Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Survey of Bowentown Bar identifies changes


Survey of Bowentown Bar identifies changes in best place to cross


For immediate release: 21 December 2012

The Tauranga Harbour Master has carried out a survey of the Bowentown Bar area and identified some significant changes to the shape and extent of the outer banks of the bar.

The survey, which was carried out in November, highlights changes that have occurred since last year, and which will affect the routes taken to cross the bar.

The southernmost route, which passes close to Matakana, has now shoaled and is no longer recommended for use. The two yellow buoys still indicate the best route, although the Harbour Master will be moving the seaward buoy 300-400 m to the SE in order to avoid boats running too close to the northern shoals. Minimum depths of between 2.4-2.6 m can be expected over the outer shoals when using this route.

Jennifer Roberts, Tauranga Harbour Master said the bar is constantly changing so carrying out this survey on a regular basis allows us to make informed recommendations to the public about the safest places to cross.

“With assistance from the local coastguard we will continue to monitor the bar, particularly after storms and heavy rainfall, so we can inform people about any changes and help reduce the risks associated with crossing the bar.”

For more information contact the Waihi Beach Coastguard on VHF channel 16 or 85, or phone 07 863 4477.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Back Again: Government Approves TPP11 Mandate

The Government has approved a negotiating mandate for Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP11), which will ensure New Zealand businesses remain competitive in overseas markets.

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes possible to the original TPP agreement, something that the remaining TPP11 countries have agreed on. More>>

ALSO:

.

 
 

Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>

ALSO:

Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>

ALSO:

Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty: Agreement In Principle Signed With Moriori

“The Crown acknowledges Moriori was left virtually landless from 1870, hindering its cultural, social and economic development. The Crown also acknowledges its contribution to the myths that the people of Moriori were racially inferior and became extinct." More>>

ALSO:

Susan Devoy: Call For Inquiry Into State Abuse Reaches UN

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is in Geneva and has asked a United Nations committee to urge the New Zealand government to initiate an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions. More>>

ALSO:

(Not National): Cross-Party Agreement On Pike River Re-Entry

The commitment was signed this afternoon by the leaders of Labour, United Future, The Maori Party, and the Green Party and, together with the earlier commitment by New Zealand First, means that there is now a Parliamentary majority behind the families’ fight for truth and justice. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog