More warnings issued over toxic algal bloom

Beachgoers are being warned to avoid the water in a Bay of Plenty estuary where potentially toxic algae are blooming. The health warning was issued on Friday August 17, for the Waihi Estuary in Pukehina, with Dr Neil de West, Medical Official of Health...... Read More

Ban on whitebaiting causing fears

A commercial ban on whitebait would force trade into a black market, a fishing group says. But other recreational whitebaiters believe it is the greed from money that can be made from selling whitebait that is spoiling the fishery. According to the...... Read More

New spots for Kaituna whitebaiters

As fishermen settle in to their new spots for boat launching and surf casting since the temporary closure of Ford Road, whitebait fishers are being advised to do the same. Access to Ford’s Cut, along Ford Road, has been closed since August 1...... Read More

Tauranga hosts largest international marine group

Tauranga is playing host to the final INTERCOAST forum, a major international coastal marine research collaboration and exchange programme between the University of Waikato and Bremen University in Germany, next week. INTERCOAST (Integrated Coastal...... Read More

DOC warning about seals

Recent seal sightings at Mount Main Beach has led to Department of Conservation issuing a warning for the public. During the weekend DOC received a number of calls on their hot line about the seal that had been spotted on Moturiki Island. SunLive...... Read More

Caring for our coasts

Contractors have been spotted doing their bit to preserve the beauty of Moturiki Island. Full Circle crew members were spotted planting at the island earlier this week by Rosalie Liddle Crawford, during filming for SunLive’s daily sunrise video. Tauranga...... Read More

Wounded seal on Mount beach

A baby seal has been found on Mount Main Beach with what is believed to be a gash in its side. Mount Maunganui resident Rosalie Liddle Crawford is down on the beach this morning and says she can see the seal lying at the entrance of Moturiki/Leisure...... Read More

Tauranga sailor has ’worst race of the year’

Golfers often talk about moving day at big tournaments when some roar into contention and others falter and many were left with a similar impression at the sailing world championships in Aarhus today. Sam Meech had what he described as his worst race...... Read More

GRAPHIC: DOC keeping open mind about seal deaths

The Department of Conservation is keeping an open mind about how more than 40 New Zealand fur seals/kekeno died, after their bodies were found on a remote bay in Banks Peninsula. Christchurch Operations Manager Andy Thompson says DOC was alerted to...... Read More

Volunteers help disabled get on the water

Tauranga’s Sailability is looking to boost their supporter numbers to help them get more people with disabilities on the water. The volunteer-based charitable trust offers opportunities to members of the disabled community to experience the ‘adventure...... Read More

Opinion Poll

What do you think about businesses rejecting people’s job applications if they have tattoos?

I think it’s fine. Companies should be able to do what is right for their business.
They shouldn’t be able to discriminate someone for having tattoos.
I guess it depends where the tattoo is.