Marine

Caution advised for Mount swimming spot

Pilot Bay is among the popular Western Bay of Plenty swimming spots that swimmers are either advised to visit with caution or avoid. Land, Air, Water Aotearoa has compiled a map of swimming spots across the country, using available data to determine...... Read More

Caughey braces for SuperBoat Grand Finale

Spectators to the MouthFresh SuperBoats class at the Altherm Window Systems Jetsprint Championship final round in New Plymouth, will be treated to some explosive performance when the top SuperBoats hit the track today. The methanol-snorting...... 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...... Read More

Tauranga rowers excel at Maadi

The Tauranga Girls College Rowing squad has excelled at the New Zealand Secondary School Champs held at Lake Ruataniwha in Twizel.   With 2089 students competing from 120 schools across New Zealand, the regatta was one of the largest many of...... Read More

Bridges: Government slowing NZ down

National Party leader Simon Bridges believes the current government is dismantling New Zealand’s strong economy with poor policies. He says latest Infometrics economic forecasts support his claims. “Infometrics is saying growth will slow...... Read More

Timaru Port blaze still being extinguished

Firefighters are working to extinguish the remaining flames on board a ship in Timaru’s Harbour, five days after the initial blaze broke out. The fire broke out about 9pm on Monday night, and crews have been working around the clock since to fully...... Read More

Power boat skipper fined for collision

The skipper of a power boat that ran into a recreational fishing vessel, causing it to capsize, has been convicted and fined $5200 in the Auckland District Court. Tide Rider skipper Jason Frost was on-board his seven metre boat with his nine-year-old-son...... Read More

Petroleum industry to get on board with transition

The Council of Trade Unions is heartened by yesterday’s announcement from the Government of a just transition for those in the oil and gas industries, but disappointed that the petroleum industry appears unwilling to face facts. CTU Secretary...... 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....... Read More

Boats blown ashore in Mount Maunganui

Strong winds are showing their presence with pair of catamarans being blown up on Pilot Bay, Mount Maunganui. A SunLive reader emailed in a photo of the two yachts blocking The Mall in Pilot Bay. "It was kinda funny, all the boys that were on...... Read More