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Smart Trade Solutions Partnership

Smart Trade Solutions Partnership

Thanks to the introduction by Competenz we have partnered with Rick and Tracey Lunn from Smart Trade Solutions to provide career options for our trainees. Trade Smart Solutions connects people to the trades; they specialise in offering support and mentoring for...

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New Engine Update

New Engine Update

Dear customers, partners, suppliers, Tucker whānau and supporters, By the end of this month we will have a new engine, a reconditioned gearbox and a fortified resolve. We are in the throes of a major repair; we are installing a John Deere 6068TFM50 Marine Engine M4...

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December Update 2021

December Update 2021

Ahoy! Summer is here, which means sunshine, long days and sailing in crystal clear waters. We have finished the last youth voyage of the season, and are now ready to open the sails to the public. Our official summer season started on the 30th of November. We will be...

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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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