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YTH – 2006 Ono ra

YTH – 2006 Ono ra

We started our day as usual with a dip into the tide, however the morning winds were cold. A hot breakfast was enjoyed by all, followed by a walk over to the WWII gunner placement and around to Smugglers Bay. We hid in a canopy of tea tree to get away from the rain....

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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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Whare opening

Whare opening

On Sunday 23 September, the R. Tucker Thompson held the formal opening of their new whare. The weather was fine, and around 100 people gathered at the end of the wharf to join the Tucker whanau for their special day. It was a day that was over 30 years in the making,...

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Our new Whare

Our new Whare

Today was a really special day, one that has been over 30 years in the making. It was the first time that we were allowed to occupy our new home which is being built by Far North Holdings at the end of the wharf. A key driver for the new premises was to be able to do...

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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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