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Tauranga Coastguard crew members will hit the water this winter buoyant with an extra layer of GPS safety, thanks to one Tauranga law firm pledging financial assistance to the Coastguard's annual appeal month. This Sunday marks the sixth annual...

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The NZL Sailing Team has made a strong start at 2016 Sailing World Cup Hyeres Regatta holding the early lead in three of the ten Olympic class events being contested in France including the Finn, 49er and women's 470. Peter Burling and Blair Tuke,...

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A pod of Orca has been spotted in Tauranga. Resident Lisa Sutton filmed the orca as they swam in the harbour yesterday afternoon. A pod of Orca were spotted in Tauranga Harbour yesterday. Photo and video by Lisa Sutton. She took a video that shows the...

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The visiting HMNZS Hawea, one of New Zealand Navy's four inshore patrol vessels, is proving popular with locals, including kids. Currently the line of people waiting to get on board is back to Salisbury Gate. Ensign Michael Brown, an officer from...

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The rescue of boaties stranded on the Tairua-Pauanui bar has earned the Trust Waikato Pauanui Surf Life Saving Club two surf lifesaving awards. The rescue saw the Pauanui club win Surf Life Saving New Zealand's rescue of the month for the Eastern...

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A two-storey building weighing about 150 tonne has been towed into Tauranga Harbour this morning. The former base of operations for yacht syndicate Alinghi - during the 2003 America's Cup in Auckland - has been slated for demolition, which will...

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A helicopter was airborne and a yacht heading to the rescue of a family fishing group in a runabout in trouble on the Firth of Thames on Wednesday morning – but the group was actually arriving safely back at the boat ramp. The problem was none of...

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Brent Bourgeois is today paddle boarding to Mayor Island and, maybe, back again. The long term Mount resident set out from Tay Street at 7am and crossed the 38km of open sea to Tuhua before 2pm today, and then setting out to paddle around the island. Brent's...

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Peter Burling and Blair Tuke's ever extending lead in the 49er European Championships, being sailed in Barcelona this week, is the talking point of the competition. The pair are now 34 points in front with two days of the regatta remaining. The...

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A 12m wooden launch that sank in Mayor Island's South East Bay last Friday night has been salvaged and returned to Tauranga. Two people were on board when it ran into rocks and sank. The launch was raised with airbags and strops. Photos: Supplied. Tauranga...

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Autumn beauty. By Tracy Hardy. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz