Maasdam cruises slowly into Tauranga

A passenger on board the Maasdam has reported that the cruise ship arrived into Tauranga this morning on only one engine. “We limped into Tauranga... Read More

Boat aground at base of Mauao spilling diesel

A walker on the Mauao base track has reported that the fishing vessel aground at the base of Mauao is now spilling diesel. “There’s no sign... Read More

Lack of wharf space leaves industry in hot water

Limited wharf access is crippling the marine industry in Tauranga say a local couple with a fishing vessel. Currently, there is one wharf with 5m of... Read More

Boat aground at base of Mauao

The Tauranga Harbour Master is responding to a report of a boat that has come aground at the base of Mauao this afternoon. “We were notified of... Read More

‘Respect the water’ this Auckland Anniversary week

With hot weather forecast for the long weekend and with people expected to head to the beaches, rivers and lakes in large numbers Water Safety New Zealand... Read More

Fanworm found during marine biosecurity survey

Biosecurity divers have discovered Mediterranean fanworm in their annual survey of marine pests at the inner harbour this week. The dive team from Bay... Read More

Petition launched to prevent fishing ban

  Motiti Island’s fisheries are at risk as local councils now have the power to apply fishing bans wherever they see fit, says National’s... Read More

New buoy to be installed off Bowentown

In the next couple of weeks a new wave buoy will be installed by Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s maritime team off Bowentown. “The buoy... Read More

Sirens sounding due to systems fault

Update 10.23pm: Civil Defence have sent out a text alert this evening to notify the public that the sirens sounding earlier were due to a fault and that... Read More

Public safety concerns due to cyclone swell

Surf Life Saving NZ is urging beachgoers to be extra vigilant next week if they are visiting the East Coast. Due to the low-pressure systems in the... Read More

A sunrise paddle to start the New Year and decade

It was the early hours of New Year’s Day. On the last day of the year I’d been working until well after midnight so was planning a sleep... Read More

Van catches on fire at port

A van at the Port of Tauranga caught on fire this afternoon and was quickly extinguished by fire fighters. The van reportedly caught fire around 12.45pm. ... Read More

Beware dangerous beach swells from ex-cyclone

Weatherwatch advises that Cyclone Tino which is heading towards Tonga today will churn up some New Zealand beaches early this week. “Tropical... Read More

Public east coast beach safety concerns

Surf Life Saving NZ is urging beach goers to be extra vigilant next week if they are visiting the East Coast. Due to the low pressure systems in the... Read More

Brandon Stone and the Bay Explorer

It was skipper Brandon Stone’s tip to a passenger enjoying a trip out with him on his boat ‘Bay Explorer’ that resulted in the overjoyed... Read More