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Third time lucky for Kaitaia

Third time lucky for Kaitaia

Sweet Success for 3rd time lucky Kaitaia College This year marks the 10th anniversary for the Taitokerau Tallship Challenge. It’s a special milestone for this leadership voyage which is jointly sponsored by Northpower and Top Energy. Weather played an important part...

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Welcome to our new cadet

Welcome to our new cadet

We are delighted to welcome Tiaho Morgan Edwards on board our good ship! Tiaho is our second cadet who joins us for a 12 month period to learn the ropes and end up at the end of his year with a qualification which will enable him to get a job in the Maritime Industry....

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Sailing on to opportunity

Sailing on to opportunity

The R. Tucker Thompson has presented this year‘s Tucker Lewis award to Tiahorangi Morgan Edmonds, a 16 year old Bream Bay College student. The Tucker Lewis award is presented by the Trust to individuals who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the Trust in terms...

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Pirate ship finds Gold

Pirate ship finds Gold

The R. Tucker Thompson has been assessed by Qualmark under the new, more stringent criteria and has been awarded Qualmark Gold for their organisation. Since being wholly owned by Tourism New Zealand, the Qualmark criteria have undergone a major overhaul. Previously...

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Bay of Islands Ipipiri Eco-sail

Bay of Islands Ipipiri Eco-sail

Two iconic Northland organisations offer one unique experience! At the end of April 2016, Northland's tall ship the R. Tucker Thompson partnered with Project Island Song to offer a two day, one night eco-sailing experience in the beautiful Bay of Islands. We will...

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Dame Anne Salmond appointed Patron

Dame Anne Salmond appointed Patron

Former New Zealander of the year and eminent scholar Dame Anne Salmond has been appointed as Patron of the R. Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust. Dame Anne, whose research and teaching draw inspiration and insights from engagement between the differing ‘worlds’ of...

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