6 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 -

maritimenz.govt.nz/commercial/safety/safety-updates/equipment-cranes-cargo/d-shackles.asp

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2 minutes ago

Paris’ Story: From wagging school to succeeding in life

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Across Aotearoa we have amazing tamariki and rangatahi who come through our programmes and experience inspiring transformation journeys.

Paris from the Bay of Plenty recently caught up with Sun Live to discuss her journey and the positive impact that Project K has had on her life.

Kei runga noa atu koe Paris! Thank you for inspiring us and leading the way for other rangatahi across the country!

Learn more about Paris' story here: bit.ly...

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17 minutes ago

Poll: Would you expect your parents to help you into your first home?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Almost a quarter of young people say the older generations should help first-home buyers into the property market, a new survey shows.

Westpac NZ polled 1000 people about their opinion on parents assisting their children into their first homes.

It found widespread acceptance of the idea: More than half the parents said they would loan money interest-free and only 38 per cent would expect it to be paid back.

To read more, click here

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8 hours ago

Help us fill hungry tummies around Aotearoa

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

With chilly days and nights just around the corner, winter is a really tough time for some of our most vulnerable New Zealanders. Through these colder months, we see a consistently high demand for food assistance which stretches supplies and resources in our foodbank hubs.

You can help by donating a Winter Bundle today. We've teamed up with Countdown to select a range of useful items that we know our foodbanks need.

Help us fill hungry tummies around the country today. Donate online or pop a food donation into the specially marked purple bins in Countdown stores throughout June.

foodbank.org.nz/collections/winterbundles

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