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

Paua poachers banned from fishing

Two repeat paua poachers have been banned from fishing, both for three years. A Lower Hutt man and a Napier man were sentenced last week, in unrelated... Read More

A historic ‘sail past’ for TYPBC's 100th year

It's a perfectly fine afternoon for members of the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club – TYPBC – as they enjoy a historic ‘Sail... Read More

Blind swimmer competing in Mount ocean swim race

Being blind is no barrier to a Hamilton woman who is swimming in the NZ Ocean Swim Series at Mount Maunganui today. Shannon Cleave, age 42, has been... Read More

Bringing the world’s biggest boats to Tauranga

  The world’s largest sailing catamaran is currently docked at Vessel Works in Tauranga Moana, where it is undergoing a three-week refit.   The... Read More

Tauranga expert to talk about drugs from the sea

World-leading Tauranga marine scientist Professor Chris Battershill will be speaking about the importance of ocean biodiversity and the sustainable management... Read More

Great white caught on camera breaching BOP water

A fisherman reeling in a feed for his 21st off the Bay of Plenty coast has captured something that’ll last much longer than a bin full of fish. Josh... Read More

Fisherman fined $13k for not protecting seabirds

  The former master of a Hawke's Bay fishing vessel has been fined $13,000 for not deploying seabird protection equipment while long-lining... Read More

Bringing the world‘s biggest boats to Tauranga

The world’s largest sailing catamaran is currently docked at Vessel Works in Tauranga Moana where it is undergoing a three-week refit.   The... Read More

Sustainability measures set new fishing limits

Fisheries New Zealand has today announced changes to catch limits for 14 fish stocks and the introduction of a full year-round closure to harvesting... Read More

More testing after Bonamia ostreae find in oysters

Biosecurity New Zealand will begin further testing of oysters from Foveaux Strait, near Stewart Island, after three wild oysters from a small area in... Read More

Orca sighting stuns Mount fisherman

A Mount Maunganui fisherman is stunned after seeing a pod of orca in the harbour. Koos Joubert was heading back to Sulphur Point after a rough morning... Read More

Opotiki Harbour dredging trial explained

The contractor behind the build of the new Opotiki Harbour entrance is reaching out to the public to explain what they are doing. HEB Construction recently... Read More

Raw mussel consumption warning

  A recent spike in Vibrio parahaemolyticus cases is prompting a raw mussel warning from New Zealand Food Safety.   The organisation is... Read More