Foreign fishing crew nabbed for paua offending

Foreign merchant vessels are being warned that a zero tolerance approach will be taken to crew members who exploit our fisheries without regard to the rules. The Ministry for Primary Industries is concerned that despite being repeatedly provided with...... Read More

Fish & Game provide ‘how-to’ fishing knowledge

Fish & Game is providing a free talk and demonstration to improve anglers’ boat fishing skills and knowhow this summer. The event will again be held at Stoney Point Reserve, off Spencer Rd, Lake Tarawera on Sunday 6th of January, 2019. The...... Read More

Juniors to hone their skills in the sand and sea

More than 400 young water-smart Kiwis will be enjoying Mount Maunganui’s Omanu Beach this weekend at one of the first Surf Life Saving Eastern Region sport carnivals of the season. The Bay of Plenty Junior Championships will be held this Sunday...... Read More

Opotiki mussel farm to get $20m boost

An investment of more than $20m will be injected into the Eastern Bay of Plenty to help accelerate the development of aquaculture at one of the country’s largest deep water marine farms. The funds provided through the Provincial Growth Fund will...... Read More

Sailing day for the disabled

Sailability Tauranga is looking to make the most of the Bay of Plenty waters over the coming summer months. The group has already hit the water this season on Thursday December 13, as part of a pre-Christmas event. Usually the sailors use specially...... Read More

Record turnout for bar crossing training

Maketu Coastguard held another successful community bar crossing training event last Sunday. The event took place at the Kaituna Cut near Maketu with more than 80 boaties taking the opportunity to undertake training by the Maketu Coastguard crew on...... Read More

No pussyfooting on catfish programme

The catfish eradication programme is gathering pace as the weather improves and the holiday season nears. Catch rates over the winter were low, but concerns were raised several months ago with numbers of catfish at record levels in Lake Rotoiti. Some...... Read More

One week to have your say on proposed Marine Park

Public consultation on Council’s proposal to revoke recreation reserve status from an area of land at Marine Park, to enable the University of Waikato to establish a new marine research and educational facility, closes on Friday December 14 at...... Read More

Misjudged tidal flow compromises yacht departure

A yacht has collided with a wooden pile while departing from Bridge Wharf. Vessel Works manager Phil Wardale says its captain has spent the morning assessing the damage sustained to the vessel. “While departing to head back up to Auckland...... Read More

Sanford’s sale potentially affecting Tauranga jobs

New Zealand seafood company Sanford has announced it now has an unconditional agreement to sell its Tauranga based pelagic business to local company Pelco NZ Ltd. The assets included are three purse seine fishing vessels, processing equipment and pelagic...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Do you think free parking in the CBD on Saturdays will bring more business to retailers?

No it’s going to add to the parking problems
Yes and it should be extended throughout the week