Marine

Fatal water incident in Raglan

A child who went missing in the water off Raglan this afternoon has died. Coastguard and Police were called to the incident at about 3.30pm. A rescue helicopter was deployed to conduct an aerial search of the area. The child was found in the harbour...... Read More

‘No Excuses’ in Kaikoura for speeding boaties

Kaikoura boaties will have more than whales to look out for this Thursday and Friday. Staff from Environment Canterbury and Maritime NZ will be on NZ Police launch Lady Elizabeth IV off the Kaikoura coast checking boaties’ lifejacket wearing and...... Read More

Glass eel ear bones could reveal migration patterns

The ear bones of tiny eels might hold clues to their largely secret life. They might also reveal answers about their migratory habits from New Zealand rivers across vast areas of the ocean, and the effects of climate change in the ocean, a Niwa freshwater...... Read More

Rule reminder after close call in Tauranga Harbour

Very lucky! This is the title of the latest post on the Bay of Plenty Regional Council Facebook page. This is in response to a video which shows a boat in the path of a cruise ship in Tauranga Harbour last year. The video shows a boat, which looks...... Read More

Watch: Rescuers save two dolphins trapped in Wellington bay

A group of friends scrambled down a rocky cliff face to rescue dolphins stranded on rocks in Wellington yesterday. Melissa Prowse told Summer Report she and her friends were watching a big pod of about 50 dolphins play and feed near Houghton Bay...... Read More

Don’t spread freshwater pests

With an increased number of people using the region’s lakes, rivers and streams over the hot summer months, Otago Regional Council and the Ministry for Primary Industries are reminding residents and visitors to clean their equipment between...... Read More

Mount Mauler - little bug or little jellyfish?

The thought of it may leave your skin crawling, but one thing is for certain, it’s the topic on everyone’s mind when summer comes around. The notorious creature nicknamed the ‘Mount mauler’ has been spoiling beach days in the...... Read More

Record entries two weeks out from Sailing Week

With two weeks to go until New Zealand’s biggest and best-loved multi-day sailing regatta, CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week, organisers are again predicting a record breaking year in terms of entry numbers. The entry list for the event, which...... Read More

Two ends of the spectrum at surfing champs

It was all about the youth and the seniors on day three of the Health 2000 National Surfing Championships 2019 held at Mokotuna, Taranaki. Surfers as young as nine and as old as 70 took to the waves which were a solid 1.5m at times, with moderate cross-onshore...... Read More

Large-scale search for fisherman at Bethells Beach

A large-scale search for a missing fisherman at Bethells Beach is continuing, with Search and Rescue teams, life guards and the Police helicopter involved in efforts to find him. Korean man Myung Kang went missing at the beach on Saturday January 5. His...... Read More