A dramatic sea rescue took place on Friday 20 nautical miles offshore from Whitianga. Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter  Crew  were tasked by the Rescue Coordination Centre at approximately 11am on Friday to approximately 20 nautical miles offshore Whitianga to assist with the search and rescue of a male patient in his 20s suffering a medical […]

Recreational boat skipper, Maurice Kyle Johnson, has been convicted of causing ‘unnecessary danger’ under the Maritime Transport Act in the Hamilton District Court this week. The conviction was in relation to an incident at Raglan on 11 December last year when the boat Mr Johnson was skippering capsized, throwing himself and two crew into the […]

The opening of the new Kopu Marine Precinct is on target for May next year. Some 25 people representing interested parties, today heard that the project is going to plan and to budget. Thames Coromandel Mayor, Len Salt, in addressing those on site, said that the new development had the ability to establish 100 new […]

UPDATE 4:24pm   The boat belonging to a fisherman who has been reported missing near Whangapoua has been located.   At 2pm a private vessel came across the missing boat named Tubby, approximately 24 nautical miles off the coast of Whitianga. No one was located on board and the boat is in the process of […]

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