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Big swells push 30 foot launch ashore received numerous reports of bigger than usual tides and waves yesterday along the North Island’s east coast as ex-cyclone Bune’s sea effects were finally felt.

Reports came in from eastern beaches of Northland, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay throughout Wednesday, peaking last night.

In Bay of Plenty large swells appear to have been responsible for washing a 30-foot launch ashore.

The boat’s stuck on its side on the beach at Pilot Bay.

Bay of Plenty Harbourmaster Karl Magazanovic says efforts will made to re-float the launch this evening at high tide.

He says the boat doesn’t appear to be damaged.

– with Briony Sowden, NewstalkZB

Homepage image / File, the weather may have been calm but yesterday the sea wasn anything but / Taylor Shea


bob the builder on 31/03/2011 7:06am

A big thank you to all those who found and were looking after our water girl, who decided to sun bath on the pilot bay beach front today. She has a bit of sun burn on her under side but other than that she is ok. She is now safe on her mooring.

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