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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.

$310,000 payable for jet boat crash caused by loose studs
Skippers Canyon Jet Ltd has been fined $50,000 and ordered to pay $260,000 in reparations by the Queenstown District Court for a jet boat crash that injured 10 people who had to be evacuated by Helicopter.

$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.

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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Covid 19 coronavirus: How New Zealand is faring as Australian outbreak spreads
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Fri, 06 Aug 2021 12:30:00 +1200

Icy blast to bring snowfall across New Zealand, thunderstorms, gales lash Auckland north
Thunderstorms are set to rumble across the North Island today before damaging gales blast the top half, and snow falls to low levels across central and southern New Zealand.An icy cold snap straight off the Southern Ocean is due...

Fri, 06 Aug 2021 11:50:50 +1200

Thousands expected at NZ's first rural mass Covid-19 vaccination clinic
By Robin Martin of RNZ . Thousands of people are expected to turn up to New Zealand's first rural mass Covid-19 vaccination event at Stratford today and tomorrow.The Taranaki District Health Board is hoping to give a first Pfizer...

Fri, 06 Aug 2021 11:45:00 +1200

Three men arrested over Opaheke crash injuring mother and two children
Three men have been charged after a serious car crash in South Auckland left a mother and her two children injured. The car was tracked by the police Eagle helicopter as it moved erratically before it collided with another vehicle...

Fri, 06 Aug 2021 11:44:37 +1200

Thousands of allegations made over police conduct this year, just 168 upheld
Unprofessional behaviour displayed by police staff, such as their attitude, bullying or harassment, are among almost 3000 allegations made this year against 2500 New Zealand Police constables and other employees. Of 2040 incidents...

Fri, 06 Aug 2021 11:41:41 +1200

Olympic racewalker Quentin Rew supported from Wellington pub
Supporters of New Zealand Olympic racewalker Quentin Rew are walking with him every step of the way this morning – from his local Wellington pub. The Olympic racewalking event kicked off at about 8.30am New Zealand time, with Quentin...

Fri, 06 Aug 2021 11:40:38 +1200

Covid 19 coronavirus: Nearly 1 million active bookings as Kiwis 'embrace the vaccine'
By RNZ From today those over 55 will be able to book themselves in for the Covid-19 vaccine, five days ahead of schedule.The Ministry of Health said people in the group who were not yet vaccinated did not need to wait for an...

Fri, 06 Aug 2021 11:35:13 +1200

Dirty laundry: Sending hospital patients' heavily-soiled clothes home with family 'not acceptable' say advocates
Aged care advocates say sending heavily-soiled clothes home from hospital for family and friends of sick patients to launder is not an acceptable standard of care. And they are urging hospitals to do better and offer more options...

Fri, 06 Aug 2021 10:32:21 +1200

Covid 19 coronavirus: Two Auckland MIQ guests transferred to hospital with Covid symptoms
Two people in managed isolation in Auckland have been transferred to hospital.It is understood the pair have been removed from an MIQ hotel to Middlemore Hospital in South Auckland, Newshub is reporting.At least one of the people...

Fri, 06 Aug 2021 10:22:15 +1200

Pair threaten petrol station worker with rifle in Masterton robbery
A terrified service station worker had a high-powered rifle pointed at them over the counter when two robbers burst into the Masterton store on Wednesday night. Detective Senior Sergeant Barry Bysouth said two people entered the...

Fri, 06 Aug 2021 10:14:52 +1200

Hawke's Bay's big weekend of weather: Thunderstorms, then a scorcher, then snow
First thunderstorms, then scorching winter sun, and then snow - Hawke's Bay's weekend of weather just about has it all.MetService meteorologist Mmathapelo Makgabutlane said Friday's warm afternoon would bring with it a moderate...

Fri, 06 Aug 2021 09:53:27 +1200

Christchurch murder: Niraj Prasad denies killing Faiz Ali and will stand trial next year
An accountant accused of murdering his ex-wife's partner in central Christchurch will stand trial next year. Niraj Prasad, 38, is accused of killing Faiz Ali, a manager at Indian grocery store Krazy Price Mart, on February 21 this...

Fri, 06 Aug 2021 09:50:01 +1200