Marine

Shark attack survivor faces more surgery

The Whangarei surfer who survived a great white shark bite faces a second round of surgery on Sunday to determine the damage to his arm. Andrew "Nugget" Brough, 25, was attacked by the shark around 6pm on Friday at Baylys Beach near Dargaville. Andrew...... Read More

Body recovered from water in Queenstown

The Police National Dive Squad has recovered a body from Frankton Marina, around 12.30 this afternoon. Formal identification is underway, however the body is thought to be that of 63-year-old Queenstown man Alan Wilson, who was last heard from on...... Read More

Police remind boaties to notify them

Police want to remind people using vessels on the water that they need to alert them if they get into trouble. At around 6.30pm last night, police in Nelson received a report that there was an overturned boat in the water near Cable Bay. The person...... Read More

Hands-on wānanga for coastal health

About 40 Western Bay of Plenty schoolchildren have joined Waikato University scientists, Manaaki Te Awanui, NIWA, DoC and iwi experts for hands-on lessons in marine biosecurity. The students gathered at Tauranga Bridge Marina to check pest crab traps...... Read More

165 Sailboats start PIC Coastal Classic today

The PIC Coastal Classic yacht race gets underway this morning, with 165 sailing boats starting off Auckland’s Devonport Wharf, bound for Russell in the bay of islands. With starts from 9:30am, The fleet is expecting east north east winds of 5-10...... Read More

POT sees strong cargo growth in first quarter

Port of Tauranga is reporting its first quarter trade volumes grew 8.3 per cent on the same period last year. From 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018, the Port handled more than 6.6 million tonnes of cargo. The increase was driven by log exports, which...... Read More

Unmanned vessel mistaken for submarine

The mysteries of the deep – or at least Tauranga Harbour – have been revealed. A red submarine looking vessel spotted in the harbour on Monday has sparked a lot of intrigue from the public. The craft has been identified as not a submarine,...... Read More

Auckland Police deploying new Jet Ski

Those out and about on the water across Auckland this Labour weekend may be surprised to see a member of our Police Maritime Unit up close and personal as we deploy our new Jet Ski. The Jet Ski will allow the officer operating the PWC (personal watercraft)...... Read More

Crayfish crisis worries marine scientists

Auckland University scientists are calling for an expansion of the Cape Rodney-Okakari Point (Goat Island) Marine Reserve to stop crayfish numbers dwindling to an all-time low. The university operates the Leigh Marine Laboratory, and the reserve was...... Read More

Checkpoint uncovers massive illegal paua haul

A joint Ministry for Primary Industries and NZ Police checkpoint in Taranaki has uncovered a massive illegal haul of paua, the majority of which were undersized. MPI fishery officers and Police stopped and inspected cars travelling on State Highway...... Read More