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Big increase in lifejacket sales a good sign for summer

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 12:46 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Nation-wide retailer, Rebel Sport, has doubled its sales of lifejackets in the first week of the month, and Coastguard sold 300 lifejackets in the first weekend of its “Old4New” promotion. More >>

$324,500 after kayak business neglected safety obligations

Monday, 5 December 2016, 5:31 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ says the kayak hire operator sentenced to 200 hours community service and ordered to pay $324,500 over the deaths of two kayakers, on Lake Tekapo in September last year, neglected his safety obligations with tragic consequences. More >>

Coastguard New Zealand's Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade Campaign

Friday, 2 December 2016, 11:14 am | Maritime New Zealand

Coastguard New Zealand's Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade initiative kicks off tomorrow, Saturday 3 December, at 8.00am at the Half Moon Bay boat ramp in Auckland. More >>

Maritime NZ promotes lifejackets with national retailer

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 12:50 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ has launched a national lifejacket promotion “Nobody’s faster than disaster”, with national retailer Rebel Sport, to get more Kiwi boaties into the “best survival gear you can wear on a boat - your lifejacket,” said Director ... More >>

Firm prosecuted after tank explosion

Friday, 25 November 2016, 11:34 am | Maritime New Zealand

A Tasman Bay engineering operator has been convicted, and ordered to undertake 100 hours community work and pay $12,000 reparation to an employee who was seriously injured, after the fuel tank on a tourist launch exploded during a welding repair. ... More >>

All lighthouses and maritime radio functioning well

Friday, 18 November 2016, 3:33 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ has confirmed that all six lighthouses and the maritime radio network on the earthquake affected areas of the North and South Island coasts are functioning normally. More >>

International recognition for RCCNZ teamwork

Friday, 11 November 2016, 9:51 am | Maritime New Zealand

The Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) has been shortlisted for an international maritime rescue award for its teamwork. More >>

Helicopter crash north of Whangarei

Monday, 31 October 2016, 4:08 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The wreckage of a commercial helicopter has been located in Glenbervie Forest, north of Whangarei. More >>

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 >>



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