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Advertising effectiveness awards for safer boating campaign

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 2:04 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ’s innovative safer boating campaign has picked up four more New Zealand Effie advertising awards for its “Get it on or it’s no good” lifejacket campaign. More >>

Beacons make for busy Labour Weekend for RCCNZ

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 11:16 am | Maritime New Zealand

A busy weekend of rescues managed by the Rescue Coordination Centre NZ highlights the benefits of carrying distress beacons. More >>

Mother and sons rescued from Tararuas

Saturday, 22 October 2016, 8:03 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Mother and sons rescued from Tararuas 22 October 2016 A mother and her two sons, aged 10 and 12, have been rescued after spending the night in the open in cold, wet conditions in the Tararua Ranges. The Rescue Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ) received ... More >>

‘No excuses’ fines for no lifejackets and speeding boats

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 11:03 am | Maritime New Zealand

As part of Safer Boating Week (October 14-21), Maritime NZ and Regional Councils have announced eight councils will be trialing a “no excuses” policy for recreational boaties not carrying or wearing lifejackets and those who speed on the water. More >>

Big spike in boating numbers brings important safety message

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 9:56 am | Maritime New Zealand

New research released today during Safer Boating Week (October 14-21) suggests 51 percent of New Zealanders might have taken to the water in recreational boats last summer (2015-16). More >>

Everywhere you go, always take the weather with you

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 10:43 am | Maritime New Zealand

Bob Dylan may have just won a Nobel Prize for Literature but when it comes to safer boating advice, you’re far better off with Kiwi music legend Neil Finn. More >>

$470,000 for safer boating grants

Monday, 17 October 2016, 11:05 am | Maritime New Zealand

As part of Safer Boating Week (October 14-21) Maritime NZ has announced $470,000 dollars in grants – a major increase in national funding for recreational boating programmes, More >>

New boating safety videos and guide

Saturday, 15 October 2016, 10:02 pm | Maritime New Zealand

As part of Safer Boating Week (October 14-21) the first of three new safer boating videos and a new safety guide were launched today (Saturday October 15). The Chair of the Safer Boating Forum*, Maritime NZ Deputy Director Lindsay Sturt, said the ... More >>

Safer Boating Week begins today

Friday, 14 October 2016, 11:22 am | Maritime New Zealand

To highlight the tragedy of those who die in recreational boating accidents, the Safer Boating Forum* traditionally starts Safer Boating Week (October 14-21) with a wharf jump in Wellington, and this year also in Auckland. More >>

International convention will make fishing safer

Monday, 10 October 2016, 11:37 am | Maritime New Zealand

New Zealand is adopting international rules on certification for commercial fishermen, aimed at making fishing safer and ensuring New Zealand fishers will have their tickets recognised internationally. More >>

Ring-fencing goes live

Friday, 30 September 2016, 12:58 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Seafarers can now ring-fence most old and legacy tickets - for free - keeping them valid for life without the cost of moving into the new seafarer certification framework, SeaCert. More >>

Maritime VHF radio delivered to yacht Luna

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 5:33 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) is delivering a maritime VHF radio to the skipper of the yacht Luna , which had been the subject of a search and rescue operation. More >>

Missing yacht Luna found

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 4:57 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The 22-foot yacht Luna missing off the east coast of the North Island has been found by a Royal New Zealand Air Force helicopter. More >>

Have you seen the missing yacht Luna?

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 11:39 am | Maritime New Zealand

The Rescue Coordination Centre (RCCNZ) is asking the public for information about an overdue 22-foot yacht, Luna . More >>

Small maritime businesses getting bigger

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 9:29 am | Maritime New Zealand

The first report of its kind shows New Zealand’s small businesses (0-19 employees) engaged in fishing, off-shore aquaculture, and water transport are small but starting to get bigger. More >>

Two men rescued from upturned Chatham Islands fishing boat

Sunday, 4 September 2016, 6:21 pm | Maritime New Zealand

It took just 27 minutes for two men to be rescued from an upturned Chatham Islands commercial fishing vessel 1.8km south of Pitt Island this morning after they activated a distress beacon (Saturday, 3 September). The two crew of the 11m Flynny set off ... More >>

Seafarers can ring-fence old domestic tickets

Monday, 29 August 2016, 1:29 pm | Maritime New Zealand

It is now easier for seafarers with most old and legacy tickets to continue working More >>

CEs commit to code for safer shipping in ports and harbours

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 3:27 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Chief executives of New Zealand’s port companies, councils and Maritime New Zealand willtomorrow (August 18) commit to a revised, national port and harbour marine code to make shipping in commercial harbours safer. More >>

Solo yachtie rescued off Tauranga

Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 11:38 am | Maritime New Zealand

10 August 2016 A 55-year-old solo yachtsman has been rescued overnight after his yacht’s steering failed 70km north east of Tauranga. The man, sailing from Auckland to Dunedin in the 8.8m motor yacht Windsong, activated his distress beacon (EPIRB) ... More >>

New health and safety guide for mariners

Friday, 24 June 2016, 1:39 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ has developed two new publications aimed at increasing maritime operators’ understanding of their health and safety obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) 2015. More >>



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