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$155,000 reparation and fines, and "project order" imposed after injuries to ferry passengers
Auckland company, Fullers Group Limited, has been ordered to pay $68,336 in reparation to two victims after four passengers were injured – one suffering serious head injuries – when the passenger ferry, Kea, collided with the Devonport wharf on 9 November 2017.




$17,550 fines for giving false information after crewman passed out in hold
The Captain and Chief Officer of an Isle of Man flagged bulk carrier, Emilie Bulker, gave false information to Maritime NZ after a crewman passed out because of lack of oxygen in the ships poorly-ventilated hold.




$240,000 fine for dropping 15 tonne excavator from ships crane
Tauranga-based stevedoring company, C3 Limited, was fined $240,000 by the Auckland District Court yesterday after a 15 tonne excavator was dropped from a ships crane, narrowly missing five workers on the wharf below.




$30,000 fines and reparation after passenger injured on Auckland Jet boat
Auckland Jet Boat Tours Limited has been fined a total of $25,000 and ordered to pay $5000 in reparation after admitting Illegal and unsafe maritime practices.




$514,300 fines and reparation after grossly overloaded fishing vessel sinks
The sinking of a grossly overloaded fishing boat, Victory II, has led to Wellington fishing company Ninos Limited, its sole director, and the vessels master today being fined a total of $449,500, and the company being ordered to pay $64,800 in reparation to the crew for unpaid wages.




$54,000 fine and reparation after fall from ship
The Tauranga District Court has fined Singapore-based China Navigation Company PTE Limited $24,000 and ordered it to pay reparations of $30,000 after a stevedore was seriously injured when he fell from one of the companys ships in Tauranga.




$626,570 safer boating grants: Old4New lifejacket upgrades, lifejacket borrowing hubs, on the beach training and much more
This year, safer boating grants coordinated by Maritime NZ will provide 3,000 new lifejackets, support lifejacket loan hubs, help create new, at-the-beach, training programmes for boaties using jet skis, standup paddleboards and kayaks, and much more!




$783k Jubilee penalty highlights operator health and safety responsibilities
Maritime NZ says the prosecution of Ocean Fisheries Limited, operators of the Jubilee, sends a message to vessels owners and operators that health and safety is as much their responsibility as it is that of skippers and crew.




$844K grants – biggest ever increase in funding to build safer boating culture
Maritime NZ has announced $844,249 in funding for 22 safer boating initiatives throughout New Zealand – the most ever distributed – with the aim to reduce recreational boating fatalities and injuries.




A distress beacon could save your life this Labour Weekend
Maritime NZs Rescue Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ) is reminding trampers, hunters, climbers and boaties to take a distress beacon when heading out this Labour Day weekend.


Aotearoa aka New Zealand


Flag and map from Wikipedia.

New Zealand was my home after a 6-week sea voyage from the United Kingdom on the British ship named the Southern Cross when I was 6. We left New Zealand 33 months after arriving, on October 1st, 1960. My first trip by airplane: from Gisborne to Auckland. Where we boarded a boat to Australia, and were fared well by Maori singers and dancers.

New Zealand is a conquered country with a population of 4.4 million, and an awareness that the inhabitants coexist with the Maoris, who came from Polynesia, after migration from Australia. The Southern Cross is a constellation on the flag that can only be seen in the southern hemisphere.

For 3 years my family and I lived on the stop of a hill in house in the grounds of a self-sufficient hospital with fruit and vegetable gardens and its own power generation, on a town on the east coast of the north island of New Zealand, in Gisborne and went to Mangapapa School.

Mangapapa School was later destroyed in an earthquake, and rebuilt differently. Cook Hospital was torn down, perhaps it was also damaged in that earthquake, and luxury houses built on the grounds.

Dr Michael was the hospital pathologist; the only neuropathologist in the whole of New Zealand. Dr Patience took care of us,  gave birth to the last of us, and had a break from paid medical work.

For me, New Zealand was tuis singing in trees, kumera and Chinese gooseberries for dinner, and pohutukawa bushes near the peach trees.

Paradise indeed, and inhabited by beautiful, exotic people known as Maoris who were allowed to go to school without shoes and sang hauntingly beautiful songs about the country we knew as the Land of the Long White Cloud.


Charles Heathfield Dodgson, my youngest brother (I had 4 brothers) was born in New Zealand. He has a tiki guard the house which he acquired in Sydney, the house that our parents bought when they moved to Australia.

The hemisphere centred on New Zealand
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Tarras land under survey as groundwork on airport plan continues
A bird's-eye view of Tarras and the wider Cromwell Basin is taking place this week as Christchurch Airport continues to lay the groundwork for a new airport in the area.The aerial survey is being conducted by consultants for the...

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 09:32:56 +1200


Exclusive Brethren used Thompson and Clark to spy on former members
By RNZ The Exclusive Brethren church has been using the controversial private investigators Thompson and Clark to spy on former members of the church.Over the past two years, Thompson and Clark has conducted hundreds of hours...

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 08:33:28 +1200


Here comes the rain: North Island to get lashed by wild, wet, windy weather
Heavy rain is set to swamp the North Island today, with the Bay of Plenty likely to bear the brunt of the downfalls.Up to 120mm is expected to fall along the eastern coast from about 9pm tonight, while Mt Taranaki, Northland and...

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 08:33:07 +1200


Transmission Gully never likely to hit initial cost estimates according to review
By Charlotte Cook for RNZ A review into Wellington's billion-dollar highway Transmission Gully has found the project was flawed from the start.The 27-kilometre stretch of motorway was supposed to cost $850 million but has now...

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 07:55:37 +1200


Nelson man on trial for stabbing two men in Queenstown
A 21-year-old man who admitted stabbing two men in Queenstown in 2019 says he acted in self defence, a jury has heard.The jury trial for Jack James Harrington, of Nelson, began before Judge Bernadette Farnan in the Invercargill...

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 07:50:23 +1200


House destroyed in Waitati fire
A house in Waitati has been completely destroyed by fire this morning.A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman said crews were called to the scene in Double Hill Rd just after 5am.Two fire appliances, from Waitati and Willowbank,...

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 07:28:39 +1200


Helicopters searching for missing fisherman off Camel Rock in Piha
Helicopters are scouring the west coast waters for a man who went missing while fishing off Camel Rock in Piha this morning. A police spokesperson said the Eagle and Westpac Rescue helicopters are searching for the man, who was...

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 07:25:51 +1200


$3.6 million redevelopment of Lancaster Park site in Christchurch begins
A $3.6 million redevelopment of Christchurch's Lancaster Park into a green space and sports fields has begun.It is likely that sports games can be played there from early next year.This first stage of the redevelopment is expected...

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 07:05:59 +1200


Distressing death warning for 'unregulated' euthanasia drugs
From RNZ Patients requesting euthanasia will be given unapproved, unregulated and "off label" medicines, sparking warnings of prolonged and distressing deaths.People who chose to swallow or ingest the fatal medicines, rather...

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 06:39:03 +1200


Hamilton toddler's remarkable recovery after being hit by car
Hayley Hamilton's world was crumbling around her as she lifted her unconscious son off the road.Just seconds prior she had seen her 3-year-old boy, Bodie, fly metres through the air after being hit by a car on Discovery Dr, Hamilton,...

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 05:00:30 +1200


Covering Climate Now: Warming will hit endemic species hardest
Thousands of plants and animals unique to the world's most stunning places could face extinction if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, a new study finds. But while New Zealand has the highest proportion of endemic species...

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 05:00:25 +1200


'Decade of elimination': $5m project's big goal for NZ health
A major new research programme aims to build on our stunning success against Covid-19 by wiping out other infectious diseases - making the 2020s the "decade of elimination"."The successful elimination of Covid-19 transmission in...

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 05:00:22 +1200