In, on and under the water

For three days next month it will be a magnet for anyone and everyone in awe of spending leisure time in, on or under the water – the great playground of the Bay of Plenty. It’s the Tauranga Fishing and Boat Show at Baypark Arena –...... Read More

Waterfront sighting sparks safety reminder

A stingray sighted on Tauranga waterfront this week has sparked a reminder from experts on ways to respectfully share habitats with marine life. A video clip taken by a SunLive reader on Monday, shows the stingray swimming close to the shore near the...... Read More

POT sees strong cargo growth in first quarter

Port of Tauranga is reporting its first quarter trade volumes grew 8.3 per cent on the same period last year. From 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018, the Port handled more than 6.6 million tonnes of cargo. The increase was driven by log exports, which...... Read More

Boost for Lake McLaren trout stocks

Fish & Game has released hundreds of young trout into Lake McLaren and the Ruahihi Canal in the lower Kaimai Ranges – to boost the fishing stocks for local anglers. Lake McLaren has year-round fishing, with a bag limit of two trout and no...... Read More

Unmanned vessel mistaken for submarine

The mysteries of the deep – or at least Tauranga Harbour – have been revealed. A red submarine looking vessel spotted in the harbour on Monday has sparked a lot of intrigue from the public. The craft has been identified as not a submarine,...... Read More

Site considered for new marine facility

Tauranga City Council has agreed to support in principle to seek revocation of the recreation reserve status from an area of land at Marine Park. In a media statement, Tauranga City Council says this is to enable a potential long-term lease of the...... Read More

Checkpoint uncovers massive illegal paua haul

A joint Ministry for Primary Industries and NZ Police checkpoint in Taranaki has uncovered a massive illegal haul of paua, the majority of which were undersized. MPI fishery officers and Police stopped and inspected cars travelling on State Highway...... Read More

Crayfish crisis worries marine scientists

Auckland University scientists are calling for an expansion of the Cape Rodney-Okakari Point (Goat Island) Marine Reserve, to stop crayfish numbers dwindling to an all-time low. The university operates the Leigh Marine Laboratory, and the reserve was...... Read More

TV show puts spotlight on hot winter fishing

Most game fishermen in New Zealand are used to putting their gear away for winter, only to bring it out again in time for the summer run of marlin. But there’s a previously little-known winter sport fishery that’s quickly developing into...... Read More

Beached boat broke free from mooring

A boat beached on Pilot Bay had broken free of its mooring, says the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. The yacht was spotted on Pilot Bay yesterday afternoon. It sparked quite a bit of interest from people walking along the beach, with one person contacting...... Read More

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Unsafe drivers
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