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Good morning and welcome to Saturday. Kia harikoa. Kaua e manukanuka. Kia hari to whanau me o hoa. Today the weather is expected to be fine with westerlies... Read More

Another survivor rescued from missing freighter

  Japanese rescue crews have found another survivor from a live export ship that sank off the country's south-west on Wednesday.   Authorities... Read More

Cameras rolled out further across fishing fleet

New government support will enable on-board cameras to be rolled out further across the inshore fishing fleet, says Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash. “Wider... Read More

Live cattle exports temporarily suspended - MPI

The Ministry for Primary Industries has temporarily suspended consideration of cattle livestock export applications. It follows the disappearance of a... Read More

Flags fly for Merchant Navy Day in Tauranga

On September 3 1939 the first British merchant ship was sunk, just hours after the Second World War began. September 3 has since become Merchant Navy... Read More

Pair plucked from life raft after launch sinks

Two people in a life raft have been rescued by crew on a brand new Coastguard vessel south-east of Mayor Island this afternoon. A brother and sister... Read More

On-water boating safety campaign hits record high

Maritime NZ’s No Excuses on-water compliance campaign has reached new heights, with a record-breaking 4,208 on-water interactions with boaties... Read More

Charges laid in stranded log carrier case

Maritime NZ has filed one charge each against the master and chief engineer of the log carrier Funing, which grounded near the Tauranga Harbour entrance... Read More

Funing in port after propeller and rudder damage

Sharp-eyed SunLive readers have noticed today that the Funing, which is berthed at Mount Maunganui, appears to have its stern raised and its bow lowered.... Read More

World-first cranes arrive in Tauranga

ISO's world-first and industry leading cranes made their way into Port of Tauranga yesterday. Tauranga-headquartered port logistics company ISO... Read More

Lovebirds on the YWAM Koha

When driving over the Tauranga harbour bridge I often look down at the YWAM Koha ship berthed at the end of the dock. It was due to sail to the Pacific... Read More

Magnitude 5.2 quake strikes off coast of BOP

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake has struck off the coast of the Bay of Plenty early this morning. The quake hit 120km north-east of Whangamata at 3.47am. It... Read More

Man arrested after an attempt to flee by sea

A man took to the sea off Papamoa Beach early this evening in an attempt to evade a Police arrest. His efforts failed, as he was located by the TECT... Read More

Study uncovers more causes of coral bleaching

Increased nutrients in the ocean can accelerate coral bleaching caused by high sea temperatures, according to new research from University of Waikato Marine... Read More

One person has died at Okere Falls today

Police have confirmed that a person has died at Okere Falls near Rotorua today.   Police were advised at about 11.12am that a person was in difficulty... Read More