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

Coastguard swamped with demand

Every year, nearly 7000 New Zealanders – 19 a day on average – are brought home safely from New Zealand seas, lakes and rivers after an emergency. This prevents 18,000 children from losing their mum or dad, 11,000 grandparents from losing...... Read More

Boaties behaving more safely, says Maritime NZ

New research released today shows recreational boaties are behaving more safely but Maritime NZ is warning them not to slip up on their good work this summer. Lifejacket wearing behaviour is steady. In addition more boaties are checking the weather,...... Read More

Maketu Coastguard wins big

Members of the Maketu Coastguard won big at last night’s 2018 Coastguard National Awards of Excellence, held in Wellington. The volunteer crew walked away with two awards, including Coastguard National Unit of the year and Community Relations...... Read More

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Unsafe drivers
The road needs improving
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