Marine

Marine rescuers raring to go

Fiordland Marine Search and Rescue is gaining momentum, having secured funding and been called into action in less than a year since its establishment. What began years ago as an open water swim group is now a fully-operational search and rescue...... Read More

Family remember lost fisherman

Amanda Cuff knew something was wrong when she arrived at Duncan Bay and saw that her stepfather was nowhere to be found. She was just 14-years-old when Barry Wells went missing on Queen’s Birthday Weekend, 1999. Barry was meant to sail out...... Read More

Quake-damaged ramp re-opens

Civil Defence Minister Nathan Guy has officially re-opened the Coastguard ramp at Kaikoura harbour today, eight months after it was badly damaged in the November 2016 earthquake. “It’s great for the local community to have the ramp now...... Read More

Kiwi gunning for the triple crown

An Olympic gold medalist, winner of the America’s Cup, and now a possible winner at the Volvo Ocean Race in 2018, helmsman Blair Tuke could be the first sailor in history to receive a triple crown. New Zealand sailor Blair Tuke has been named...... Read More

Lifejackets help prevent tragedy on Wellington Harbour

Lifejackets have played a major role in preventing potential tragedy in two recent boating incidents on Wellington Harbour. At 11:44am today Police received a call from occupants of a 6 metre recreational catamaran (not 65 feet as previously reported)...... Read More

Experts working to benefit NZ’s marine biosecurity

A new technology with the ability to revolutionise the detection of invasive marine pests in New Zealand waters is now being trialled at 14 laboratories around the world. The global experiment follows an international workshop attended by 30 experts...... Read More

Translating the new boating rules

The Bay of Plenty Council’s changes to boating rules came into effect July 1, but some boat owners are in the dark as to what they’re required to do now. SunLive asked a local boatie for a layman’s translation. “Yes, you do...... Read More

Where the yachties come from

The real New Zealand yachties are nothing like the America’s Cup crew that has been featuring in the 35th cup challenge in Bermuda recently, according to Maritime NZ Statistics. The numbers show real New Zealand yachties are mostly old men. They...... Read More

Welcoming home Emirates Team New Zealand

The America’s Cup is on is back in Auckland after Emirates Team New Zealand crushed the defenders 7-1 on the Great Sound in Bermuda. Hundreds, if not thousands, of people are expected to gather in Queen Street, Auckland for the Emirates...... Read More

‘Voice of Kaipara’ steps down

After a total of 35 years listening out for boaties on the Kaipara Harbour, a dedicated North Kaipara Coast Guard volunteer will be hanging up her radio microphone. Dorothy Quaife has spent decades manning the VHF radio from her home at Paparoa, diligently...... Read More