68 days ago

Maritime NZ is advising jet boaties to check steering systems

Mark Dittmer from Maritime NZ

Maritime NZ has issued a new and important safety message to recreational, commercial and racing jet boat operators and owners.

The cause of a recent fatal accident involving a jet boat was identified as steering failure, caused by a wire which broke and a shackle fell off.

The steering system for this particular jet boat had the two D-shackle pins on the tiller arm lock wired together. Using the locking wire in this manner, can cause excessive stress on locking wire.

Read the safety update on our website here -

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4 hours ago

Poll: What is the top issue you want the local council to focus on?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The local elections are a great opportunity to decide on who we want to represent our communities over the next three years.

With elections just around the corner, this is a good time to pinpoint the issues that affect you and are important to you. Being clear on this is a first step in knowing what you want your local councillors to support or who to vote for. What are the issues you want your next local council to focus on?

What is the top issue you want the local council to focus on?
  • 38.5% Rates
    38.5% Complete
  • 11.5% Housing
    11.5% Complete
  • 15.4% Roads
    15.4% Complete
  • 5.1% Public transport
    5.1% Complete
  • 7.1% Water
    7.1% Complete
  • 7.1% Waste
    7.1% Complete
  • 3.8% Climate + environment
    3.8% Complete
  • 5.8% Infrastructure
    5.8% Complete
  • 5.8% Local facilities (like parks and libraries)
    5.8% Complete
156 votes
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9 hours ago

Support a Kiwi dad this Father's Day

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

Father's Day is just around the corner and for many Kiwi dads, getting a treat isn't an option due to the family's limited disposable income or being a solo dad. You can make Father's Day go further by donating a Father's Bundle to a Kiwi family for only $19.

At this time of year, we want to acknowledge all the dads in New Zealand who work hard to provide for their families - particularly the families who can't make ends meet. So, we created a bundle of goodies that these Kiwi dads will love! The bundle has some chicken, a chunky soup, an apple pie for the family to share, plus a chocolate bar (just for Dad)!