bay in 2013 and during a follow up in June divers found another...

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Tauranga resident Pat Spellman is calling for Te Ururoa Flavell to act on the finding of the Waitangi Tribunal the Crown breached the Treaty of Waitangi over the handling of the Rena. Read more about the Tribunal's finding here. Pat Spellman [inset]...

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A 94-year-old World War 2 veteran is heading out for a day on Tauranga Harbour today after his family surprised him with a yachting trip. Ben Heffer and his wife Val were surprised this morning when their family picked them up for the outing. Ben Heffer...

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Motiti Island iwi say they have been vindicated by the hard-hitting Waitangi Tribunal report that criticises the way the Government handled the aftermath of the Rena grounding. The report released today found the Crown breached the Treaty of Waitangi's...

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A Waitangi Tribunal hearing challenging the Government's ability to make a deal on the Rena wreck's future without consulting Motiti Island residents is entering its final stages. A three-day hearing held in Tauranga under urgency at the start...

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Tauranga sailor Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are once again the European champions in the 49er class after taking out the Olympic men's skiff in commanding fashion in Helsinki. The duo took gold, retaining their 2013 title at the 2014 European...

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Tauranga harbour's overgrowing mangroves will be mowed by a unique hovercraft. The innovative custom-built craft can cut about 600 hectares of seedlings annually while causing minimal environmental damage. A schematic of the hovering mangrove mower. The...

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New Zealand is well placed to collect medals at the 49er and 49erFX European Championship in Helsinki with both Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, and Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech leading going into the final day of the regatta. Despite an average result...

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Bay of Plenty Regional Council's wave buoy has broken loose and washed ashore on Papamoa Beach. The buoy was found by a member of the public lying near the high tide line on Papamoa Beach early today. BOP Regional Council's wave buoy. Council...

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Seals on the foreshore will be a common sight this winter as population numbers continue to increase. A walker out at Papamoa Beach today spotted a fur seal near the Papamoa Top 10- one of many expected to grace the shores in the next few months. A seal...

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Sunset from Maketu. By Morris Shaxon.
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