Marine

Boat found in Bowentown search

An upturned boat has been found in the area where police are searching for a fisherman missing after three people were tipped out of a boat on the Bowentown Bar last night. A 28-year-old man and a 10-year-old boy were found alive on the shore last night...... Read More

Search for fisherman near Waihi Beach

A search is under way for a fisherman missing off Bowentown Harbour in Western Bay of Plenty. The 24-year-old man from Rotorua was in a party of three people who were fishing yesterday evening. Police were alerted after 11pm when two members of the...... Read More

Distress beacons save yachtsmen

Both solo-yachtsman whose vessels were badly damaged north of New Zealand at the weekend have been rescued successfully because they had distress beacons. Weather conditions had been bad, with winds up to 50 knots and five metre waves. Rescue Coordination...... Read More

More trout for anglers

Anglers in the Bay of Plenty will soon have a few hundred more trout to target on their doorstep. Fish and Game officers have released 700 trout into Lake McLaren and the Ruahihi Canal. Fish and Game Officer Lloyd Gledhill says the release...... Read More

NZ yachtsman rescued in rough seas

A New Zealander has been picked up from his life raft in three metre seas and 30 knot winds after his yacht sunk off the coast of Norfolk Island. A Defence Force Hercules aircraft and a commercial fishing boat were called into help search for the man...... Read More

Enhancing NZ fishery management

New Zealand fisheries’ Quota Management System is being presented as an international example by a prominent US-based conservation group.   Thelong established Nature Conservancy, one of the world’s largest conservation organisations...... Read More

Body of missing diver found

The Police National Dive Squad has this evening recovered the body of the diver who was reported missing off the coast of Makara, in Wellington. The man’s family have been notified and are requesting privacy at this time. "Police would like...... Read More

NZ Air Force joins search for missing Kiribati fishermen

The New Zealand Air Force has joined a search for three missing Kiribati fishermen who have been missing in the Pacific Ocean for more than five days. The men, aged 25, 27 and 30 years old, were last seen leaving Betio Island, the largest town of South...... Read More

International yachts face biosecurity checks

International yachts arriving in Northland this summer will face additional biosecurity checks by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). MPI is teaming up with New Zealand Customs and the NZDF focusing on...... Read More

Whale-saving invention ready for summer

A woman who witnessed a whale stranding on Farewell Spit has developed an invention with her husband that aims to help save the lives of struggling whales. For Deb Ward the sound of stranded whales struggling to survive was part of growing up beside...... Read More