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

Waikato Regional Council tips for summer boating

Wearing a lifejacket helps prevent drowning, but if you can’t call for help then no  one can rescue you. Waterproof communication tools are one of the most essential things to take boating to increase your chances of survival when faced...... Read More

The secrets of salt

All the experts tell us the best way to keep your  fish fresh, is to immediately plunge it into  a slurry of salt ice. By the time you get home, the fish flesh will have set, be easy to fillet and the goodness and taste retained to the maximum. The...... Read More

Changing view with new generation masks

I wasn’t looking for a new dive mask when I sauntered into the Whitianga Dive Zone to deliver the latest Waterline mags. But I left with the best mask I’ve ever laid eyes on. No one’s asked me to write this review; I just have to...... Read More

The Kirribilli Incident

“A yacht lies stricken on rocks near Whangarei …” March 18, 2018. It was around 5 pm, and I had just poured an Appletons and ginger beer for my wife and my daughter, and a Captain Morgan and Coke for myself. We were tucked into...... Read More

The gannet protocol

It’s that time of the year when fishos are fizzing at the gills at the sight of a workup on the ocean surface. Birds in a frenzy in the sky, predator fish in a frenzy from the depths, and bait fish in a panic in the middle. Who would want to...... Read More

Evinrude since 1909

In 2019 Evinrude celebrates it’s 110-year history and it is quite a story. In 1906 a young man in pursuit of love faced a daunting challenge; how to prevent ice-cream from melting when trying to impress his girlfriend. Rowing simply did not do...... Read More

Veerle and Max ready for boardsailing breakthrough

It’s been a year of moving onwards and upwards for Tauranga’s windsurfing whizkids Veerle ten Have and Max van der Zalm despite disappointment at October’s Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. The pair flew to Argentina with their...... Read More

A special day for Late A Gain

Old salts, like fishermen, like nothing better than the chance to get together and tell a few tall tales. So that’s just what the ‘birthday’ celebrations for well-known Tauranga trailer-sailer Late A Gain in February are all about. Current...... Read More

Foiling fanatics kite up coast in yacht race

In an event reserved for the prestigious yachting community, two Ozone New Zealand kite foilers set themselves an ambitious goal and unofficially took part in the PIC Coastal Classic yacht race from Devonport, Auckland to Russell. Ozone co-founder...... Read More




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