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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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Herald afternoon quiz: April 23
Test your brains with the Herald's afternoon quiz. Be sure to check back on for the morning quiz tomorrow. To challenge yourself with more quizzes, CLICK HERE.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 15:00:00 +1200

Man sentenced to jail for rape after removing condom without consent
A Wellington man has been sent to prison in what's believed to be the first conviction for rape after the man removed a condom during sex without the woman's consent. Jessie Campos, 48, was sentenced to three years and nine months...

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 14:42:10 +1200

Covid 19 coronavirus: No new cases in MIQ or the community
There are no new cases of CVovid-19 - either in the community or in managed isolation.However, he number of close and close plus contacts of the border worker who tested positive on Tuesday has now increased to 36 - up from 31 yesterday.The...

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 12:45:00 +1200

Former Scout leader Graham William Morine guilty of Auckland child sex abuse
A former scout leader and football club hanger-on who wheedled his way into a family and abused boys has been brought to justice nearly 40 years later. Graham William Morine is now known to have molested children in Auckland, Tauranga...

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 12:40:22 +1200

Port Hills fatal crash: Accused killer driver's name revealed, trial date set
A teenage driver accused of killing two sisters who were passengers in his carwhen he crashed in Christchurch's Port Hills in 2019 can finally be named. He is Levi Phillip Fiddymont, 19.Fiddymont has been charged with two counts...

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 12:21:52 +1200

Otago University graduation explosives threats: Accused keeps name a secret
The identity of a woman accused of threatening to commit a firearms and explosive attack targeting University of Otago graduation ceremonies remains a secret, for now.The defendant has entered no plea, deemed not guilty, to a charge...

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 12:21:45 +1200

Head Hunters/Mongols gang shooting: Police release image of suspect
Police are asking the public to help find a "dangerous" person believed to be involved in the Head Hunters/Mongols gang shooting in central Auckland last week. A gun was fired soon after 9am at the 5-star Sofitel hotel at the Viaduct...

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 12:14:27 +1200

Owner considers closing toilets at Te Kawa crossroads
When Aucklander Jay Reid felt the call of nature during a recent trip to the King Country, he pulled in to a rest stop in search of relief and what he found left him sickened. "When I saw that place I wanted to vomit," Reid told...

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 12:04:58 +1200

Triple traffic woes as school holiday, Anzac Day and travel bubble visitors combine
Traffic is already building around motorways heading out of Auckland and Wellington as people head away early to avoid after-work congestion at the start of the long weekend.Holidaymakers heading away this weekend had earlier been...

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 12:01:22 +1200

Gehan Gunasekara: Five Eyes has no place in human rights alliance
OPINION Thirty-five years after New Zealand dared to raise its voice through its nuclear-free policyand independent foreign policy we are once again facing pressure to be herded back into the fold of a western military alliance....

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +1200

Immigration New Zealand apologises and refunds over covert residence policy
By Gill Bonnett of RNZ The chief ombudsman has told Immigration New Zealand (INZ) to apologise for an unofficial strategy of cherry-picking highly paid residence applications amid growing delays in visa processing.Migrants argue...

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 11:50:00 +1200

Watch: Covid Response Minister Chris Hipkins reveals travel ban for 'very high risk countries'
New Zealand permanent residents from four countries where Covid is rampant will be blocked from coming directly to New Zealand under changes designed to reduce the number of infected arrivals.New Zealand citizens, their parents,...

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 11:45:00 +1200