Burling and Tuke awarded Lonsdale Cup

Kiwi sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have been awarded the prestigious Lonsdale Cup for 2020 following a dominant performance to retain their World... Read More

It‘s a slippery slope to the top for native fish

New Zealand’s native fish are doing their best to climb up ramps in a NIWA laboratory so scientists can learn how to better help them navigate our... Read More

No excuses for bending the rules, says Maritime NZ

  Council harbourmasters are teaming up with Maritime New Zealand to promote water safety as part of the ‘No Excuses’ campaign.     On... Read More

New rules for BOP boat ramp users

  New rules to stop the spread of aquatic pests across the Bay of Plenty come in to force this summer.   Boat ramp users now required to... Read More

PRADA Cup gets underway in Auckland

  Starting today, three challengers for the America’s Cup will compete for the first ever PRADA Cup and the right to meet Emirates Team New... Read More

Look for the flag -advice for Prada Cup spectators

People heading out on the water with commercial operators to see the Prada Cup yacht racing are being told to look for the flag. Maritime NZ has distributed... Read More

Fishing groups rally over lost rights

The reaction to three ‘no take’ fishing zones near Motiti Island has been significant. In the five weeks following the Environment Court’s... Read More

Hydrophone study shows NZ link for blue whales

New Zealand waters provide an important migratory route for the biggest animal to ever exist, the Antarctic blue whale, according to a new study. Hydrophones,... Read More

Person hospitalised after water incident in Maketu

A person is in hospital after a water incident in Maketu today. St John was called to the incident near Bledisloe Park Ave just after 11.30am, says... Read More

Repeated shark sightings closes Coromandel beach

Pauanui’s beach has been closed to swimmers after multiple sharks were spotted in the water there.   Beaches in the Coromandel and the Bay... Read More

Pauanui Beach closed due to shark sighting

The Pauanui Beach has been closed this afternoon to swimmers and surfers following a shark sighting. Lifeguards at the Trust Waikato Pauanui Surf Life... Read More

NIWA heads to Antarctica for climate research

NIWA’s flagship research vessel Tangaroa left yesterday on a six-week voyage to Antarctica, making it one of the few full scientific expeditions... Read More

Skinnies sunscreen partners with Surfing NZ

Skinnies will become the official sunscreen of Surfing New Zealand, helping to protect surfers at events around the country and supporting the development... Read More

Cockle and paua poachers caught by NZ Fishery

  Almost 3,000 cockles and 150 undersized pāua are back in the sea after successful interventions by the Ministry for Primary Industries and Police.   Fisheries... Read More

Meanwhile in Whitianga - piggy swims to market

A pig has been spotted swimming across the Whitianga harbour this morning. Claire and Brian Rogers were cruising down the harbour on their way out to... Read More