Corbin Hart secures Paralympic spot for NZ

Just ten months after he first sat in a kayak, Corbin Hart completed the first chapter of his inspirational journey by qualifying a New Zealand boat... Read More

ACT calls for scrapping marine fuel road tax

The ACT Party has called for road taxes to be scrapped from recreational boat-users marine fuel, with Transport spokesperson Simon Court launching a... Read More

Fish & Game issue poaching warning

Fish & Game insists it’s better and much cheaper to get a trout fishing or game bird hunting licence than ending up in court and paying a hefty... Read More

YWAM Koha returns to Tauranga

  Tauranga’s medical mission ship MV YWAM Koha returns to Tauranga harbour on Saturday following a successful tour of New Zealand.   “It... Read More

Home detention for selling illegal crayfish

A man who sold 97 illegally harvested crayfish on the black-market has been sentenced four months and two weeks home detention. Quentin Teremoana Hawkins,... Read More

Refuelling vessel to berth in Tauranga

  Tauranga’s seaport is the new home of a ship-refuelling vessel that will play a significant role in refuelling large vessels operating... Read More

Warning issued following great white shark killing

  Conservationists are “saddened” by what they suggest appears to be the taking of meat from a great white shark in Tauranga.   The... Read More

New Motiti Protection area date confirmed

A start date for the new Motiti Protection Area rules has been confirmed at Bay of Plenty Regional Councils Strategy and Policy meeting today. From... Read More

New requirements for vessels heading overseas

Yachting New Zealand have been working with Maritime New Zealand to clarify the process skippers must undertake to best prepare their vessels before... Read More

Fisherman lands a marlin the size of his boat

While most fishermen talk about the one that got away, Les Kerbel is still talking about the marlin, which was about the side of his boat that he landed. The... Read More

Swimmer comes face-to-face with orca pod

  A regular swim with some friends became “a dream come true” for ocean swimmer Steve Morris, when he came face-to-face with a pod... Read More

Scheme to monitor ocean acidity

  A joint NIWA and Department of Conservation project is extending New Zealand’s ocean acidification monitoring network to include marine... Read More

Happy yachties enjoy fast race to Tauranga

  A brisk headwind NE breeze of 19-25kts and a lumpy seaway faced competitors as they crossed the Hauraki Gulf in the Farmer Autovillage Auckland... Read More

Auckland ship congestion impacting Tauranga

More than ten ships are waiting to enter Tauranga Harbour to unload and pick up cargo.   The Port of Tauranga, NZ’s largest port and international... Read More

Residents left high and dry by old rules

A group of Whitianga Waterways residents is questioning the logic of an order to remove 34 docks and devices that are deemed to be non-complying structures. The... Read More