NZ sailors see the light at Genoa World Cup Series

Light winds once again plagued the Hempel World Cup Series regatta in Genoa but there was just enough action for Isaac McHardie and William McKenzie... Read More

Water warning for boaties this Easter

  A few simple checks before hitting the water this Easter weekend could save boaties from a raft of problems, says the Coastguard.   The... Read More

Frustrating day at Genoa World Cup Series

It was a day of delays and deferrals as light winds plagued the second day of racing at the Hempel World Series regatta in Genoa. Alex Maloney and Tauranga's... Read More

Ninety jet skis circle Matakana

Action Sports Direct hosted a social jetski lap around Matakana Island on Sunday. Jet ski owners met on Sunday morning at the Sulphur Point boat ramp... Read More

Company fined $62k, with three year fishing ban

A commercial fishing company formerly owned by the Hawke's Bay D'Esposito family has been banned from fishing for three years and fined $62,000... Read More

White Island Tours welcomes new vessel

  White Island Tours in the Bay of Plenty has welcome a new vessel.   Te Puia Whakaari, a new boat for Ngāti Awa tourism business, is a... Read More

New Zealand Finn sailors to the fore in Palma

Andy Maloney and Josh Junior are aiming for a one-two finish at the Princess Sofia Regatta in Palma and the Kiwi pair have made a strong start after... Read More

‘Plankton to poo’ whales stick to favourite foods

Genetic analysis of the poo of a population of Bryde’s whales that live year-round in the Hauraki Gulf shows the mammals are not very flexible... Read More

NZ sailors make good start in Palma

The New Zealand contingent at the Princess Sofia Regatta in Palma made a good start, with four crews inside the top four of their classes, but no racing... Read More

Misjudgement causes boat to overturn

Misjudgement of the channel at Maketu prompted an emergency callout on Saturday evening. Just after 7pm, the call came in to coastguard from the... Read More

Overturned boat recovered from Maketu bar

Two people had to be rescued by the Maketu Coastguard after the boat they were in overturned in the weekend. In a post on the Maketu Facebook page... Read More

Person falls from boat near Little Waihi

Reports of a person falling from a boat near Little Waihi sparked an emergency services callout.   Emergency services, including police and coastguard,... Read More

Plans to close BOP river gorges following deaths

After two deaths and at least one near miss on the lower Kaituna River, Bay of Plenty Regional Harbourmaster Peter Buell has announced his intention... Read More

Marine pests prompts hull cleaning rule rethink

The Bay of Plenty public are being asked for their views on whether a single set of vessel hull cleaning rules should be developed to help stop the spread... Read More

Coastguard called to help police with naked man

Police called in the Maketu Coastguard to help them with a naked man this afternoon. A man seen running from officers in the estuary sparked the afternoon... Read More