Golden glow for junior Eastern lifesavers

Six gold medals was a sweet way for Lucy Bartlett to sign off on her Eastern Region junior surf lifesaving career - now she has one more big carnival before hitting the senior ranks. Over a sun and swell-drenched Whangamata weekend, the 14-year-old...... Read More

‘Nationally critical’ seabirds killed on BOP coast

Recent deaths of threatened seabirds killed by a longline fishing vessel in the Bay of Plenty is highlighting the need for more to be done to avoid seabird bycatch. Five Antipodean albatrosses and one Gibson’s albatross were killed when they...... Read More

Danger signs as large swells batter BOP coast

People are being warned not to swim at Mount Main Beach as large swells continue to batter the east coast of New Zealand. The large swells are being caused by a tropical cyclone out in the North Eastern Pacific. NLSNZ National Lifesaving manager Allan...... Read More

SLSNZ warn about east coast beaches

Surf Life Saving New Zealand is urging people to be extremely careful on beaches along the eastern coast of New Zealand this week, due to a large swell caused by a tropical cyclone out in the north eastern pacific. NLSNZ National Lifesaving Manager,...... Read More

Lifeguards urging public to avoid Leisure Island

Reports are emerging that Leisure Island has been closed to the public due to large swells at Mount Main Beach. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says people are being told to leave the island immediately. "People are being evacuated...... Read More

Man wounded by stingray at Mount Beach

An Italian tourist has had an unwelcome Waitangi Day encounter with what it believed to be a stingray at the Mount beach this afternoon. The man suffered a large laceration to his lower leg while bodysurfing. Local surfer Colin McGonagle says he assisted...... Read More

Paua poachers plunder the Coromandel coast

Large scale and organised paua poaching around the Coromandel coast has been described as an act of shellfish selfishness by Coromandel MP Scott Simpson. Seven men are likely to be charged with overfishing and poaching undersized paua in the Coromandel...... Read More

Serious charges for excess and undersized paua

Ministry for Primary Industries’ fishery officers have had a busy summer in the Coromandel region with a number of patrols leading to the apprehension of several people who are likely to face serious charges under the Fisheries Act. Between 16...... Read More

Burling & Tuke start Olympic campaign in style

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke made a habit of winning in the last Olympic cycle and started their new campaign in style by taking out the Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta. They did it against arguably the strongest New Zealand 49er fleet ever, as well...... Read More

Tauranga golfers playing for Wish4Fish

A major fundraising venture for the Wish4Fish Charitable Trust tees off at Tauranga Golf Club today. The tournament is an ambrose team format of four players. The entry fee of $50 per person covers food and beverages on course, a donation to the Wish4Fish...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should the speed on SH2, between Katikati and Bethlehem, be reduced to 80km/h?