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Student finds passion for ocean life

From an early age, Fenna Beets was determined to be a scientist – although exactly what type of scientist has evolved from her initial aspirations as a five year old. “Pursuing a science-based career was always a given for me,” she... Read More

Hannaford’s Wharf upgrade gets underway

Work starts this week to upgrade Hannaford's Wharf - a popular tourist gateway to the Coromandel as the connector for the 360 Ferry between Auckland and the region. The upgrade will improve access to the jetty and create a shelter area for charter... Read More

Junior Black Fins named

Surf Life Saving New Zealand has announced a team of 12 Youth athletes who will represent New Zealand at the 2018 Lifesaving World Championships. Known as the Junior Black Fins, the team consists of 12 athletes; six male and six female. Held every two... Read More

A plea on behalf of the little blues

Nature is conspiring against the little blue penguin like it hasn't done in many years. The birds are dying en masse and local wildlife workers have been left feeling stressed, demoralised and saddened. “A combination of events has led to... Read More

Wind gusts break ship’s lines

Winds gusting across the Port of Tauranga Sulphur Point container terminal last night snapped mooring lines on the container ship Carsten Maersk, which was alongside the wharf. The winds gusting at more than 110km/h blew the aft end of the fully laden... Read More

Nature gives little blues a pounding

A combination of events has caused the biggest die-off of penguins in our waters for many years. Western Bay Wildlife Trust has had 58 calls in the last fortnight. All of the penguins were dead or had died within a short time of arriving on land. By... Read More

Seal visits North Rock at Mauao

Tauranga resident Carole Meredith came across a kekeno, or New Zealand fur seal, today while walking around Mauao. The seal had come ashore near North Rock on the ocean side of Mauao. “I was walking around the Mount when a man stopped me and said... Read More

Medals on the agenda for Kiwi sailors

Tauranga sailor Sam Meech has guaranteed himself a medal at the Princess Sofia regatta in Palma and three other New Zealand boats will be fighting for a podium finish on the final day of the event tonight. Meech is virtually assured of silver in the... Read More

Nacra pair revel in breeze

The wind made its presence felt on the third day of the Princess Sofia Regatta in Palma, and lifted the fortunes of a handful of New Zealand sailors as they made their moves. Liv Mackay and Micah Wilkinson revelled in the 18-20 knots wind and steep waves... Read More

Skippers fined over collision

Skippers involved in the collision between two boats in Pilot Bay on March 16 have been fined by the harbourmaster, say police. “This incident could have had a tragic outcome and is a timely reminder to boaties to always maintain a safe lookout... Read More

Opinion Poll

What facilities do you think Tauranga needs?

A large performing arts centre/conference hub
A 50m swimming pool
An outdoor sports and events stadium
A museum
None of the above
All of the above

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Jack-o-lantern in the sunrise. Halloween’s come early this year! Photo: Nicholle Roberson.

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