Most watched: Incredibly lavish superyacht parks up off Tauranga - take a peek inside

The 180-foot superyacht Plvs Vltra has anchored off the coast of Tauranga - believed to be up to NZ$54 million worth of boat.

CNBC reported in 2015 that GoPro founder Nick Woodman put in an order for a superyacht from dutch shipbuilders Amels, to be delivered in 2017.

The 180-foot Plvs Vltra was launched in 2017 after being built by Amels, and features an interior similar to a high-end hotel. Source: 1 NEWS

Though ownership details are kept strictly confidential, it's possible that Woodman is the owner Plvs Vltra, but there is also another superyacht which was delivered last year called Driftwood which some speculate may be his.

Yachts of the size of Plvs Vltra typically cost between US$35-40 million (NZ$47.7-$54.5 million).

According to Boat International, Plvs Ultra has numerous luxurious features, including;

- A large swimming pool on the main deck
- Fully-appointed spa facilities
- Numerous watercraft and water toys like jetskis
- Architecturally designed interior featuring marble and golden artworks
- Suspended chandeliers
- Limited edition Parallele piano
- Custom embroidered silks
- Full gym
- Helipad
- Movie theatre
- Spa pool and sunpads
- Top speed of 16.5 knots (30kmh)


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Child, 14, among four youths charged over Hawke's Bay man's death

Four youths, aged between 14 and a 16, have been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, in relation to the death of Kelly Donner in Flaxmere on 4 March.

They will appear in the Hastings District Court this afternoon.

Police said further charges were  likely to be laid as the investigation progressed.

Police are also seeking a fifth youth, adding that "any threats or intimidating behaviour towards witnesses will not be tolerated and we will ensure that such complaints are investigated."

They are encouraging any others with information about the death to come forward.


Kelly Alex Donner.
Kelly Alex Donner. Source: NZ Police

Kelly Donner, 40, died outside the Flaxmere Tavern on March 4. Source: 1 NEWS


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Decision made on alternative route to Manawatu Gorge - set to cost upwards of $500m

A decision has been made on the alternative route to the Manawatu Gorge. 

NZTA have decided to go with option three, across the Ruahine Ranges and ending in Woodville.

It will cost upwards of $500m. 

Construction will start in 2020 and is expected to take four years. 

State Highway 3 through the gorge has been closed since April after large slips came down. 

Option 3 background, South of Saddle Road - NZTA

This option would provide a new road corridor across the Ruahine Range south of Saddle Road.

  • Cost: $350m–$450m
  • Length: 12.4km
  • Time to complete: 5–6 years


The new road is being welcomed but it won't be completed for another six years. Source: 1 NEWS