Marine

Sailor to pay his respects at Gallipoli

A Waikato-born sailor says going to Gallipoli is a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage to honour a relative who died on his first day of battle. Able Electronic Warfare Specialist Simon Hollingsworth, from Te Aroha, successfully applied to attend the Gallipoli...... Read More

Eight mussel barges issued notices

Maritime New Zealand teamed up with Maritime Police to conduct health and safety inspections on 15 mussel barges in the Coromandel and Firth of Thames recently. The patrol boarded 15 of the 18 barges operating in the area over three days as crews worked,...... Read More

Girl rescued from harbour, man still missing

Police are continuing to look for a man after a 12 foot aluminium runabout was found adrift in the Manukau Harbour with no one on board. Police, Coastguard and a hovercraft from Airport Crash Rescue conducted a search and recovered an 8-year-old...... Read More

Most boaties following lifejacket laws

Nearly all boaties are following lifejacket rules according to data from the first national survey of its kind in New Zealand. The survey measured actual behavior of boaties observed on-the-water, and was based on surveys that included Bay of Plenty...... Read More

Wave safety call after near-drownings

A surfer who nearly drowned under the Hawea River Bridge earlier this month has joined with other concerned parties to get a rescue system put in place at the whitewater kayak park by the Camp Hill Road bridge. Milu Multhaup had a lucky escape when...... Read More

Boaties rescued from Tairua Bar

Two boaties have been rescued from the water just off the Tairua coastline this afternoon. Reports suggest the two boaties ended up in the water off the Coromandel Peninsula after their boat flipped on the Tairua Bar shortly before 12:40pm. “The...... Read More

The history of the orange roughy

The 1980s saw a gold rush on the high seas where New Zealand’s orange roughy fishery was so lucrative, it bankrolled the development of the New Zealand seafood industry. “So much roughy was being caught, that vessels were sunk in the process,”...... Read More

No charge for stranded Polish yachtsman

A Polish round-the-world solo yachtsman who had to be convinced to leave his damaged vessel in the south Pacific Ocean won't be charged for the rescue, Maritime New Zealand says. Gregor Wegrzyn, 64, set off an emergency beacon 2700 metres east...... Read More

Riding the storm’s fury

Will Gardner decided he wasn’t going to see his yacht, the Kittywake II, go down in the storm on Thursday night. Moored in Pilot Bay, near Tauranga, Will, with friend Tina Van Duijn paddled out to it in his kayak to make sure it stayed secure. When...... Read More

Body found off Tauranga coast

UPDATED 3.55PM: Police are awaiting the results of a forensic examination before they can identify the deceased. A police spokesperson says they were notified around 1.45pm today that a body had been found near Pudney Rocks off the Tauranga Coast....... Read More