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Two epic shipwrecks... why dive with anyone else!?
With plenty of wildlife and historical shipwrecks to explore, diving in the Bay of Islands is essential on your to do list! Read More >

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Bay of Islands Latest News

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Rainbow Warrior, New Zealand
Bombed by French government saboteurs in Auckland harbour in July 1985, the Greenpeace boat Rainbow Warrior was later refloated and scuttled off beautiful Matauri Bay in New Zealand’s Northland. Coated in colourful corals and populated by goatfish, moray eels and other fish, the Rainbow Warrior sits upright in 25m of water, wedged into the sandy ocean floor. Anemones, sponges and algae of all colours cling to the wreck; in its grave the Rainbow Warrior is far more rainbow than warrior

> Read full Article on the Telegraph's website

The New Zealand Shark Alliance

Over 1/3 of the world has banned shark finning, New Zealand hasn't. The NZSA'sgoal is ban shark finning in New Zealand waters!
> Read full Article on forestandbird's website

Marlin boycott gains support

A bid to ban marlin from restaurant menus in New Zealand is gaining momentum, with a leading recreational fishing group adding its weight to the calls. New Zealand's oldest fishing club, the Bay of Islands Swordfish Club, started the nationwide campaign to help protect declining stocks of the fish, which it says are being ravaged by commercial fishing. It has been joined by the the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council, which at its annual meeting backed a move to urged consumers not to buy marlin products and tell retailers and restaurants to take it off their menus. On Friday, President Barack Obama signed into law the Billfish Conservation Act, which bans imports of all billfish, including marlin, into the United States.
> Read full Article on the NZ Herald Website

Time to pick the hot tourist gems

Some hidden New Zealand tourist gems are to be exposed to the scrutiny of the world in a new official list of the nation's 101 must-see attractions. 
While the likes of stunning Mitre Peak and awesome Milford Sound will take some toppling from Automobile Association's Top 101, the public now has the chance to vote on which hot new destinations will join them and which tired and stale destinations will miss out. Have you gamboled through the goblin forest on Mt Taranaki, peered into an old prison in Napier or sniffed out a cheese roll in Dunedin? These are among the candidates that could make their debut, but for every destination added, an old one must be taken off.
> Read full Article on the NZ Herald Website

Bay of Islands Country Rock Festival a hit

Use it or lose it, country music fans were told -- and use it they did. The Bay of Islands Country Rock Festival, held over the weekend in Paihia, Russell and Haruru Falls, drew an estimated 1800 people from as far away as Invercargill and Australia. With sponsorship and ticket sales hit in recent years by the economic downturn, Pakaraka farmer Shirley May -- who has organised every one of the 23 festivals to date -- had warned country fans that the 2012 festival could be the last if the event wasn't well supported. While ticket sales fell short of the 2000 target, the estimated turnout of 1800 was still a few hundred up on last year and enough to ensure the event's survival.
> Read full Article on the Northern Advocate Website

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Highly recommend Paihia Dive.... did the Cantebury and Bird Rock with Paihia Dive and it was fantastic!!! Thanks for the great day!!! 

- Cheers, Sue B


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